Chicago Bears vs. Green Bay Packers: How we see it

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    The NFL’s oldest rivalry, the Green Bay Packers and the Chicago Bears, makes its 195th renewal on Thursday Night Football.

    Both teams are coming off overtime wins against AFC North opponents last Sunday, as the Packers came from behind to beat the Cincinnati Bengals, 24-21, and the Bears upset the Pittsburgh Steelers, 23-17.

    The Packers (2-1) come into the game tied atop the NFC North with the Minnesota Vikings and the Detroit Lions, while the Bears (1-2) sit one game back.

    Here’s how the staff at bobmcginn.com sees the “rubber game’’ of a series that is deadlocked at 94-94-6.

    Bob McGinn: The short-handed Packers pulled out one tight game this week. Now can they pull out another? Green Bay figures to be without its top four tackles but it’s still Aaron Rodgers vs. Mike Glennon. The Bears will make the Packers earn the lead in the all-time series.

    Charlie McGinn: Can Green Bay stop the run? If so, the Packers will cruise. If not, expect an ugly Thursday night dogfight. Green Bay forces Bears quarterback Mike Glennon to beat them, with his arm, and pulls away in the second half. Green Bay 27, Chicago 17.

    Rob Reischel: Green Bay has an enormous problem at offensive tackle, where both of its starters are hurt and its top three reserves are on injured reserve. At some point, if you can’t block, you can’t win. This will be that game, and the Packers better hope Aaron Rodgers exits Lambeau Field under his own power. Chicago 17, Green Bay 13.

    Mark Eckel: There are a lot of reasons to pick Chicago, Thursday night, mostly because the Packers might be missing all of their tackles and a few key players on defense. Quarterback Aaron Rodgers is still playing, however, and that should be enough, barely, or bearly. Green Bay 12, Chicago 8.





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