Week 3 of NFL Monday Night Football Predictions – Packers at Bears
The Bears and the Packers are two of the few teams left with 2-0 records. With two high-powered offenses run by Aaron Rodgers and Jay Cutler respectively, Monday night at Soldier Field has the makings of a classic NFC North shootout.
Packers on Offense
After the Packers saw Ryan Grant go down for the year in their season opener, they knew their balanced attack would suffer a blow. So while Green Bay’s backfield barely made a dent against the Bills last week (65 total yds between Brandon Jackson and John Kuhn), Aaron Rodgers took matters into his own hands and threw for 255 yds and 2 TDs. This week could be similar for Rodgers and his receivers, especially after Chicago’s run defense made the Cowboys’s 3-headed ground game dwindle like Wade Phillips’s job security. Rodgers will step into Soldier Field’s hostile environment calm and collected. He’ll look to pick on CB Charles ufabet ทีเด็ดบอลสเต็ป Tillman, who seems to get beat often these days. But Green Bay’s most valuable receiver on Monday might not be Donald Driver or Greg Jennings, but Jermichael Finley. The young beast of a TE is a mismatch nightmare down the middle; too fast for a LB, too big for a safety. The Bears will use their speed to exploit Green Bay’s O-line and get to Rodgers. They’ll try to get a spark from their big playmakers like Brian Urlacher and Julius Peppers.
Bears on Offense
In this day and age, Martzism takes the form of the Chicago Bears’s new run ‘n gun offense. Mike Martz has found the man to channel his revolution- the often questionable, unconventional Jay Cutler. Cutler and Martz have seemed to breathe new life into the Bears’s attack. Matt Forte has been able to hurdle his sophomore slump with two dynamic back-to-back games. What’s more impressive has been Cutler’s ability to spread the ball get production out of a seemingly weak receiving corps. Cutler will look to keep up the momentum at Soldier Field with his cannon of an arm- the Bears had 3 plays through the air for 38 yds or more last week. Chicago’s receivers will use their speed to get behind the Packers’s secondary. But while Cutler tries to thread the needle to Johnny Knox and Devin Hester, he should be wary of FS Nick Collins and reigning Defensive Player of the Year Charles Woodson. Another guy he has to watch out for is Clay Matthews, who seems to be dishing out concussions like the Cowboys have been handing out wins. This is where his midrange weapons come in for quick releases, namely Matt Forte and Greg Olsen.