Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Bears Packers Preview

Week 2 Preview

Green Bay vs. the Bears

 The Packers will travel to Chicago after a disappointing home opening loss to the 49ners to face the Bears who gave Andrew Luck a rude welcome to the NFL. Rodgers faced a tough defense in the 49ners now and he will face another tough defense lead by all pro defensive end Julius Peppers. Jay Cutler and Brandon Marshall played with the same chemistry they had with each other when they were in Denver during week 1, and Matt Forte showed why the Bears finally gave him the long term contract he wanted.

Key Matchup Brandon Marshall vs. Charles Woodson or Tramon Williams

Marshall is a big physical wr who can go in the middle and also go deep and knows Cutler and woodson and Williams have horrible in coverage since 2010 I see Marshall having his way with them.

Matt Forte vs. A.J Hawk

Forte is as dangerous of a receiver out the backfield as he is a runner and when he goes to catch passers it will be up to one of this LB’s to try and contain him and I don’t think they can.

Julius Peppers vs. Bryan Bulaga

Julius Peppers is one of the best athletes in the NFL and one of the best defensive ends in the league is as good of a pass rusher as he is at stopping the run Bryan Bulaga will have his hands full if Green bay doesn’t chip or give him help on the edge.

Key Matchups
Randall Cobb in the slot vs. any Bears Cornerback

Everybody knows Greg Jennings and Jordy Nelson but the Packers might have found another play maker Cobb who was one of the few effective offensive players vs. the 49ners he made a lot of big catches in the slot and returned a punt return for a td. And with the defenses giving more focus on Jennings and Nelson on the Outside look for Cobb to have a big night on the inside.

Clay Matthews vs. Gabe Carimi

After an off year sack wise last year Clay Matthews looks like he is back to his 2010 ways as he had 2.5 sacks in the opening win and was the only packers defensive player to make any impact plays Carimi is in his second season and will have trouble trying to block the athletic Matthews off the edge.

Rodgers vs. Bears secondary

Rodgers is 1-3 in his last 4 starts and has played subpar for his standards in all 3 out of the 4 games but the last time he faced the Bears he threw for a career high 5 tds.

Prediction Clay Matthews looked like the 2010 Matthews in the opener and I can’t see Rodgers playing subpar for another game so I got the Packers 31 Bears 27

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