2019 NFL – Green Bay Packers @ Chicago Bears Preview & Prediction

THE FACTS

When is Green Bay Packers @ Chicago Bears taking place? Friday 6th September, 2019 – 01:20 (UK)

Where is Green Bay Packers @ Chicago Bears taking place? Soldier Field, Chicago

What is the expected weather for Green Bay Packers @ Chicago Bears? 19c with clear skies forecast

What television channel is Green Bay Packers @ Chicago Bears on? Sky Sports will be showing live NFL games during the season so it is worth checking their schedule

Where can I stream Green Bay Packers @ Chicago Bears? Subscribers to NFL GAMEPASS can stream matches live on their platform while matches shown on Sky can be streamed on the SkyGo app.

Where can I get tickets for Green Bay Packers @ Chicago Bears? Tickets for this match can still be purchased via Stubhub!

What was the outcome in the last meeting? Green Bay Packers 17-24 Chicago Bears

THE TEAM NEWS

GREEN BAY PACKERS

  • Green Bay went through an off-season of upheaval as they parted ways with long-term head coach Mike McCarthy and hired Matt LaFleur who will take on his first head coaching job in the NFL following a stint as offensive co-ordinator for Tennessee Titans.
  • QB Aaron Rodgers played through the pain last year following a tibial plateau fracture he suffered in Week 1 but he will be at full health for this season-opener and will look to target WR Devante Adams as often as possible.
  • The Packers opted to heavily focus on their defense during the draft with S Darnell Savage a potential gem who can cover effectively but Green Bay’s pick of LB Rashan Gary as the 12th overall pick raised some eyebrows and he will have to prove his doubters wrong.

CHICAGO BEARS

  • Chicago ended last season as the NFC North champions but fell at the first hurdle in the play-offs as they lost to Philadelphia with that dramatic loss likely to be the driving force behind the Bears’ ambitions for this season.
  • Without a pick in either of the first two rounds of the draft, the Bears traded up in the third round of to add Iowa State RB David Montgomery and he could prove to be an astute pick-up and he is likely to be the man Chicago rely on in the backfield.
  • The Bears traded RB Jordan Howard to Philadelphia Eagles which should ensure Montgomery picks up the majority of carries but the rookie will be under pressure to hit the ground running.

THE PREDICTION

Chicago will be looking to go deeper into the play-offs this year and they host rivals Green Bay in this NFC North match-up to get the new season underway. A new-look Green Bay travel to the Windy City looking to get Matt LaFleur's reign off to the best possible start and they can do just that but it will not be easy. The Packers will need to put in a big performance and allow Aaron Rodgers to spend as much time on the field as possible so he can lay down a marker for the season against one of the best defenses in the NFL.

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