Having the worst rush defense in the league through the first half of the season does not happen by accident. I said entering the season that the Packers had problems up the middle of their defense and they still do. The defensive line is soft against the run, and no I don’t think BJ Raji would have been any better than Letroy Guion. The inside linebackers are in a word, terrible and it’s an embarrassment that the Packers went into the season thinking Brad Jones was a starting linebacker.
The only way this game will not be a shootout will be if Cutler, is once again Cutler and turns the ball over 2 or more times. If the Bears were smart, their offensive game plan should feature Matt Forte. The Packers have proven they can’t stop the run, and there is no good reason to believe they will be able to even slow down the Bears rushing attack if they choose to commit to it.
I see the Packers winning this one, but only if they win the turnover battle. The Packers who may be playing without both starting offensive guards could struggle. Prediction: Packers 35-32
Season Record: 7-1