When the Chicago Bears faced the Green Bay Packers back in Week 1 of the NFL regular season, Green Bay defeated Chicago 38-20. The Packers are going for 10 straight wins against the Bears and this rivalry will continue to be one-sided if that’s the case.
Quarterback Justin Fields spoke about how far Chicago has come along since that game. They are a totally different football team now than they were then. The Bears have won four of five and are looking to ride that momentum to gain another win.
Fields told 670 The Score in Chicago:
“We are definitely better than Week 1. You know, Week 1, we had a lot of new players, new guys. Throughout the season, we built chemistry in the locker room and on the field. So, I’m excited to see what we can do in Green Bay and hopefully come up with a W.”
This can very well be the final game that Fields plays in a Bears uniform. He has one year remaining on his contract and also has a fifth-year option. Justin Fields has been mentioned in trade rumors for the Chicago Bears and they have the number one overall pick this season because of the Carolina Panthers trade.
Green Bay Packers Can’t Lost at Home to the Chicago Bears
If Green Bay were to lose to Chicago at home this weekend, this would be the second consecutive season they would have lost at home with a playoff spot on the line. It happened a season ago against the surging Detroit Lions.
Eddie Jackson also spoke to 670 The Score in Chicago about the possibility of the Bears pulling off an upset this weekend against the Packers:
“When it’s Green Bay, it’s like a championship game. You got to beat Green Bay. You got to beat them. Especially (with the results of) the first game of the season, everybody still has a taste in their mouth. We know this is going to have to be a statement game for us.”
It would be a statement heading into 2024 if the Chicago Bears won. It means that they have turned the corner like the Detroit Lions did last season and also Chicago will be a team to watch for next season. If the Green Bay Packers beat the Bears once again, then the statement is the Packers own Chicago. It is also true that both teams are different than the Week 1 matchup.