The Chicago Bears set up the Packers nicely next week
It’s not every week a rival helps the Green Bay Packers in their quest to win the NFC North. The Chicago Bears inadvertently helped the Packers before their Week 7 game. The Packers need some wins in the next few weeks to keep pace with the Minnesota Vikings, who are currently 4-1. The Packers should have an easier time winning in Week 7 against the Washington Commanders with news that recently broke about their starting quarterback.
According to NFL.com and Ian Rapoport, the Commanders starting quarterback Carson Wentz sustained a fractured ring finger during their Thursday Night Football game against the Bears.
The Commanders QB suffered a fractured ring finger on his throwing hand in the 12-7 win versus the Chicago Bears, NFL Network Insiders Ian Rapoport and Mike Garafolo reported Saturday, per sources.
Wentz is now headed to Los Angeles to see a hand specialist to determine the next step and his availability moving forward is up in the air, Rapoport added.
The Packers catch another break
This isn’t the first time the Chicago Bears helped to ding a quarterback up before the Packers played them. The Bears hurt New York Giants quarterback Daniel Jones the week before the Packers would play him in London. Unfortunately for the Packers, they could not take advantage of a more feeble Jones. However, the Packers’ defense appears ready to make some changes after their Week 5 loss to Jones.
The Packers need to take advantage of Wentz’s injury in Week 7. The Commanders’ offense looks noticeably worse than the Giants this season. The Commanders rank 27th in total scoring in the league. Wentz was already in the bottom half of the NFL in terms of passing yards a game. A hand injury should give the Packers’ secondary a much-needed advantage in the matchup in Washington.