The Packers get to welcome Justin Fields and the Bears to Lambeau Field for the first time in his young career. The Packers’ Sunday night matchup could potentially be a hat and t-shirt game to clinch the NFC North. Let’s take a look at three reason the Pack will come out on top against their biggest rival.
Aaron Jones and AJ Dillon
The Packers have the reigning MVP at the helm, but it feels like the offense is only as good as the running game. Aaron Jones went down against Seattle, missed the game against Minnesota and played a little banged up against LA. Hopefully Jones was able to get back to 100 percent over the bye. While Jones has been banged up AJ Dillon has taken over. He’s been bruising defenses and has become a key contributer to the offense. Now that Jones is healthy the two will play a big role in the offense going forward.
In the last matchup the two backs combined for 169 total yards, and Jones had a recieving touchdown. The Bears are allowing 4.2 yards per carry this season and are banged up defensively. Without Khalil Mack in this matchup, the Bears might have a tough time stopping the Packers rushing attack.
The Packers are the far better coached team. Matt LaFleur has never lost to the Chicago Bears. He is 5-0 against the Bears since he took over as head coach. Matt Nagy on the other hand only has one win versus Green Bay. Reports say that this is Matt Nagy’s final season in Chicago. Meanwhile, Matt LaFleur is in line for a huge extension. LaFleur’s scheme has been better this season, and has proven to work against Chicago.
The Passing Attack
In the loss against Minnesota the passing game looked reminiscent to 2020. Then against the Rams the passing attack was yet again great. In his last two games Aaron Rodgers has thrown for over 300 yards and multiple touchdowns. Over the last two games Davante Adams has 219 yards and two touchdowns. Rodgers and Adams have been clicking all season, but the passing attack has been inconsistent at times. However, the Packers’ passing game is riding the hot hand of number 12 right now and will look to dominate against Chicago.