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Packers vs. Bears Week 2 Game Predictions from AllGreenBayPackers.com

GAME PREDICTIONS
Week 2: Green Bay Packers vs. Chicago Bears
Name Record To-Date This Week’s Pick Score Prediction
Kris Burke 0-1 Green Bay Packers 38-35
A Packers-Bears game that becomes an aerial shootout? Maybe the Mayans are onto something.  With the addition of Brandon Marshall, the Bears suddenly have an offense that can be explosive and we all know the Packers have a suspect secondary.  Mason Crosby wins it as the click hits :00.
“Jersey” Al Bracco 0-1 Green Bay Packers 34-31
Packers win a barn burner thanks to some well placed Jay Cutler passes – right into the hands of Packers DBs.
Adam Czech 0-1 Green Bay Packers 27-23
There is no such thing as a must-win game in week two, but I had the Seattle game circled as a possible upset loss for the Packers next week, so, um, they better win Thursday. Remember: Jay Cutler started 1-for-10 on Sunday and gift-wrapped a pick-six for the Colts. The Bears offensive line is still shaky. A good pass rush does enough to cover for a shaky secondary and the Packers escape with a needed division win.
Marques Eversoll 0-1 Green Bay Packers 31-27
I’m torn on picking this game. It wouldn’t surprise me at all if the Packers start 0-2, and it wouldn’t surprise me if the Packers put it all together and win big. Really, the only thing that would surprise me is if this is a low-scoring game. If Greg Jennings can’t play, that hurts the Pack, but if Peanut Tillman can’t play, that hurts the Bears even worse. I’m calling for a big game from Jermichael Finley here. The question is: Can the Packers prevent the Bears from finding the endzone? Pack wins a shootout.
Thomas Hobbes 0-1 Green Bay Packers 27-24
I think the Bears are going to try to play the same type of defense that the 49ers did last week; the question is do they have the personel and the displine to pull it off?  The bears front 7, while very good, isn’t as dominant as the 49ers front 7; if the running game can deflect some of the attention away from Rodgers, the Packers should manage to win this game.  As for the defense, while they might not be all that different in terms of stopping teams from scoring points, I do think that their ability to “pin their ears” and rush the passer has significantly improved, so if the Packers get up early, it could be a long day for a shaky Bears offensive line.
Jason Perone 0-1 Chicago Bears 24-17
As much as the Packers need to win this game, the Bears are due.  They come into Lambeau at the right time with the Pack still reeling from a grueling and disappointing loss just 4 days ago.  Brandon Marshall is too much and reels in a late TD to seal the win.
Chad Toporski 0-1 Green Bay Packers 41-33
The way both of these teams played last week, this could be a high-scoring affair. Even if Brandon Marshall is curtailed a bit by Williams, the Packers second CBs could give up some plays to Alshon Jeffrey. (Not to mention Matt Forte.) Despite this, Rodgers and maybe even Benson will play with an extra chip on their shoulders from last week’s loss.
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Chad Toporski, a Wisconsin native and current Pittsburgh resident, is a writer for AllGreenBayPackers.com. You can follow Chad on twitter at @ChadToporski

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15 Responses to “Packers vs. Bears Week 2 Game Predictions from AllGreenBayPackers.com”

  1. Adam Czech says:

    Somebody call security and have Mr. Perone escorted out of the building, please.

    :)

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  2. Jason Perone Jason Perone says:

    Trust me it was one of the most painful things I have put on paper in a loooong time:(

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  3. cow42 says:

    I don’t see any way that the Packers can hold the bears under 27.

    I don’t see any way that the Packers can score more than 20.

    I’m going with 38-17 bears.

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    • Chad Toporski Chad Toporski says:

      I don’t disagree with your first sentence, but I’d like to know why you don’t think the Packers can score more than 20 against a Bears defense that hasn’t changed much and one in which Urlacher and Tillman are less than 100%.

      If the games last year don’t convince you of anything, then last Week’s game should. Packers scored 22 against what could arguably be the best defense in the league.

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      • Tarynfor12 Tarynfor12 says:

        No way I count that Cobb return as legit score…the Refs gave it but we didn’t earn it,and there is no proof from what the game as a whole showed that we would have score on a drive had it been overturned.I look at an 0-2 start.

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      • cow42 says:

        subtract the bogus return and you’re at 15.

        once the ‘hers decided to stop playing prevent they stoned the Packers on their most important drives.

        i have completely lost faith in this offense.

        you can’t JUST pass.

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        • Chad Toporski Chad Toporski says:

          Why subtract it? For a failed call? If that’s the case, then you’d have to start subtracting from the 49ers, too, for all the plays they made with non-called penalties. (You can also negate the kickoff return by the Patriots in 2010, because there were two non-calls on that play.)

          Besides, even with a block in the back call, the Packers end up in 49ers territory. And you can’t say with any sort of clairvoyance that they wouldn’t have scored on that drive.

          I also find it humorous that you say you can’t just pass when fans keep suggesting they should have abandoned the run altogether because it was ineffective and a waste of downs.

          There’s absolutely no objectivity in your point of view.

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          • cow42 says:

            fine.

            you’re right.

            this offense has looked crisp as hell the last 2 times we’ve seen them.

            keep thinking everything is ok.

            as for the running game… it’s one thing to be able to run the ball but decide not to. it’s another thing altogether to not be able to run the ball at all.

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            • Chad Toporski Chad Toporski says:

              Now you’re just putting words in my mouth.

              Things don’t have to be either perfect or going to hell. There are shades of grey…

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              • cow42 says:

                do you think the offense looks ok?

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              • Chad Toporski Chad Toporski says:

                I’m not afraid to say that you were right. But the Packers did score more than 20, and they did more than “just pass.” Still, their offense obviously has some work to do.

                I was also wrong about their defense. Are you willing to admit that, too?

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        • Chad Toporski Chad Toporski says:

          Also… don’t forget to add the FG or TD that might have happened had the defender on James Jones been rightly flagged for PI.

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  4. BTF says:

    I don’t like this game. I think we can get to Cutler but will the secondary hold up ? We will still be able to pass on their D I think with Finley crucial and Benson may have more joy but it’s flip a coin time again for me. On the basis that I just can’t pick the Bears Packers by 10 Cutler throwing an INT to seal it…

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  5. Jason Perone Jason Perone says:

    Just chiming in to say clearly I was wrong. Pack put on their big boy pants tonight!

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