Since the Packers handled the Lions on Sunday, they should be able to handle the Bears this week, right?
Think about it. The Lions have:
- A talented but erratic QB
- One dominant receiver
- A tough defensive line
- A cover-2 strategy designed to contain the Packers
Sounds very similar to the Bears. The main difference is the Lions have a better offensive line and the Bears have a better secondary and running back. The Bears are also beat up.
That’s my preliminary analysis, anyway. Very in-depth, right?
We’ll see if my perception changes later in the week, but I don’t see many reasons to pick the Bears, especially when you factor in the hopeful return of Clay Matthews, Charles Woodson and (maybe) Jordy Nelson.
It was good to get the Lions out of the way. They annoy me for multiple reasons.
On to the stock report:
For some reason, Tony Scheffler was giving the Packers some trouble on Sunday. So the Packers called on Hayward and soon Scheffler wasn’t a problem any more. The rookie played all 84 snaps and had another strong game despite dropping another interception late. Now if he could only get home on blitzes like Charles Woodson used to….