The three-time defending NFC North champions Green Bay Packers are looking to rebound on Sunday Night Football odds at the expense of the Chicago Bears, who are coming off an upset of the San Francisco 49ers in their season home opener.
The good news: Bookmakers are keeping faith with the Packers across NFL betting markets, though they looked absolutely horrendous in the 23-7 road loss to the Minnesota Vikings in Week 1. After which they find themselves propping up the NFC North.
BetUS sportsbook has the Packers tipped as the double-digit home favorites ahead of their home opener at Lambeau Field 9 on SNF odds. They’re also priced as the whopping -525 favorite on the moneyline while the total is projected to 42½ points.
Let’s check the latest, news, stats, injury reports, and NFL lines for Bears vs Packers. We’ve plenty of Vegas NFL odds for you to consider.
The Chicago Bears delivered one of the biggest upsets of the first week of the NFL season, dealing with the highly fancied (and overly hyped) San Francisco 49ers, 19-10, defeat at Soldier Field.
Granted the conditions weren’t ideal. Monsoon-like rain flooded Soldier Field, especially late in the game with a deluge that turned it into Lake Michigan. However, the conditions were identical for both teams. So, one has to give the Bears some credit for overcoming both the challenging conditions and a Niners team that is still in the eyes of many a legitimate Super Bowl 57 contender.
This is so awesome 🤣@justnfields (via @NFL)pic.twitter.com/NfT8EFwvdW
— Overtime (@overtime) September 11, 2022
The Bears went into the game as touchdown underdogs and got off to a slow start that seemed to fall in line with the betting online NFL odds. They were down 10-0 after the first 40 minutes, pointless and utterly ineffective across all facets of the game.
Perhaps, the Bears had no business winning. But somehow they did. They flipped the script in the last 20 minutes, reeling off 19 points. Their perseverance played a part as did the complete collapse of the Niners in the last quarter and a half.
Green Bay Packers
If there’s a word/phrase that springs to mind, it’s déjà vu.
Last season, the Green Bay Packers got off to a similar horrendous start with a shocking 38-3 loss to the New Orleans Saints on the road. However, they quickly recovered the following week with a 35-17 win over the Detroit Lions. From then on, they never looked back as they wound up 13-4-0 and clinched the No.1 seed.
Rodgers and the Packers offense failed to launch at US Bank Stadium. Nothing seemed to work and they were left in envy of the Vikings’ offense, which seemed to be playing with complete abandon under new head coach Kevin O’Connell. Kirk Cousins had his way with the Packers defense, Justin Jefferson ran riot, trotting up 184 yards receiving and scoring a couple of touchdowns.
Aaron Rodgers already over this shit pic.twitter.com/jRG1tqTH5C
— Barstool Sports (@barstoolsports) September 11, 2022
Bears vs Packers Injury Report
CHI: WR Velus Jones Jr. (hamstring) is questionable while N’Keal Harry (ankle) is expected to miss at least six weeks.
GB: G Elgton Jenkins (knee), T David Bakhtiari (knee), WR Allen Lazard (ankle), and LB Quay Walker (shoulder) are questionable. LB Krys Barnes (ankle) and RB Kylin Hill (knee) are out indefinitely.
Bears vs Packers Head-to-Head
Aaron Rodgers owns the Chicago Bears. The Packers are 9-1 SU against the Bears in their last 10 meetings, including a series sweep in 2021. The Packers beat the Bears 24-14 at Soldier Field and then 45-30 at Lambeau Field.
The Packers have swept the series with their NFC North rivals each year since 2019. The last time the Bears got into the win column was in 2018 when they beat the Packers 24-17.
Bears vs Packers Game Information
- Date: Sunday, Sept. 18, 2022
- Time: 8:20 p.m. ET
- Location: Lambeau Field, Green Bay
- How to watch Bears vs Packers? NBC
Bears vs Packers Live Stream: NFL Game Pass
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Bears vs Packers Betting Lines
Bears vs Packers Prediction
After the Packers’ abysmal performance, a 10-point spread does seem a bit rich. However, Week 1 is often misleading, especially when considering a team of Green Bay’s quality and track record of success.
Put it another way, can we really buy what the Bears are selling? The Bears were down and out for the better part of the game before the Niners lost the plot. Without taking anything away from Chicago, one win doesn’t all of a sudden turn them into a bona fide contender. The team came into the 2022 season with more questions than answers and that hasn’t changed according to the punditocracy and NFL experts.
So, lay the points and shade the Packers for NFL picks against the spread. Rodgers owns the Bears and until further notice, that’s not likely to change.
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