The exciting part of week 17 in the National Football League is watching the teams that have to leave it all on the field if they hope to advance to the playoffs. One of the games that is covered in playoff implications this week is the game between the Chicago Bears and the Green Bay Packers. This game is real simple to explain, the winner advances to the NFL post season and the loser goes home. With the NFC North up for grabs this game will be one of the best this weekend.
Green Bay Packers at Chicago Bears Preview
The NFL odds for this game will fluctuate depending on the availability of quarterback Aaron Rodgers. If he is healthy to play after breaking his collar bone against the Bears weeks ago it could truly alter the betting line. If Rodgers cannot go then Matt Flynn will be under center once again as they go up against an angry Bears team fresh off an embarrassment on Sunday night football.
Matt Flynn was 5-of-18 when the Steelers sent four or fewer in the second half Sunday after going 11-of-15 in the first half. The Steelers used such pressure on 19 of Flynn’s 22 dropbacks in the second half. Matt Flynn posted a 6.4 Total QBR in Sunday’s loss, his 2nd single-digit Total QBR game in 4 starts with Green Bay. Since he became the Packers starter in Week 13, he has an NFL-low 17.5 Total QBR. With his recent struggles the bears hope to see Flynn in this game.
The latest football betting trends for this game reveal that neither team has a leg up when it comes to wagering angles against the number. The Bears are 5-12 against the spread (ATS) in their last 17 games after allowing more than 150 yards rushing in their previous game, 5-15-1 ATS in their last 21 games after allowing more than 350 total yards in their previous game and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games following a straight up loss of more than 14 points. The Packers are 0-6 ATS in their last 6 games after allowing more than 150 yards rushing in their previous game, 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games after scoring more than 30 points in their previous game and 1-7 ATS in their last 8 games overall.
Green Bay Packers at Chicago Bears Pick
With plenty of time before kickoff we will wait for more information to come in before we select a side on this contest. Make sure to check the forum during the week and on the day of the game to get the latest and most up to date information on the game.
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