The Green Bay Packers are just one win away from claiming another division title. On Sunday, they look to clinch the NFC North with a win against their most hated rivals.
Green Bay is set to visit the Chicago Bears on Sunday afternoon at 1 p.m. ET. The game will air on FOX, but you can watch a live stream online by purchasing NFL Sunday Ticket Max.
At 9-4, the Packers have a one-game lead over the 8-5 Bears. Chicago led the division for most of the year, but has stumbled down the stretch. The Bears have lost four of their last five.
Conversely, Green Bay is playing about as well as any team in the NFL. After getting off to a 2-3 start, they’ve only lost on game since Oct.7.
These two teams met in Week 2, with the Packers pulling out a 23-10 victory. The Packers were dominant on defense, sacking Jay Cutler seven times, and forcing him to throw four interceptions.
In Week 15, it will be tougher for Green Bay to repeat that performance. Defensive back Charles Woodson will miss his seventh straight game with an injury.
Aaron Rodgers threw for 219 yards in the Week 2 win, but could be looking to have a big game in the rematch. Chicago’s defense is no longer playing like the best in the league, and will be missing a few key players in the contest. Cornerback Tim Jennings leads the league with eight interceptions, but he won’t play because of an injury.
Betting Line: Green Bay-2.5, 43.5
Prediction: After getting off to a hot start, the Bears are dangerously close to falling out of the playoff picture. Their defense has come back to earth, and will have a difficult time containing Rodgers, who still may be the best quarterback in football.
Predicted Score: Green Bay 24, Chicago 13