The Green Bay Packers have lost three straight games but remain in the playoff hunt ahead of their matchup Sunday against the Chicago Bears at Soldier Field. With Aaron Rodgers sidelined, the Packers are coming off their worst loss of the season, falling at home after a bye week to the Detroit Lions, 30-17.

Considering road games against the Pittsburgh Steelers, Carolina Panthers and Lions loom on the schedule, the Packers can't afford to look past the Bears. A defeat to a below-.500 team would be devastating to the Packers' playoff hopes.

“We’re 4-4, we’ve lost two division games. I think every game from now on is a must-win," said cornerback Davon House.

Brett Hundley has filled in for Rodgers to poor results. The 24-year-old has just a 58.3 passer rating, throwing for one touchdown and four interceptions. But after two starts, Hundley may be feeling more comfortable and confident with the offense.

"When I'm out there, I'm myself," Hundley said. "I never have and never will try to be Aaron, but I learned from Aaron. But at the end of the day, I'm still me."

The Bears haven't won eights games in a season since 2013 and this might be their best chance to finish with a .500 record. The Bears own a 3-5 record but two of the wins came in overtime, with the lone convincing victory coming at home in Week 7 against the Panthers, 17-3. 

Rookie Mitchell Trubisky has gotten off to a slow start in his rookie campaign, but the tools seem to be there for the 23-year-old to make improvements. He has showcased his mobility with 110 rushing yards in four games.

Trubisky also has one of the best rushers in league behind him. Running back Jordan Howard is fifth in rushing yards (662) and already has four touchdowns. Howard will be facing a Packers rush defense that is No. 23 in average rushing yards allowed per game (118).

Betting Odds:

The Packers are 3-5 against the spread. The Bears are 6-2 against the spread.

Bovada: Chicago -6, 38 points

VegasInsider: Chicago -5.5, 37.5 points

Westgate Las Vegas: Chicago -5.5, 38 points

Expert Predictions Against The Spread

FiveThirtyEight: Green Bay

Ben Volin (Boston Globe): Chicago

Nate Davis (USA Today): Chicago

Jason La Canfora (CBS Sports): Green Bay

Pete Prisco (CBS Sports): Green Bay

Rich Campbell (Chicago Tribune): Green Bay

Prediction: Bears have the better running game and have looked better on defense, which gives them a big advantage at home. But the Packers have more to play for and have too much pride to lose four straight games. Expect a stronger performance from Hundley and for Aaron Jones and Ty Montgomery to step up when it counts.

Packers over Bears, 23-17