Christmas Night Football: Chicago Bears at Green Bay Packers Preview and Prediction

The return of the NBA has been the main attraction for sports on Christmas Day, but there is going to be a great football game played Sunday night. The Bears, who have lost four straight, are looking to save their season as they head into Green Bay. The Packers, who are coming off their first loss in an entire year, are looking to wrap up the top seed in the NFC playoffs.

Chicago Bears

chicago-bears-logoBefore Jay Cutler went down with a thumb injury in Week 11 against the Chargers, the Bears were 7-3 and poised for a playoff spot. They were on a five-game winning streak, and had a fairly easy schedule ahead of them. Caleb Hanie took over for Cutler the next week in Oakland in a losing effort. He led three more losing efforts, and the Bears now sit at 7-7, hanging on to slim playoff hopes.

After going 0-4, Hanie has been benched by Lovie Smith in favor of Josh McCown. The demotion comes after Hanie threw three interceptions, with two being pick-sixes, last week in a 38-14 loss against Seattle.

Jay Cutler has been trying to get back on the field, but it is better to let him heal instead of getting him a long-term injury. If the Bears made it to the playoffs, he would likely be ready to go, but they must first focus on beating the Packers.

For the Bears to even have a shot at the playoffs, they will need losses by the Lions or the Falcons. By the time the Bears play the Packers on Sunday night, the Lions could already have won by then, with the Falcons not playing until Monday night. However, they have plenty to play for, with the rivalry against the Packers being something to play for in itself.

The defense will have to step up, and hope that Aaron Rodgers has another off week, as he did last week in Kansas City. With McCown at quarterback and Marion Barber at running back, the Bears simply aren’t the same 7-3 team from earlier this season.

Green Bay Packers

green-bay-packers-logoThe Packers went a year without a loss, and finally came back down to Earth last week in Kansas City. Romeo Crennel led the Chiefs to a 19-14 win over the Packers, in a game that exploited the weakness of the Packers’ defense and their heavy reliance on Aaron Rodgers’ success.

Rodgers went 17 for 35 with 235 yards and a touchdown, along with a rushing touchdown right before the two-minute warning. The defense gave up 438 yards to the Chiefs, who are not too bad a team with Kyle Orton as quarterback.

As much as teams hate to lose, it is not always bad to go into the postseason with a loss or two. Going into the playoffs undefeated carries a load of pressure that is not always wanted by a team. They can now put away all the undefeated talk and focus on securing the top seed in the playoffs. A win over the Bears secures that top spot, and could lead to Rodgers and the rest of the starters getting some much needed rest in the last game of the season against Detroit.

Even though the Packers slipped up last week in KC, it is tough to see them dropping two games in a row. The Bears offense is pedestrian without Jay Cutler and Matt Forte, not to mention the fact that Sam Hurd is out due to some notable wrongdoing.

Prediction: Packers 35-Bears 17

**********

Chicago Bears at Green Bay Packers

  • Bears-Packers Date: Sunday, December 25th at 8:20 PM ET on NBC
  • Bears-Packers Announcers: Al Michaels and Cris Collinsworth
  • Bears-Packers Point Spread: Packers -12.5
  • Bears-Packers Over-Under Odds: 43.5 points


About Steve Kubitza

Being a native of the Cleveland, Steve Kubitza has endured many years of sports torture. He is a die-hard fan of his hometown teams, and also is a fan of professional sports in general. His articles will cover many different stories regarding the latest news, along with his opinions, in the world of sports. He also gets into the world of professional wrestling, offering his views on the current landscape of the WWE. Follow him on Twitter (@KubitzaMSF) to hear his opinions on everything from Cleveland sports to the WWE.

Comments

  1. Aw, this was an extremely good post. Taking the time and actual effort to create a
    top notch article… but what can I say… I procrastinate a whole lot and never seem to get anything done.

  2. Howdy, i read your blog occasionally and i own a similar one and i was just wondering if you get a lot
    of spam comments? If so how do you stop it, any plugin or anything you can suggest?
    I get so much lately it’s driving me mad so any assistance is very much appreciated.

  3. If you wish for to improve your experience just keep visiting this web site and be updated with the most up-to-date gossip posted here.

  4. A motivating discussion is worth comment. There’s no doubt that that
    you ought to publish more on this subject, it might not
    be a taboo matter but typically folks don’t speak about such topics.
    To the next! All the best!!

  5. Hmm is anyone else having problems with the images on this blog loading?
    I’m trying to figure out if its a problem on my end or if it’s the blog.
    Any feed-back would be greatly appreciated.

  6. What’s up, yeah this post is in fact pleasant and I have
    learned lot of things from it about blogging.

    thanks.

  7. certainly like your web site however you have to take a look at the spelling on quite a few
    of your posts. Many of them are rife with spelling problems and I find it very bothersome
    to inform the reality however I’ll certainly come again again.

  8. Hello to all, it’s really a nice for me to go
    to see this website, it contains priceless Information.

  9. This site was… how do you say it? Relevant!!
    Finally I’ve found something which helped me. Thanks a lot!

  10. I do trust all of the ideas you have offered to your post.
    They are very convincing and will certainly work.
    Nonetheless, the posts are very quick for novices. May just you please lengthen them a bit from next time?

    Thanks for the post.

  11. I love looking through a post that can make people think.
    Also, many thanks for allowing me to comment!

  12. hey there and thank you for your info – I’ve definitely picked up anything
    new from right here. I did however expertise some technical points using this web site, as I experienced
    to reload the website lots of times previous to I could
    get it to load properly. I had been wondering if your hosting
    is OK? Not that I am complaining, but sluggish loading instances times will sometimes affect your placement in google and could damage your quality score
    if advertising and marketing with Adwords. Anyway I am adding this RSS to my email and could look out for much more of your respective intriguing
    content. Make sure you update this again very soon.

  13. Wonderful blog! I found it while searching on Yahoo News.
    Do you have any tips on how to get listed in Yahoo News?
    I’ve been trying for a while but I never seem to get there!
    Thank you

  14. Hi there, everything is going sound here and ofcourse every one is sharing data, that’s
    genuinely fine, keep up writing.

  15. Hey very nice blog!

  16. After checking out a number of the blog posts on your
    site, I honestly appreciate your way of writing a blog. I book marked it to my bookmark webpage list and will be checking back
    in the near future. Take a look at my website as well and tell me what you think.

  17. I go to see day-to-day some web pages and sites to
    read posts, however this blog presents quality based writing.

  18. This piece of writing is truly a nice one it assists new internet
    people, who are wishing in favor of blogging.

  19. Hi there mates, how is everything, and what you want to say about this
    paragraph, in my view its in fact awesome in favor of
    me.

  20. Its such as you learn my thoughts! You seem to understand so much approximately
    this, such as you wrote the guide in it or something.

    I feel that you just could do with a few percent to
    force the message house a little bit, but other than that,
    that is wonderful blog. A fantastic read. I will definitely be back.

  21. You could definitely see your skills in the work you
    write. The world hopes for more passionate writers such
    as you who aren’t afraid to say how they believe.
    At all times go after your heart.

  22. I have read some just right stuff here. Definitely worth bookmarking for revisiting.
    I wonder how much effort you set to create the sort of magnificent informative website.

  23. Awesome article.

  24. Somebody necessarily assist to make seriously articles I
    might state. That is the very first time I frequented your website page and so
    far? I surprised with the research you made to create this particular submit extraordinary.

    Great process!

  25. Hi I am so happy I found your web site, I really found you by mistake,
    while I was looking on Yahoo for something else, Anyways I am
    here now and would just like to say cheers for a incredible
    post and a all round entertaining blog (I also love the theme/design),
    I don’t have time to browse it all at the minute but I have
    bookmarked it and also added your RSS feeds, so when I have time I will be
    back to read more, Please do keep up the excellent work.

  26. I constantly emailed this blog post page to all my contacts, because if like to read it after that my
    friends will too.

  27. I all the time emailed this webpage post page to all my contacts, since if like to read it
    next my contacts will too.

  28. I am really impressed together with your writing talents
    as well as with the layout in your blog. Is this a paid subject or did you modify it
    yourself? Anyway keep up the excellent high quality writing, it’s rare to see a nice weblog like this one these days..

  29. Great blog here! Also your site loads up fast! What host are you using?
    Can I get your affiliate link to your host? I wish my
    website loaded up as quickly as yours lol

  30. Hi to every single one, it’s in fact a fastidious for me to visit this website, it includes useful Information.

  31. Hi Dear, are you really visiting this website daily, if so then you will absolutely get pleasant experience.

  32. Link exchange is nothing else but it is simply placing the other person’s website link on your page at suitable place and other person will also do
    same in support of you.

  33. Thanks in support of sharing such a nice opinion, piece of writing
    is nice, thats why i have read it fully

  34. It’s actually a great and useful piece of info.
    I am happy that you simply shared this useful information with us.
    Please stay us informed like this. Thank you for sharing.

  35. Yes! Finally someone writes about other.

  36. Link exchange is nothing else but it is only placing the other person’s blog link on your page
    at suitable place and other person will also do same for you.

  37. I really love this article.

  38. Hi, i feel that i saw you visited my site thus i came to “return the want”.I am attempting to to find issues to improve my website!I guess its ok to use some of your concepts!!

  39. Thanks in favor of sharing such a fastidious thinking, post is pleasant, thats why i have read it fully

  40. Thank you, I have just been searching for information about this subject for a while and yours is the greatest I’ve found out till now. However, what concerning the bottom line? Are you certain in regards to the supply?

  41. Hello. fantastic job. I did not anticipate this. This is a splendid story. Thanks!

  42. What’s up colleagues, its enormous piece of writing regarding educationand entirely defined, keep it up all the time.

  43. It’s remarkable to visit this web site and reading the views of all friends concerning this post, while I am also keen of getting familiarity.

  44. Amazing article, cheers, I will bookmark you now.

  45. My family all the time say that I am wasting my time
    here at web, but I know I am getting familiarity everyday by reading thes pleasant articles or reviews.

  46. My spouse and i felt absolutely contented when Jordan managed to round up his studies from your precious recommendations he obtained out of the web site. It is now and again perplexing to just find yourself handing out information and facts people today could have been making money from. We really understand we need the blog owner to be grateful to for that. The explanations you made, the easy website navigation, the friendships you assist to engender it’s got most incredible, and it’s assisting our son in addition to the family reason why that concept is enjoyable, and that’s particularly important. Thanks for all!

  47. Simple, purchase a document scanner, orr use what you already have. I tested the time difference with my TEST ISO which was 600MB, burning took 18 minutes (I have a slower burner) and using 7-zip took just over a minute.

  48. Whats Happening i’m new to this, I stumbled upon this I have discovered It positively helpful and it has aided me out loads. I’m hoping to contribute & aid other users like its aided me. Good job.

  49. Great write-up. I’m a normal visitor of your blog and appreciate you taking the time to maintain the excellent site. I’ll be a regular visitor for a really long time.

  50. Thanks a lot for sharing this with all of us you really understand what you are talking about! Bookmarked. Kindly additionally talk over with my site =). We will have a hyperlink exchange arrangement between us

  51. Pretty portion of content. I just stumbled upon your site and in accession capital to assert that I acquire actually enjoyed account your blog posts. Any way I will be subscribing on your augment and even I fulfillment you get entry to constantly rapidly.

  52. Hello, i think that i saw you visited my site thus i came to “return the favor”.I’m trying to find things to improve my website!I suppose its ok to use a few of your ideas!!

  53. God finally i was waiting for this too bad my PS3 has a yellow light of death though

  54. I love reading through an article that will make men and women think. Also, thank you for allowing me to comment!

  55. I still can’t quite feel that I could be one of those reading through the important points found on your web blog. My family and I are seriously thankful for the generosity and for giving me the potential to pursue our chosen career path. Many thanks for the important information I got from your web page.

  56. I always spent my half an hour to read this webpage’s content all the time along with a cup of coffee.

  57. What’s up friends, how is the whole thing, and what you wish for to say concerning this article, in my view its in fact remarkable in support of me.

  58. Wow, amazing blog structure! How long have you been blogging for? you make running a blog glance easy. The whole look of your web site is magnificent, as smartly as the content material!

  59. I believe this is among the such a lot vital information for me. And i’m satisfied studying your article. However wanna observation on few normal issues, The site style is ideal, the articles is truly nice : D. Excellent task, cheers

  60. Thank you for the auspicious writeup. It in fact was a amusement account it. Look advanced to more added agreeable from you! By the way, how can we communicate?

  61. I delight in, cause I found just what I was taking a look for. You’ve ended my four day lengthy hunt! God Bless you man. Have a great day. Bye

  62. hello there and thank you for your info – I’ve certainly picked up anything new from right here. I did however expertise some technical points using this site, as I experienced to reload the website lots of times previous to I could get it to load properly. I had been wondering if your web hosting is OK? Not that I’m complaining, but sluggish loading instances times will sometimes affect your placement in google and can damage your high-quality score if advertising and marketing with Adwords. Anyway I am adding this RSS to my e-mail and can look out for much more of your respective intriguing content. Ensure that you update this again soon..

Trackbacks

  1. cheap weed grinders

    […]one of our guests a short while ago encouraged the following website[…]

  2. Betting Tips says:

    Betting Tips

    […]please go to the web sites we adhere to, such as this one particular, because it represents our picks from the web[…]

  3. resalvaged building materials

    […]just beneath, are numerous entirely not connected websites to ours, nonetheless, they are certainly really worth going over[…]

  4. dumpster rental Hendersonville

    […]we prefer to honor lots of other internet sites around the internet, even though they aren?t linked to us, by linking to them. Beneath are some webpages worth checking out[…]

  5. Driveway Trench Drains

    Premiere Manufacturer & Supplier of Superior Trench Drains

  6. Lead Generation

    […]Sites of interest we have a link to[…]

  7. Retail Consultant NYC

    […]Wonderful story, reckoned we could combine some unrelated data, nonetheless seriously worth taking a search, whoa did one discover about Mid East has got additional problerms at the same time […]

  8. Maharashtra SSC Results 2017

    […]usually posts some incredibly intriguing stuff like this. If you are new to this site[…]

  9. Best Graphics Cards

    […]Every once inside a though we pick out blogs that we study. Listed below would be the most recent sites that we pick out […]

  10. remote control for kids

    […]Here are some of the internet sites we advise for our visitors[…]

  11. book says:

    book

    You’re sure to find the information you need with over 10,000 information products to chose from!

  12. faster rural broadband connection anywhere

    […]below you?ll come across the link to some web sites that we feel you need to visit[…]

  13. small dumpster rental

    […]although internet websites we backlink to beneath are considerably not connected to ours, we feel they’re basically worth a go by way of, so possess a look[…]

  14. marriagememes

    […]just beneath, are quite a few completely not associated web sites to ours, even so, they are surely really worth going over[…]

  15. spain says:

    spain

    […]the time to study or stop by the content material or internet sites we’ve linked to below the[…]

  16. dumpster sizes

    […]Wonderful story, reckoned we could combine some unrelated information, nonetheless truly really worth taking a look, whoa did 1 understand about Mid East has got a lot more problerms too […]

  17. emoji horse dancer music

    […]check below, are some completely unrelated internet sites to ours, however, they may be most trustworthy sources that we use[…]

  18. user experience

    […]check below, are some completely unrelated web sites to ours, nevertheless, they’re most trustworthy sources that we use[…]

Speak Your Mind