Bears-Packers prediction

Posted Jan. 02, 2011 @ 12:54 p.m.
Posted By Dan Parr

The Packers know they need a victory to secure a spot in the postseason, which could give them an edge in terms of motivation, since Chicago will probably be locked into the No. 2 seed barring a major collapse by the Falcons and a mini collapse by the Saints during their early games.

QB Aaron Rodgers could have his second big day in a row, as the Green Bay offense is surging just as Chicago's defense has been gashed in two of the past three games, and it's hard to imagine the Packers hurting themselves as badly as they did in their Week Three loss to the Bears, when they racked up a record 18 penalties. This game could flip in the opposite direction if they get sloppy again.

Prediction: Packers 34, Bears 24