Bears-Packers prediction

Posted Dec. 25, 2011 @ 2:53 a.m.
Posted By Dan Arkush

PFW executive editor and resident Packers expert Dan Arkush offers his prediction for the Week 16 showdown vs. the Bears on Christmas night at Lambeau Field.

Earlier this week, I wrote that the Bears, in their present state, would be lucky to get within three touchdowns of the Packers in this game. But after talking to a lot of close team sources as the week has worn on, I'm starting to think that I might have underrated the Bears just a bit. I still don't think they have a real good chance at all to pull off an upset. But I can see Julius Peppers making life miserable for the Packers' ailing O-line, and Bears RB Kahlil Bell is a very intriguing weapon, I think.

So let's make two TDs the margin of victory instead, with the Packers' defense scoring at least one TD and setting up maybe a couple of others.   

Prediction: Packers 28, Bears 14