The offensive line is tough, too, because while the Packers get a clear edge at tackle when Bryan Bulaga is healthy, he rarely is, and Kyle Long arguably is the best lineman on either team.
Green Bay has become mediocre from guard-to-guard, and the Bears still don’t have a starter at left guard.
Give the Packers the very slightest of edges here — with momentum pointing toward the Bears.
Up front on defense is another draw. Akiem Hicks is the best player on either team, and Eddie Goldman and Kenny Clark are pretty even right now. Mike Daniels gets the nod over Jonathan Bullard and Roy Robertson-Harris.
Green Bay could pull ahead here if Muhammad Wilkerson can recapture some past glory not seen since 2015.
At linebacker, the Bears can just drop the mic, as I can’t imagine anyone would take the Packers' group over theirs, even if Clay Matthews were still Clay Matthews, which he hasn’t been for some time.
The Bears' ‘backers are still a few weeks away from showing how special they can be, but this is no contest.
The two defensive backfields are neck and neck right now, but based on 2017 results, the Bears would have to get a slight edge.
Kyle Fuller was the best DB on either team last year. Eddie Jackson has a near-identical skill set and ceiling to Ha Ha Clinton-Dix. Veteran Prince Amukamara is definitely playing better football at 29 than veteran Tramon Williams is at 35.
Packer youngsters Kevin King and Josh Jones have flashed tremendous potential, and top picks Jaire Alexander and Josh Jackson could be a future lockdown duo, but like Trubisky, they all still have to prove it on the field.
Special Teams are unremarkable for both teams.
What’s the final tally?
If Rodgers starts 15 or 16 games, you still have to lean toward the Pack. But the Bears are much larger in that rear-view mirror than they appear, and by midseason, the Packers could very well be looking straight ahead for Chicago, rather than over their shoulders.