NFL Thanksgiving Weekend: Green Bay Packers vs Chicago Bears Prediction and Analysis

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November 28, 2020 7:00 am

Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers are sitting at the top of the NFC North Division table at the moment with a commendable 7-3 record.

They have lost just one game at home this season. Head Coach Matt LaFleur will back his Packers side to pull off another win in Week 12.

Meanwhile, Chicago Bears are second in the NFC North Division with a 5-5 record. They are currently without first-choice QB Nick Foles, who is facing a spell on the sidelines with an injury. It will be interesting to see how coach Matt Nagy manages to work with youngster Mitchell Trubisky on Sunday.

Here’s a detailed look at both teams, along with injury updates and Week 12 Game Day predictions.

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Green Bay Packers looking to bounce back from the loss to Indianapolis Colts

Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers started their 2020 NFL campaign in strong fashion. They’ve lost 3 games this season after last weekend’s defeat to Philip Rivers and the Indianapolis Colts. Head Coach Matt LaFleur will expect a strong response from his players as they get ready to host the Bears on Sunday.

Rodgers will look to wideouts, Davante Adams and Marquez Valdes-Scantling (listed as questionable), for support in attack. RB Aaron Jones and TE Robert Tonyan will also look to help with the offensive running game.

With Nick Foles out of the picture and Trubisky’s inconsistency, the Packers defense should see off a comfortable win at the Lambeau Field.

Chicago Bears coach Matt Nagy facing quarterback dilemma in Week 12

Nick Foles’ injury complicates things for Matt Nagy and the Chicago Bears. The AFC North big boys suffered an 8-point loss to the Packers earlier this season. They will be desperate for revenge when both these teams meet on Sunday night.

Mitchell Trubisky is expected to start in Week 12, but Nagy has not confirmed that yet. Backup Tyler Bray could also get an opportunity to impress if Trubisky is not deemed ‘fit’ to play. Wideouts Anthony Miller and Allen Robinson will keep the Packers occupied on Sunday.

The Chicago Bears defense, including Roquan Smith, Khalil Mack, and Akiem Hicks (listed as questionable), on the other hand, will face a tough task to thwart the in-form Aaron Rodgers and Co.

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NFL Preview: Green Bay Packers vs Chicago Bears Injury Updates

Green Bay – Questionable

RB Tyler Ervin – Wrist

CB Josh Jackson – Concussion

CB Kevin King – Achilles

C Corey Linsley – Back

WR Equanimeous St. Brown – Knee

WR Marquez Valdes-Scantling – Achilles

Chicago – Questionable

OL Rashaad Coward – Ankle

DT Akiem Hicks – Questionable

OL Charles Leno Jr. – Toe

S Sherrick McManis – Hand

DB Buster Skrine – Ankle

Doubtful

QB Nick Foles – Hip

Packers vs Bears Prediction

Green Bay Packers 37 – 20 Chicago Bears

November 5, 2020; Santa Clara, California, USA; Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers (12) celebrates after the game against the San Francisco 49ers at Levi’s Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

If there was any doubt surrounding this fixture, the injury to Nick Foles confirms that the Bears will not be winning this Thanksgiving weekend clash.

The Packers will be expected to comfortably seal another win and cement their spot at the top of the AFC North Division table.

All eyes will be on veteran quarterback Aaron Rodgers this weekend. The 36-year-old is one of the leading contenders for this year’s NFL MVP award.

Another impressive display in Week 12 and A-Rod will be considered a favorite to bag his third MVP title.

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