Football Bets: Bears vs. Packers

September 12, 2012 NFL Football

After last week’s historic Wednesday night game, the NFL schedule returns to normal with a Thursday night matchup between the Chicago Bears and Green Bay Packers. The first kick is scheduled for 8:20 PM ET in Lambeau Field in Green Bay, WI. The game will be televised on the NFL Network.

The Bears come into this game winning their home opener against Andrew Luck and the Indianapolis Colts in convincing fashion, 41-21. The Bears defense forced 5 Colts turnovers, with Chicago holding a 428-356 edge in offensive yards. QB Jay Cutler went 21-for-35, throwing for 333 yards and 2 TDs. RB Matt Forte had 120 yards rushing, and the Bears held a 114-63 edge in rushing yards over Indy. Start your Football Bets on Bears vs. Packers Game.

The Packers are coming off of a loss in their home opener, losing 30-22 to the San Francisco 49ers. The Pack dug themselves a 20-7 hole by halftime and went scoreless in the third quarter before cutting into the 49ers’ lead in the fourth. QB Aaron Rodgers went 30-of-44 for 303 yards and 2 TDs. Rodgers also lead the team in yards rushing at 27 yards, with Green Bay suffering a 186-45 rushing yards deficit.

The Bears have played a number of close games on the road lately, with games settled by 1 ½, ½, 2, and 5 ½ points ATS in their last 4. Chicago is just 2-12 ATS as a dog following an upset. The Packers, on the other hand, are 10-0 ATS after losing a non-conference game and facing a division opponent with a winning record. Check the Football Lines for Bears vs. Packers Game.

In 2011, these two teams met twice. When Green Bay was favored by 4 in Chicago, the they won and covered 27-17. When the Pack was favored by 12 at home, they also won and covered, 35-21. In 2010, the teams met three times, with Chicago covering twice, once at home and once on the road; and the Packers covering once on the road.

In this game, Green Bay is favored by 6 points at home. The over/under sits at 50 ½ points.

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