NFL Week One Preview – Green Bay Packers at Chicago Bears

Chicago Bears v Green Bay Packers

The Bears may have a new coach in former Panthers and Broncos head man John Fox, but at the end of the day the Packers still have maybe the best QB in the NFL in Aaron Rodgers.

Sunday the longest rivalry in the NFL continues in week one at Soldier Field in Chicago, as the Packers and Bears meet up in a NFC North battle to start the year.

Rodgers leads what should still be a very good Green Bay offense despite losing wide out Jordy Nelson for the season with a torn ACL.

His 4,381 passing yards were the third-most of his career for a team that led the NFL averaging 30.4 points.

Randall Cobb should have a monster season for the Packers with Nelson out, last season he put up 91 catches, 1,287 yards and 12 TDs.

Another Packers threat in the passing game is Davante Adams, he showed promised with 121 yards against New England in November and 117 with a TD on seven catches in the 26-21 playoff win over Dallas.

While the Packers have an excellent passing attack, they also have Eddie Lacy, was seventh in the NFL with 1,139 yards and also caught 42 passes for 427 last year.

The Bears have lost three straight to the Pack, and 11 of 13 overall. Last season they were blown out by the Pack, losing 55-14 back last November in Lambeau Field.

Fox went 119-89 in 13 seasons with Carolina and Denver, and guided both to the Super Bowl, but doing that in Chicago will be a stretch with the team he runs out Sunday.

Chicago has already been hit hard by injuries on offense with seventh overall pick receiver Kevin White (leg) on the physically-unable-to-perform list and top receiver Alshon Jeffery (calf) uncertain for Sunday.

Look for a steady dose of Bears RB Matt Forte, as he topped the 1,000-yard rushing mark for a third straight season but averaged 3.9 per carry. He also set an NFL single-season record for most receptions by a running back with 102 in 2014.

Jay Cutler needs to be mistake free, and be careful of Clay Matthews and company for a Packers defense that could put the game away early.

The Bears will be hard pressed to win more than 7 games in 2015, and Sunday they won’t have an easy time with a Super Bowl contender in the Pack.

Green Bay 30 Chicago 14

Fantasy Projections:

Green Bay – Aaron Rodgers 290 yards 2 TD, Eddie Lacy 85 yards rushing 1 TD, Randall Cobb 110 yards receiving 1 TD
Chicago – Jay Cutler 220 yards 1 TD, Matt Forte 76 yards 1 TD 55 yards receiving

The first Sunday of the NFL Season is fast approaching, and there’s plenty of great action in week one with great one day fantasy leagues to get you started – play now!

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