Week Seventeen Bold Predictions

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  1. Nov 28, 2013; Detroit, MI, USA; Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers (12) before the game against the Detroit Lions during a NFL football game on Thanksgiving at Ford Field. Mandatory Credit: Tim Fuller-USA TODAY Sports

    Rodgers (And His Moustache) Are Back…And Are Ready to Take Care of Business
    After Rodgers devastating shoulder injury suffered against the Bears in week (), the once 5-2 packers went on a 2-5-1 slide that featured 3 starting Quarterbacks and losses against divisional foes such as the Lions and Chicago. However, all of that doesn’t matter at this point, what does matter is this game today. Unbelievably the Bears lost badly last game to the Eagles and are now 8-7 and in a win-or-go-home senario against the Packers. Just like the Cowboys-Eagles game later tonight, this Packers-Bears matchup will reignite a rivalry that has been around as long as the NFL. But it won’t be just a rivalry that these teams will be playing for, they will be playing the NFC North title and a chance to go to the Super Bowl. Now, that’s all good and dandy, but who’s going to win the game? The Packers, and I’ll tell you why. This season despite shaky defensive efforts, the Packers have looked like a playoff-bound team. With standout rookie RB Eddy Lacy, the Packers finally have a franchise Running Back and consistent running game. This season the Packers rank 7th in the league in rushing yards, unprecedented considering for many years the Packers have been primarily a passing ball club. Now with former MVP Aaron Rodgers coming back against the 14th-ranked pass defense of the Bears, it is going to be all Packers. Look for Rodgers and Jordy Nelson to hook up for some deep bombs as Eddy Lacy and the Packers running game obliderates the league’s worst rush defense (Bears have allowed 161.5 yards per game this season). Expect the Bears to put up a fight, however with Jay Cutler still playing a bit shakily, don’t expect a win.

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