The Chicago Bears will take on the Green Bay Packers this weekend in a battle between the NFC North’s two best teams.
Ahead of the huge match-up, a lot of attention has been dedicated to looming showdown between Bears rookie Justin Fields and Packers veteran Aaron Rodgers.
It has been talked about so much, in fact, that even Fields hasn’t been able to ignore it.
This week, he sent a simple but blunt warning out to Rodgers and the Packers.
That warning: I won’t be rattled.
“My job is to win,” Fields told reporters Wednesday. “My job isn’t to be better than any quarterback. As long as we win, I’m doing my job the right way.”
Bold stuff. Obviously there were some red flags regarding Fields that scared at least one team off from drafting him – but he has never been lacking in confidence.
Rodgers is 20-5 against the Bears throughout his storied NFL career. Partially because of that, and to some extent because of what we’ve seen from both teams so far this year, Green Bay heads into this game as a 5-point favorite.
Ultimately, this one will probably come down to whether Chicago can stop Rodgers. Currently the Bears rank seventh in the league when it comes to points allowed, while the Packers are 13th in points scored.
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If Sean Desai’s unit can keep a lid on the other side’s scoring, the Bears have a legit chance at the upset. Obviously their 30th ranked offense when it comes to points scored leaves a lot to be desired, but if Fields can find a way to move the ball even a little against a Packers defense prone to giving up big plays – this game could get interesting in a hurry.
Rodgers has been in the headlines a lot this week for stuff having nothing to do with his play. If that gets in his head even a bit, and if Chicago can capitalize, the Bears could emerge from this weekend as the top team in the NFC North.
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