Can the Chicago Bears Keep it Close with the Green Bay Packers in Week 17?
Between the Rams-Cardinals and Packers-Bears game, the latter seems like the more straightforward game to call. These are two teams that are going to be playing at full capacity. No significant injuries, and it doesn’t seem like the Packers will be resting anyone. So, it should be two teams going at it at their best, both with something on the line. The Packers just need a win to clinch the No. 1 seed in the NFC. They can also grab the top spot with a Seahawks loss to the 49ers. Chicago controls their own destiny as well. A win over the Pack gets them in, and so does a Cardinals loss to the Rams.
Green Bay is playing in the unfriendly confines of Chicago, and anything can happen. But the Packers are locked in right now, coming in as winners of five-straight and seven of their past eight games. And, of course, salty Aaron Rodgers wants that MVP.
This line has moved around a bit as low as +3.5 and as high as six but looks to have settled at +5-5.5. We know the public is hammering the Green Bay Packers, which is definitely affecting the spread movement. But, don’t forget Chicago has been playing some very good football themselves. After looking dead and buried following dropping six-straight midseason games, the Bears have reeled off three-straight wins and have earned the opportunity to control their destiny for a playoff spot. Call me crazy, and not saying the Bears will win this one but Chicago can keep this game within five points at Soldier Field.