Zielinski: Bears will barely beat Packers

The Packers won the first game under interim coach Joe Philbin against the Atlanta Falcons last Sunday, but face a difficult test against the Chicago Bears on the road today.

The Bears’ have a disruptive defense that features game-changing talent at each position group. They beat the dynamic Los Angeles Rams, 15-6,and forced Jared Goff to throw four interceptions.

With the combination of explosive pass rushers and ballhawks in the secondary, the Bears have intercepted 25 passes this season. They also have 40 total sacks with Khalil Mack accounting for 10.

These two teams met in the regular-season opener with the Packers squeaking out a 24-23 victory Sept. 9. Don’t expect the same outcome, however. Although quarterback Aaron Rodgers has one interception this season, he has a depleted offensive line in front of him.

This will be a low scoring affair. Rodgers will face pressure the entire game and throw at least one interception. The Bears’ defense will be the difference.

Prediction: Bears 20, Packers 17.

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