The Green Bay Packers will travel to take on the Chicago Bears in Week 6 in what will be their second divisional matchup of the season. Following a dismal start in Week 1, the Packers have found their groove in the past month, stringing out four consecutive wins. Green Bay’s latest win came in a crazy game against the Cincinnati Bengals that had five missed field goals and a missed extra point that would end in an overtime win for the Packers.
As for the Bears, they have named Justin Fields their starting quarterback moving forward. While Fields hasn’t been asked to do much yet, Chicago has won two straight games, improving their record to 3-2 on the season.
With Sunday’s game potentially affecting the NFC North race, here are five reasons why the Packers will defeat the Bears in Week 6.
Aaron Rodgers Has Had Plenty Of Success Versus The Bears
We all know how legendary Rodgers has been throughout his career, especially against teams in the NFC North. While some may expect Rodgers to have more success against the Minnesota Vikings and the Detroit Lions, Rodgers’ numbers are the best against the Bears when it comes to teams in the NFC North.
In 25 career games versus Chicago, Rodgers has completed 66.7 percent of his passes for 6,013 yards, 55 touchdowns, and only 10 interceptions. Most importantly, the Packers have a 20-5 record with Rodgers as their starter versus the Bears, which is the most wins he has against one team in the NFL.
Chicago Won’t Have Any Answers For Davante Adams
Much has been made about the lack of help that the Packers have given Rodgers on the offensive side of the ball. Outside of Davante Adams, Aaron Jones, and AJ Dillon, Rodgers doesn’t have many players to lean on every week through the air. Opposing teams know that Adams is Rodgers’ No. 1 target, but most teams still can’t discover ways to slow down the All-Pro wideout.
While the secondary of the Bears has gradually better this season, they haven’t faced someone as talented as Adams yet. I don’t expect Chicago’s defense to have many solutions to containing Adams on Sunday.
Justin Fields Is Still Getting Accustomed To The NFL
Despite being adamant about starting Andy Dalton if he is healthy, Matt Nagy has a change of heart, electing to name Fields the starter moving forward. While Fields hasn’t been lights out, he’s shown improvement each week that he’s started thus far.
Even though the Packers have a shorthanded secondary, they have the upper hand on the Bears with Fields still getting accustomed to the NFL. All Green Bay needs is for Fields to make a mistake or two to give the ball back to Rodgers, which would give the Packers more opportunities to seize control of the game.
Aaron Jones And AJ Dillon Are A Dynamic Duo
Besides the unstoppable connection of Rodgers and Adams, Jones and Dillon have become one of the league’s best one-two punches at running back. Jones is the starter that is dynamic on the ground and in the passing game. While Dillon excels at running between the tackles due to being a bigger back, he’s improved as a receiving weapon in his second year with the Packers.
Green Bay could deploy a lot of Jones and Dillon in Week 6 as the Packers look to grab the lead early and keep a hold of it until the final whistle blows.
Green Bay Should Be Able To Pressure Justin Fields
Fields has flashed potential for the Bears despite not being asked to shoulder too much in his rookie season. That being said, whenever he has dropped back to throw, he’s constantly been under duress. While the Lions and the Las Vegas Raiders have totaled only three sacks against the Bears in the past two weeks, Fields has been pressured consistently in those games.
Back in Week 3, Fields was sacked nine times against the Cleveland Browns. Even though Chicago has done a better job getting Fields outside of the pocket in recent weeks, the Packers should be able to dial up plays that make Fields uncomfortable in the passing game.