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Thursday NFL game preview/predictions: Bears at Packers


What: Bears at Packers, 8:25, Ch. 10, NFL Network

Line/OU: Packers by 71/2; 451/2

Lately, the Packers' running game has been more consistent than the passing game. But Eddie Lacy has a left ankle injury, and backup James Starks is out with a knee injury, leading to this week's trade with the Chiefs for Knile Davis. Meanwhile, the Bears are in danger of falling to 1-6 for the first time since 2000.

Tampa Bay Times predictions

Greg Auman, @gregauman: Green Bay 31-17

Thomas Bassinger, @tometrics: Green Bay 23-17

Martin Fennelly, @mjfennelly: Green Bay 27-13

Ernest Hooper, @hoop4you: Green Bay 20-14

Tom Jones, @tomwjones: Green Bay 27-9

Rick Stroud, @NFLStroud: Green Bay 30-20

Thursday NFL game preview/predictions: Bears at Packers 10/19/16 [Last modified: Wednesday, October 19, 2016 8:20pm]
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