One of the NFL’s oldest and biggest rivalries gets underway today at 1pm EST on FOX when the Green Bay Packers travel to take on the Chicago Bears at Soldier Field. Unlike is seasons past, the 2-1 Bears will seemingly have the advantage over the 1-2 Packers as you watch today’s Packers game live.
Chicago has won two in a row going into today’s Bears Packers game, while Green Bay is coming off a 12-point Week 3 loss to the Lions. Last week Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers was particularly frustrated after his 16-for-27, 162-yard outing, saying adjustments needed to be made before we all watch today’s Bears game live.
It would be surprising to see Green Bay stick with their ground game today like they did last week with few results. Even with running back Eddie Lacy, the Packers own the league’s 27th-ranked running game. Heck, Lacy himself is averaging just over two yards per carry, down three yards from his average last season. Although the Packers could find success against the Bears’ 26th-best run defense, Rodgers is a potential Hall of Famer and wants to start airing it out.
With that said, Rodgers hasn’t found much success in the air either. His Total QBR is below quarterbacks including Drew Stanton and Brian Hoyer, and if he doesn’t get some looks downfield today it could make the Bears’ defense look better than it has so far.
To be fair, the Bears defense was always thought to be stronger than its offense, so having seen Chicago decimate the Jets and upset the 49ers at Levi’s Stadium this year has made people want to watch today’s Bears Packers game live online to see the offense.
That may just be an aberration. Chicago’s defense hasn’t been horrible, just overshadowed by a surprisingly effective offense. Last season the Bears had the NFL’s last-ranked run defense, so things were supposed to improve. The Packers have faced strong run defenses in the Seahawks, Jets and Lions and have struggled, though some of that could be their banged-up offensive line. When we watch today’s Packers game live it’ll show whether the Bears have actually turned it around. With today’s Bears Packers game live in Soldier Field, the “home cooking” could inspire good things for Chicago.
Still, the Packers are two-point favorites as you watch today’s Packers Bears game live. Kickoff is scheduled for 1:00pm EST / 10:00am PST on FOX. You can also watch Packers vs Bears online free live streaming Week 4 using the FOX Sports video website or DirecTV’s website. The latter requires you to have a subscription to the NFL Sunday Ticket MAX package, but subscribers can watch the game online free via the DirecTV live stream on a smartphone, tablet or PC.