Sunday, December 18, 2016
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The Green Bay Packers take on the Chicago Bears on Sunday, December 18, 2016 at Soldier Field. The opening line for this game has Green Bay as 4 point favorites and the over/under was set at 44. The Packers are 7-5-1 against the spread and their over/under record is 7-6-0. The Bears have an over/under record of 5-8-0 and they are 6-7-0 against the spread.
Aaron Rodgers finished with 246 yards through the air for Green Bay last week. He completed 18 passes out of 23 attempts for a 78% completion percentage. The Packers were led in rushing by Ty Montgomery, who finished with 41 yards on 9 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 5 yards per carry. Davante Adams was the team leader in receiving with a total of 104 yards and 4 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 26 yards per reception. As a team in that game Green Bay got a total of 18 first downs. Of those first downs, 5 came on the ground while 10 came through the air. They ran 56 total plays for 330 yards for the game. The Packers ran for 93 yards on 30 attempts.
Matt Barkley finished with 212 yards passing for Chicago last week. He went 20 for 32, resulting in a 63% completion percentage. The Bears were led on the ground by Jordan Howard, who finished with 86 yards on 13 carries. He ended the game with an average of 7 yards per rush. Cameron Meredith led the team in receiving with 72 yards and 6 catches. He finished the game with an average of 12 yards per reception. Chicago had 16 first downs total. 5 came from running the ball and 10 came from a pass. They ran 50 total plays for 296 yards for the contest. The Bears ran for 92 yards on 17 carries as a team.
Green Bay scores 26 points per game on offense this season, which ranks 7th in the NFL. In the passing department, they average 25 passes on 39 attempts for a 64% completion percentage this season. They throw for a total of 259 yards per game through the air as well, which ranks them 9th in the league. The Packers run for an average of 99 yards per game on 23 attempts for an average of 4.3 yards per carry. That ranks them 23rd in the league. They also run 65 plays per contest and average 5.5 yards per play for an average of 358 yards per game, ranking their offense 12th overall this season. The Packers average 22 first downs per game which ranks them 9th in the NFL. They accumulate 51.3 penalty yards per game via 6.1 penalties, which ranks 21st in the league.
Green Bay allows 251 passing yards per game, ranking 19th, and they allow 24 points per contest on defense, which ranks 21st. They give up 22 completions on 34 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 65%. The Packers allow 96 rushing yards per game on 24 carries for an average of 4 yards per carry, which ranks their rush defense 9th in the NFL. Green Bay allows 348 total yards per game including 5.8 yards per play, which ranks their overall defense 13th in terms of yards per game. They get flagged for 6.9 penalties for 63.4 yards per game, ranking them 20th among NFL teams.
Chicago averages 17 points per game this season on offense, which ranks them 30th in the league. In the passing department, they complete 22 passes per game on 35 attempts for a 63% completion percentage. They throw for 243 yards through the air per game, ranking them 17th. The Bears run for an average of 101 yards per game on 23 attempts for an average of 4.4 yards per carry this season, which ranks them 20th on the ground. They also run 60 plays per game and average 5.7 yards per play for a total of 344 yards per game, ranking them 17th in the league on offense. The Bears get an average of 19 first downs per game, which ranks 28th. They average 63.5 penalty yards per game via 7.2 penalties, ranking them 15th in the NFL.
Chicago allows an average of 219 passing yards per game, which ranks 6th in the league. Their defense overall allows 22 points per contest, which has them ranked 15th. They give up 22 completions on 34 attempts for a completion percentage of 65% per game. The Bears allow 107 rushing yards per contest on 28 carries for a 3.8 average per rush, ranking their overall rush defense 19th in the NFL. Chicago allows 327 total yards per game for an average of 5.1 yards per play, which ranks 7th in the league. They force 6.6 penalties for 62.1 yards in each contest, ranking 18th.
Green Bay Betting Trends
Green Bay is 7-6-0 against the over/under this season
Green Bay has an ATS record of 7-5-1 this season
Chicago Betting Trends
Chicago is 5-8-0 against the over/under this season
Chicago has an ATS record of 6-7-0 this season
Injuries to Watch
12/12/16 TE Jared Cook Chest injured last game, "?" Sunday vs. Chicago
12/11/16 QB Aaron Rodgers Calf probable Sunday vs. Chicago
12/11/16 LB Blake Martinez Knee "?" Sunday vs. Chicago
12/11/16 C JC Tretter Knee "?" Sunday vs. Chicago
12/11/16 LB Kyler Fackrell Hamstring "?" Sunday vs. Chicago
12/11/16 LB Nick Perry Hand "?" Sunday vs. Chicago
12/07/16 DT Mike Pennel Suspension expected to miss next 4 games
12/06/16 CB Demetri Goodson Knee IR
11/16/16 RB Don Jackson Undisclosed IR
10/26/16 WR Jared Abbrederis Quad IR
10/25/16 S Chris Banjo Hamstring IR
10/20/16 RB Eddie Lacy Ankle IR
09/25/16 CB Sam Shields Concussion IR
12/12/16 WR Alshon Jeffery Suspension Served probable Sunday vs. Green Bay
12/11/16 WR Marquess Wilson Groin "?" Sunday vs. Green Bay
12/11/16 OL Mike Adams Back "?" Sunday vs. Green Bay
12/11/16 WR Eddie Royal Toe "?" Sunday vs. Green Bay
12/11/16 WR Joshua Bellamy Shoulder probable
12/01/16 QB Jay Cutler Shoulder IR
11/29/16 LB Danny Trevathan Leg IR
11/23/16 TE Zach Miller Foot IR
11/22/16 LB Jerrell Freeman Suspension expected to miss next 4 games
11/15/16 OL Kyle Long Leg IR
11/15/16 DL Will Sutton Ankle IR
10/23/16 QB Brian Hoyer Arm out indefinitely
10/05/16 WR Kevin White Ankle IR
09/21/16 LB Lamarr Houston Knee IR
09/02/16 DB Brandon Boykin Pectoral IR
09/02/16 OL Hroniss Grasu Knee IR
09/01/16 QB Connor Shaw Ankle IR
08/31/16 LB Roy Robertson-Harris Illness PUP
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