Chicago Bears: 4 bold predictions for Week 6 vs. Packers
With a Chicago Bears Week 6 game scheduled against the Green Bay Packers, everyone will be paying attention to the NFL’s longest rivalry on Sunday. It’s why we’ll be looking at the Bears-Packers game with our Bears Week 6 predictions.
The Chicago Bears have somehow managed a 3-2 record after looking horrendous throughout most of their matchups. Even so, this franchise is in the heat of the playoff race and hopes to earn a big win on Sunday over the Packers. To do that, the defense must find a way to slow down Green Bay’s rush attack.
Although the offense has looked stagnant at times, now could be the time Chicago’s offense turns things around. The Bears running back room has been hit with an injury bug, so Khalil Herbert must step up in this matchup. Additionally, the passing attack must improve, and with the Packers’ recent injuries, now is the time for Chicago to strike. For that reason, we could see Justin Fields finally play up to his fullest potential.
With that said, it’s time to continue our NFL predictions series with a Bears Week 6 prediction for their game against the Packers.
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Bears Week 6 Predictions
4. Bears defense slows down Aaron Jones
Everyone knows the Packers’ passing attack is nearly impossible to slow down. It’s unrealistic to believe the Bears can do so, however, they have a chance to shut down Green Bay’s run game. For Chicago to have a chance, they have to prevent the Packers from running the ball effectively.
The Bears have a talented front seven. If they can manage to take away the run, Green Bay won’t be able to control the clock. It also shortens the amount of time Aaron Rodgers has to work with. This is the Bears’ best chance to upset their long-time rival.
3. Khalil Herbert steps up in a huge way
First David Montgomery fell to injury, then Damien Williams followed closely behind. That leaves rookie running back Khalil Herbert as the starting option for Chicago. It’s not an ideal situation, but Herbert flashed his potential throughout his collegiate career. We could see a new offensive weapon for the Bears if Herbert plays well against the Packers on Sunday.
2. Allen Robinson bounces back for a massive performance
It’s been a horrific start to the season for Allen Robinson. He’s been a consistent pass option throughout his career but can’t seem to pull it together in 2021. Maybe he doesn’t have chemistry built with Justin Fields, maybe it’s a scheme issue. Either way, Robinson could bounce back against a hobbled Packers secondary. If he can do that, the Bears’ offense should open up a bit more as the season continues.
1. Justin Fields finally has his breakout game
None of the rookie quarterbacks have looked all that great so far, especially Justin Fields. However, he showed steady improvement in Week 5 and could carry some momentum into Week 6. He’s an ultimate dual-threat quarterback that could become a superstar quarterback one day. To do that, Fields will have to put it together. If he has a solid performance against the Packers, Bears fans will know for sure they finally have their franchise quarterback.