2019 Week 1: Packers at Bears
Breaking down who the was best fantasy play of the week, who was the worst, and who to not give up on.
After a rocky 2018 season, Green Bay’s special teams was a bit more special in the first game under a new coordinator.
Consistent pressure was a theme on Thursday, as the Packers’ new personnel up front did their job.
We spent the offseason hearing about the play-action offense Matt LaFleur would bring to Green Bay. He must have left it in his suitcase for Week 1. It needs to come out for this Packers offense to grow.
The defense, once again, was the story.
The Takeaway, Packers vs. Bears: Green Bay delivers most dominant road defensive performance in 4 years
The Packers haven’t put together a road defensive performance as dominant as their 3-point showing against the Bears since holding the 49ers to the same in 2015.
Brian Gutekunst’s offseason spending spree pays off in Week 1 as the defense controls the game and new additions provide enormous impact. It turns out, Adrian Amos can make plays.
Two quarters of Packers versus Bears are in the books. Join us here as we follow along with the second half.
It’s time to get things underway. Join us here as we follow along with the first half.
After missing practice all week, linebacker Oren Burks and wideout Darrius Shepherd will also miss Thursday night’s Packers-Bears matchup.
Only four starters remain from the teams’ last meeting late last year, and four from week one in 2018.
The Packers will go as the new offense goes and the journey into that final frontier will be interesting to watch
Most of Green Bay’s key contributors are expected to play, however.
Jeff Berckes of SB Nation’s Chicago Bears blog Windy City Gridiron answers our questions about Chicago’s new defensive coordinator, the decision to take Mitch Trubisky over Patrick Mahomes, and what to expect from Packers versus Bears.