Green Bay Packers vs Chicago Bears live streaming Free Online NFL Week 01 Thursday 05 September 2019, NFL online live with HD quality on PC, Laptop, iPhone, Ipad and Android over the Internet. It’s Will be kick of at Soldier Field, Chicago, Illinois, United States, Time 08:20 PM (ET) broadcast on NFL Network, CBS, Fox Sports, NBC, ESPN and and Online.
The opening game of the 2019 season belongs to the Chicago Bears and Green Bay Packers. It is a historic rivalry, and the NFC North projects to be a close one. The Bears went 12-4 last season, ending their season with a brutal playoff loss against the Philadelphia Eagles. Green Bay struggled to get much going on the offensive side last year, and went 6-9-1. It has been a disappointing few years for the Packers, but they hope to change under a new coaching staff led by Matt LaFleur. For odds line movement, and full matchup history, see the Green Bay Packers vs. Chicago Bears Matchup page.
The 2019 NFL season begins tonight with the NFL Kickoff Game featuring the Chicago Bears and Green Bay Packers. This opener deviates from the standard practice of having the reigning Super Bowl champions host the first game of the new campaign, as it will instead showcasing two of the league’s most historic franchises to celebrate the start of the league’s 100th season. This also happens to be one of the most storied rivalries in all of sports, with tonight’s contest marking the 199th meeting of these clubs dating back to their first matchup in 1921. The Packers currently hold a slight, 97-95-6 lead in the series, but the Bears have won the most recent clash and will look to inch one step closer to evening up the rivalry tonight at home.
Oddsmakers are favoring Chicago to come away with the victory at Soldier Field, installing the squad as a three-point favorite. The Bears have come a long way since last year’s opener, as they were 7.5-point underdogs against this same Packers foe. Although Green Bay would ultimately win that game—a Sunday Night Football thriller in which Chicago squandered a 20-point lead—the Bears had no issues covering the spread and made it clear that they would be a contender that season, going on to make the playoffs for the first time since 2010. Although Chicago would ultimately suffer a heartbreak in the Wild Card game against the defending champion Philadelphia Eagles, losing on a missed 43-yard field goal that hit both the upright and crossbar, the club appears poised to equal or even surpass its 12-4 record from last year and make an even deeper foray into the postseason. Vegas has the Bears at 12-1 to win the Super Bowl, tied with the Eagles and New Orleans Saints for best odds in the NFC and behind only the New England Patriots and Kansas City Chiefs for top overall.
The Packers certainly won’t go down without a fight despite their status as ‘dogs in the 2019 NFL Kickoff Game. Green Bay is also a legitimate threat this year—getting 20-1 odds from the sportsbooks to win it all, putting the team in the upper echelon of contenders—and has a healthy, improved lineup compared to the one that limped to a 6-9-1 finish last season and missed the playoffs for the second straight season. Oddmakers have the Packers at even money to break that slump and get back in the postseason this year, but they’ll have their work cut out in a brutally tough NFC North division. Getting an upset on the road in Week 1 of the 2019 NFL season will go a long way towards helping Green Bay’s chances of making a run this season.
The NFL kicks off its 100th-year anniversary this week in a classic matchup at Soldier Field. Oddsmakers have made the Chicago Bears 3-point favorites over the Green Bay Packers.
I feel the two teams are evenly matched, and figuring in home-field advantage, I make Chicago a 2¹/₂-point favorite. One might look at my line versus the actual line (3) and not see much of an edge, but the difference between 2¹/₂ and 3 in the NFL is huge.
The Packers were a disappointing 6-9-1 last season while the Bears went 12-4 and won the NFC North. I believe 2019 will be different for both clubs. The Packers should exceed what they did last season, and I believe the Bears will come back down to earth a bit. Chicago did much of its damage on defense and now their coordinator, Vic Fangio is gone, having become the head coach in Denver. Offensively, I think we all can agree Aaron Rodgers is better than Mitchell Trubisky.
Finally, here are some trends that make sense: The Bears are 0-4 against the spread in home openers versus division opponents. Rodgers is 42-18-1 straight up in division games throughout his career, and the Packers have owned this series, going 21-5 straight-up at Soldier Field since 1994.
Prediction: Packers will cover, +3. I will gladly take the points, but I believe it is worth putting a portion of your wager on the Packers on the money line, too, at +150.
After a lengthy relationship with Mike McCarthy, the Green Bay Packers can move on from horrendous play-calling and a poor relationship with Aaron Rodgers. Matt LaFleur is now the head coach, which this is a first time gig for him. He struggled last season in Tennessee, but personnel and injuries limited his potential. He had ties to the Rams and Falcons int he prior seasons. LaFleur will have a better cast this time around, as Rodgers is one of the top arms in the game. Davante Adams has also established himself as a premier wideout. Things take a bit of a drop off after that, as we wait to see who can step up within this Packers team. Geronimo Allison and Marquez Valdes-Scantling have been the names talked about over the summer that will fill in for the WR2 and WR3 roles. However, Jake Kumerow has made some noise of late.
aaron jonesThe Packers have been an up and down team when it comes to the run the last few seasons, and LaFleur has already begun to look to establish a more consistent run game. He has also been someone to encourage play-action, where Rodgers has been in the bottom of the league in that department. Aaron Jones stepped into a more consistent role down the stretch after the coaching change, but Jamaal Williams still figures to work his way in. Stepping behind a solid offensive line is a plus for these two. But there is a reason why Jones is projected for a big year. Getting 65% of the touches in the backfield or even higher will be an optimal move for the Packers.
Going 5-11 in the season prior to 12-4 last year, the Bears were a real threat. A missed field goal cost them a trip to move on the in the playoffs. Adding Khalil Mack paid dividends as this defense was back as a premier defense in the league. This led to a ground and pound style of offense as well under Matt Nagy. The big question mark still lies under center, as Mitchell Trubisky will need to offer a bit more consistency with his arm. He will also need to stay healthy, as he had a shoulder injury last season where he missed a few games. Largely this is the same core of players returning, and this was a team that invested a lot into the passing game. Spending money on Taylor Gabriel, Allen Robinson, and drafting Anthony Miller. Injuries limited this surrounding cast last year, as Robinson missed time and the same goes for Miller. They also brought in Trey Burton who had six touchdowns, but lacked receiving yards.
Tarik CohenDavid Montgomery was a running back the Bears traded up for after Jordan Howard struggled in this offense. Given the draft capital and investment they made overall, we expect Montgomery to have a fairly sizable workload. Tarik Cohen expects to have a similar workload to last season. The Bears did bring in Mike Davis, but he doesn’t project to be a guy who gets in much barring injury. Given this team used the rushing attack heavily, Montgomery’s rookie season should have a lot of touches.