BIFF’S TAKE ON THURSDAY NIGHT:
So, the Packers DBs are jawing to Brandon Marshall and the Bears wideouts that they're going to by physical with them? Where was this attitude in Week 1 when Alex Smith was chopping them up? Jay Cutler said "good luck" to them in response, and they're likely going to need it. Green Bay opponents no longer fear its defense, and the 49ers' dominance at Lambeau last week will have the Bears coming in overflowing with confidence.
I expect a high-scoring shootout, with Aaron Rodgers getting back in sync with Nelson, Finley, Cobb, and Jones. I wouldn't start
The Bears will get pass TDs - Cutler,
ANDREW’S TAKE ON THURSDAY NIGHT:
Thursday night is as much a must-win game as there can be in Week 2 for the Packers. They were outclassed at home Sunday against the 49ers, and an 0-2 start in quite possibly the best division in the NFL could prove devastating. Owners of multiple Packers should be worried that the 49ers exposed
I’d be weary of playing many Packers. Obviously Aaron Rodgers should start, and I would start Jermichael Finley at TE, but I would look elsewhere at receiver and running back. Greg Jennings has a bad groin and that will be amplified in a short week. The only Packer receiver to score (other than Finley) was James Jones. Jones is the only Packer receiver I would consider playing because he may get some extra looks with
I disagree with Biff on Cedrick Benson. He was outrushed by Rodgers, only gaining 18 yards on 9 carries. The Bears’ defense is not as good as San Francisco’s but they allowed just 63 rushing yards to the Colts, they will be amped up in Lambeau, and I don’t see Benson having a good night. I would stay away from the Packers D.
I couldn’t disagree more with Biff when it comes to Forte. He did lose two potential touchdowns to Michael Bush, but will make up for those losses in the long run by catching the ball out of the backfield (had 3 receptions Sunday and Cutler was looking for a wide-open Forte on the early pick-six). Forte looked great on the ground, and did get 1 rushing touchdown along with 80 yards. I would start him every week. I do like