The Green Bay Packers bounce back after an embarrassing opening loss when they take on the Chicago Bears in Week 2 of the 2022 NFL season. Things look promising for the Packers, who are listed as the clear-cut 9.5-point favorites on FanDuel Sportsbook.
Large spreads can be tough to cover but never say never to a motivated Aaron Rodgers and co. The Packers are a franchise that hates losing and after last week's loss to the Minnesota Vikings, expect them to use the Bears as a means to send a message to the rest of the league.
Here are three reasons why the Packers will blow out the Bears in Week 2.
Bears vs Packers Week 2
1. Rodgers Owns the Bears
Rodgers made it clear to Bears fans that he "owns" them following a Week 6 victory over Chicago in 2021. The thing is that he isn't wrong at all. The legendary quarterback is 22-5 in 27 all-time meetings against his NFC North rival. Over that span, Rodgers has completed 574 passes for 6,549 yards and 61 touchdowns to only 10 interceptions. What's even more impressive is that Rodgers has only lost to the Bears once in his last 11 meetings, which came way back in December 2018. Judging by his success against Chicago, there's a good chance that Rodgers will lead the Packers to another one-sided victory.
2. Bears Aren't a Good Road Team
The Bears probably love the catchphrase "there's no place like home" because winning is tough for them away from Soldier Field. Chicago is an abysmal 5-10 in its last 15 road games, only winning three away games since the start of the 2021 calendar year. Making matters worse, the Bears have only averaged 16.7 points in their last 10 road games while giving up an average of 27.1. The cherry on top is the fact that Chicago hasn't even won in Green Bay in nearly seven years, going winless in its last six trips to Lambeau Field. Considering how the Bears have given up 40-plus points in each of their last two visits, another blowout could be incoming.
3. Packers Don't Lose Back-to-Back Games
Whenever the Packers suffer a loss, chances are they'll follow it up with a win. Green Bay hasn't lost back-to-back regular-season games since 2018, proving that the squad learns from its mistakes. Fans were also concerned last year when the Packers dropped a stinker in Week 1, only to bounce back with a 35-17 win over the Detroit Lions in Week 2. Yes, Green Bay didn't look great last week, but Rodgers and head coach Matt LaFleur are two of the best at what they do. They'll learn from last week's shortcomings, parlaying it into a decisive victory over the Bears.
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