Fanteractive Game Breakdown for Green Bay @ Chicago by NPrince8

National Football League

Green Bay (V) vs. Chicago (H)

Soldier Field
Chicago


Thursday Sep 05,2019 08:20 PM ET

Pre Game Analysis by NPrince8

Pre-Game Analysis Detail

Personnel Comparison
Which Team has Advantage in
Quarterbacks
Advantage : Green Bay  
Aaron Rodgers is a major upgrade from Mitch Trubisky. 
Running Backs
Advantage : Even  
Aaron Jones is the only real threat for Green Bay in the backfield. Chicago has both Cohen and rookie David Montgomery. 
Receivers
Advantage : Green Bay  
 
Protection
Advantage : Even  
 
Defensive Line
Advantage : Chicago  
 
Linebackers
Advantage : Chicago  
 
Secondary
Advantage : Chicago  
 
Place Kickers
Advantage : Green Bay  
 
Punting
Advantage : Even  
 
Kick Returners
Advantage : Chicago  
Tarik Cohen may be a difference maker in this game on special teams. 
Personnel Notes
Green Bay had the advantage in QB and WR play, I would give Chicago the slight advantage when it comes to running backs since they have more options. Green Bay has a slight advantage in protection. Chicago's front 7 and secondary are much better than Green Bay's.
The X Factor?
Aaron Jones. We all know Aaron Rodgers is going to play well that will be able to keep the Packers in the game. The biggest test will be whether Aaron Jones will find space out of the backfield against one of the best front sevens in the league. If Jones can run well it will lead to play action and will give Rodgers more time to throw the ball.
Score Predictions
Green Bay
 
Chicago
7  
1st Quarter
3
3  
2nd Quarter
14
0  
3rd Quarter
10
14  
4th Quarter
6
24  
Final Score
33
Comments
I think Chicago's defense will be able to force turnovers that will give Mitch Trubisky a short field to work with that will result in quick TDs. I also believe Tarik Cohen will return a punt for a TD in the game as well.
Match Up Quality
A  
 
Match Up Balance
A-  
 
Situational Comparison
When Visiting Team has the ball...
Visiting Team Rush Offense vs Home Team Defense
Advantage : Chicago  
 
Visiting Team Pass Offense vs Home Team Defense
Advantage : Green Bay  
 
Control of Line of Scrimmage
Advantage : Chicago  
 
When home Team has the ball...
Home Team Rush Offense vs Visiting Team Defense
Advantage : Chicago  
 
Home Team Pass Offense vs Visiting Team Defense
Advantage : Green Bay  
 
Control of Line of Scrimmage
Advantage : Neutral  
 
Other Situations
Forcing Turnovers
Advantage : Chicago  
 
Special Teams Advantage (Overall)
Advantage : Chicago  
 
Statistical Predictions
Green Bay
 
Chicago
40  
Passing Attempts
21
23  
Passing Completions
12
330  
Passing Yards
180
57  
Pass Completion %
57
17  
Rushing Attempts
30
80  
Rushing Yards
130
410  
Total Yards
310
12  
First Downs
10
1  
Defensive Sacks
4
2  
Offensive Turnovers
0
12  
Offensive Penalties
7
95  
Offensive Penalty Yards
65
Comments
Green Bay will dominate the yardage battle, however, Chicago will force a couple turnover that will lead to the Bears starting with the ball in or close to the red zone that will allow Chicago to win. Penalties are going to cost both teams as it's the first game of the season.