Football is finally back; we are all happy. The NFL will kick off its 100th football season on Thursday night. The opening game features the Green Bay Packers visiting the Chicago Bears; it is the 199th matchup between the two teams. Green bay enters the game with a 97-95-6 record over Chicago. Here is what to look for in tonight’s game.
The Bears Defense
Chicago had the third-ranked defense last season and they were first against the run. Also, the Bears were the top scoring defense last season. The Bears come into this season with some changes on defense. Last season defensive coordinator Vic Fangio is gone and is now the head coach of the Denver Broncos. Safety Adrian Amos left to go the Packers. But Chicago was able to pick up former Packers safety Ha Ha Clinton-Dix to replace him. Stepping in at defensive coordinator for the Bears is Chuck Pagano, he has not been a defensive coordinator for eight years.
Chicago Bears have some key pieces returning to their defense. Kahlil Mack, Akiem Hicks, and Roquan Smith all return to an outstanding Bears defense. The Bears forced a lot of turnovers, and Mack pressures the quarterback relentlessly, so look for that tonight against the Packers.
Packers New-Look Offense
Matt LaFleur is that Packers new head coach and he will be calling the plays. Over the summer, there were some issues with Aaron Rogers having the freedom to audible. So tonight that will a pivotal thing to look for. Tonight we will get a chance to see what Matt LaFleur offense will look like this season. It will be interesting to see how LaFleur will use Aaron Jones at the running back position.
Can Trubisky Take The Next Step
The Bears Super Bowl Chances will hinder on what the Mitchell Trubisky and the Bears offense can do. Trubisky will need to take that next step for Chicago to get where they want to go. The Bears drafted David Montgomery in the third round, and he will pair ion the backfield with Tarik Cohen. Running the ball will open up the passing attack for Trubisky and the Bears. Let’s see what can Trubiskey can do tonight.