Aaron Rodgers Returning In Week 17 NFL Betting Matchup Against Bears

The Bears are still looking for their first home win…

Aaron Rodgers Returning In Week 17 NFL Betting Matchup Against Bears

Are you ready for a doozy of a Week 17 NFL betting expert pick? The last time the Chicago Bears played the Packers, they were able to knock Aaron Rodgers out on the first drive of the game. Now they have to face him again with both teams’ playoff lives hanging in the balance. Whomever wins this game is headed to the post season. It’s that simple.

Unfortunately, this matchup is very complex. The Green Bay Packers have been trying their darndest to stay in the mix for the last two months while Rodgers was on the shelf, and have been a miserable take in the sportsbook going just 2-5-1 SU and 1-7 ATS in their last 8 games. When they had their starting quarterback at the helm, Green Bay went 5-2 SU and ATS so there’s lots to love here in this Week 17 NFL betting brawl for the visiting Packers.

Green Bay Packers vs. Chicago Bears
The Green Bay Packers are 3 point favorites over the Chicago Bears in week 17.
Starts: 12/29/2013 4:20PM
Soldier Field 425 E. McFetridge
Chicago, Illinois

 

The return of Rodgers will undoubtedly give Green Bay the offensive stability its been lacking for weeks, but it also comes with the news that Clay Matthews is out for this game because of his problematic thumb. The Packers defense has allowed an eye popping 32.2 points against in their last 5 games. Say what you will about Chicago, but they have playmakers that can give the Packers an absolute handful. Matt Forte will be leaned on heavily in this game.

However, focusing on the Green Bay defense undersells just how awful Chicago’s own stoppers have been. The Bears have been one of the worst bets in the league this season, and are coming off a horrifying 11-54 defeat against the Eagles. They’ve now surrendered 35.6 points per game in their last 5 outings, and facing Eddie Lacy with Aaron Rodgers seems like a nightmare waiting to happen.

BONUS WEEK 17 NFL BETTING PICKS

Date
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Pick
Sun, Dec 29th 2013
Jacksonville
Indianapolis
JAX +11.5
Sun, Dec 29th 2013
Detroit
Minnesota
MIN -3.0
Sun, Dec 29th 2013
Houston
Tennessee
TEN -7.0
Sun, Dec 29th 2013
Cleveland
Pittsburgh
CLE +7.0
Sun, Dec 29th 2013
Washington
New York Giants
NYG -3.5
Sun, Dec 29th 2013
New York Jets
Miami
MIA -5.5
Sun, Dec 29th 2013
Carolina
Atlanta
ATL +6.0
Sun, Dec 29th 2013
Baltimore
Cincinnati
CIN -6.0
Sun, Dec 29th 2013
Buffalo
New England
BUF +8.5
Sun, Dec 29th 2013
Tampa Bay
New Orleans
TB +13.0
Sun, Dec 29th 2013
Denver
Oakland
DEN -13.0
Sun, Dec 29th 2013
San Francisco
Arizona
SF PK
Sun, Dec 29th 2013
Kansas City
San Diego
SD -9.5
Sun, Dec 29th 2013
St. Louis
Seattle
STL +10.5
Sun, Dec 29th 2013
Philadelphia
Dallas
PHI -6.0

Chicago’s defense hasn’t been the only problem. Despite the presence of Alshon Jeffrey and Brandon Marshall, Jay Cutler has been completely abysmal this season when he’s on the field. And Green Bay loves picking off error prone quarterbacks like Romo and Cutler. This is the type of game where Cutler throws pick after pick after pick. Chicago also doesn’t win big games like this, and with their playoff lives hanging in the balance, I just don’t see how they beat Aaron Rodgers who wants nothing more than to push his team in to the post season while vanquishing the team that almost ended his year. This Week 17 NFL pick seems obvious because it is; you can’t trust Chicago in a statement game.

Week 17 NFL Betting Picks – Green Bay +3.0