Packers-Bears: How we're picking it

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Green Bay Packers running back Eddie Lacy (27) tries to fight off Chicago Bears safety Chris Conte (47) .

Weston Hodkiewicz (8-0)

Packers 31, Bears 23

Matt Forte got the better of the Packers' struggling run defense in the teams' last three meetings, but the losses are going to keep piling up for Chicago until Jay Cutler finds a way to take care of the football. Packers coach Mike McCarthy doesn't want to rely on turnovers to win games, but the formula has worked against Cutler, who has thrown at least one interception in each of his 10 games against Green Bay. The Bears desperately need a victory, but so do the Packers. Assuming Aaron Rodgers' hamstring is as healthy as Green Bay says it is, the Packers should be able to outclass the reeling Bears.

Pete Dougherty (6-2)

Packers 31, Bears 20

Hard to bet on Jay Cutler (1-9 against Packers) and an aged Bears defense over Aaron Rodgers, with or without injured Packers guards Josh Sitton (toe, questionable) and T.J. Lang (ankle, questionable).

Ryan Wood (6-2)

Packers 35, Bears 23

Six weeks ago, Green Bay pummeled Chicago at Soldier Field. Now, no two weeks in the NFL are the same, but it seems far-fetched to expect the Bears to march into Lambeau Field and leave with a victory. Once again, tonight will come down to the quarterback disparity. Aaron Rodgers' hamstring is expected to be healed. Meanwhile, Jay Cutler never has played the Packers without throwing at least one interception. Green Bay and Chicago are both coming off bye weeks, so ask yourself this: Who's more dangerous with two weeks to prepare, Rodgers or Cutler?

Robert Zizzo (6-2)

Packers 31, Bears 24

Mike McCarthy's Packers are 7-1 in games following the bye, and have won their past five. A home game against a team they easily beat earlier this year? Don't bet against the streak. The Bears have a chance if injuries prevent or diminish the performance of Aaron Rodgers, Josh Sitton and T.J. Lang. Even with that, Jay Cutler never can seem to find success against the Packers.

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