PackerReport.com staff predictions

All but one on expert panel feels Packers will remain undefeated by beating Bears on Sunday night at Lambeau Field

Bob Fox, Correspondent
Packers 2007 season prediction record: 4-0
Pre-season prediction on Green Bay's 2007 record: 10-6
Sunday's game: Packers 23, Bears 13
Comment: The 4-0 Green Bay Packers have a golden chance to really take hold of the NFC North division against the 1-3 Chicago Bears. The NFC Champion Bears are nicked up on defense, especially the secondary. Expect Brett Favre and the Packers to take advantage of that. The Packers defense has to force turnovers from Brian Griese. Green Bay's special teams have to stop kick returner Devin Hester. My advice, don't kick to him at all.

Tyler Dunne, Correspondent/Rookie pundit
Packers 2007 season prediction record: 4-0
Pre-season prediction on Green Bay's 2007 record: 9-7
Sunday's game: Packers 27, Bears 24
Comment: Mike McCarthy and defensive coordinator Bob Sanders probably wish Rex Grossman was still Chicago's quarterback. His replacement, Brian Griese, may have thrown three picks at Detroit last week but like Minnesota's Kelly Holcomb, he has a savvy, veteran presence. Green Bay's banged up secondary may allow a few big plays, but nothing has stopped the Packers' passing game to this point. Brett Favre will provide another clutch fourth quarter performance under the lights at Lambeau Field in a game that may be closer than many think.

W. Keith Roerdink, Correspondent
Packers 2007 season prediction record: 3-1
Pre-season prediction on Green Bay's 2007 record: 9-7
Sunday's game: Green Bay 20, Chicago 16
Comment: If it's possible to be 5-0 and underrated, the Packers are it. But they've got momentum on their side and after a big division win in Minnesota, they get to come home for a bigger division battle against the Bears. Look for Brett Favre to continue to stay in sync with Donald Driver, Greg Jennings and James Jones. Who cares if they can't run? A bruised and battered Bears 'D' will have all they can handle with Favre flinging it 40-plus times. Look for the Packers defense to notch some sacks and picks on Brian Griese. But word to the wise ... do NOT kick to Devin Hester. Just don't do it.

Steve Lawrence, Correspondent
Packers 2007 season prediction record: 3-1
Pre-season prediction on Green Bay's 2007 record: 8-8
Sunday's game: Bears 20, Packers 16
Comment: If they played 10 times, the Packers would probably win seven or eight of them. But Chicago is desperate for a win, and Green Bay probably is due for a loss.

Jay Royle, Publisher
Packers 2007 season prediction record: 3-1
Pre-season prediction on Green Bay's 2007 record: 9-7
Sunday's game: Packers 24, Bears 13
Comment: No way the Bears come into Lambeau and snap the winning streak. Their defense is vulnerable with the injuries and no reason the Packers offense shouldn't stay hot because of that. Packer victory, 24-13!!

Harry Sydney, Correspondent
Packers 2007 season prediction record: 3-1
Pre-season prediction on Green Bay's 2007 record: 7-9
Sunday's game: Packers 27, Bears 14
Comment: This week will be the changing of the guards, and the Packers will be 5-0. If the Packers just do what they have been doing they will win this game easily. The Packers will continue to have a stranglehold on the division.

Todd Korth, Managing Editor
Packers 2007 season prediction record: 3-1
Pre-season prediction on Green Bay's 2007 record will be 8-8
Sunday's game: Packers 27, Bears 13
Comment: The Bears are reeling and hurting all at the same time. The Packers are riding a winning streak that has stretched to eight games dating back to last season. It's a Sunday night game, and look for the Lambeau Field crowd's enthusiasm to ignite the Packers to another win.

Tom Andrews, Correspondent
Packers 2007 season prediction record: 2-2
Pre-season prediction on Green Bay's 2007 record: 8-8
Sunday's game: Packers 17, Bears 16
Comment: You know what they say about cornering a wounded animal - you might get way more than you bargained for. The Bears are definitely hurting physically and mentally. They're angry about their 1-3 record and how the fans and media have turned on them. They've got something to prove and they have a golden opportunity to prove it against their hated rivals at Lambeau Field. If the Packers go into this game anticipating anything less than a knock-down, drag-out fight, they will be in for a very rude surprise. Mike McCarthy's abilities to keep his young team focused will be tested to their limits. This game may come down to just one mistake. The Packers can neither afford to let Devin Hester touch the ball nor underestimate Brian Griese's ability to rally the Bears offense. It all adds up to a classic Packers-Bears collision.

Matt Tevsh, Correspondent
Packers 2007 season prediction record: 2-2
Pre-season prediction on Green Bay's 2007 record: 7-9
Sunday's game: Packers 26, Bears 20
Comment: The Packers seem to be finding the right teams at the right times - or it just seems that way because the Packers might be better than some think. Either way, injuries on the Bears' defense gives Brett Favre another chance at a big game. And with the Packers' secondary banged-up, this game could be higher scoring than a Packers-Bears game should be. Keep Devin Hester from making a game-changing play and the Packers should come out on top.

Doug Ritchay, Correspondent
Packers 2007 season prediction record: 2-2
Pre-season prediction on Green Bay's 2007 record: 7-9
Sunday's game: Packers 27, Bears 13
Comment: The Packers' offense is one-dimensional, but that dimension has been real good. The defense has been real good. Meanwhile, the Bears' offense and defense are not real good. The only way the Packers lose this game is if Bob Griese, not Brian Griese, is the quarterback for the Bears. That's not happening and either is a Packers loss.


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