With one of the league’s best QBs out possibly for the season, Green Bay has to rely on their second string QB Brett Hundley. What do we know about Brett Hundley? We know he’s no Aaron Rodgers. This is reassuring for the Chicago Defense who is currently ranked seventh in the league according to ESPN. Green Bay is 24th in the league. Hundley has his work cut out for himself and his team if he thinks he’s going to break a strong Chicago Bears Defense. Hundley, who has the inability to read plays and get out of the pocket and who can’t process longer throws, will be eaten up by the likes of Akiem Hicks, Leonard Floyd, and Eddie Goldman to name a few.
The Bears Defense has tremendous talent who know how to take down their opponents and get that defensive TD. This will prove to be beneficial for Chicago since they aren’t up against the Aaron Rodgers type of Packers team.
Hundley appears to be the exact opposite of his Captain. Going up against the Monsters of the Midway will fair difficult for a short-pass throwing, can’t get out of the pocket QB. In my opinion, the Packers drafted Hundley in 2015 as their fifth round draft pick with the mindset that Rodgers was indestructible. Fast forward to the Packers/Lions game during Week Nine’s Monday Night Football game. Hundley got himself and his team a loss where a win should have been. No fault of Coach McCarthy, Hundley did that on his own.
According to Zach Kruse of the Packers Wire, “Of Hundley’s first 18 passes against the Lions, 13 were thrown five yards downfield or shorter. Part of this was scheme; McCarthy incorporated some college-like plays that got the ball out of Hundley’s hands quick. Much of it, however, was Hundley’s inability or unwillingness to throw the ball down the field to open receivers. Time and again, he passed up opportunities to go downfield”. This Sunday, Chicago will have their sites set on the uncomfortable QB and faulty offense of the “Hundley” Green Bay Packers.
With the Green Bay Defense ranked at 24, this is a great sign for a Chicago Offense who is regrouping and reinventing itself. The resent additions of Markus Wheaton (PIT) and Dontrelle Inman (LAC) to the Receiver room is much needed. The Bears aren’t worried about a weak Packers Defense. As long as the Oline holds steady and opens up lanes for RBs Jordan Howard and Tarik Cohen, this offense will score points for their running game. If Inman and Wheaton start at WR on Sunday, the passing game should explode. These two have speed and agility going for them. They are definitely weapons Chicago has needed for a while.
The TE room is missing key player Zach Miller to a severe injury but isn’t hurting by any means. This will be Adam Shaheen’s time to shine. He and Daniel Brown will be forces on the field and should both see action from Bears starting QB Mitchell Trubisky. Trubisky has a good head on his shoulders, can read plays, and is very athletic and inventive when it comes to getting down field unlike his opponent for Sunday. Trubisky is a rookie and is growing with every game. Hundley?! Not so much.
Expect big plays from both of Chicago’s Offense and Defense on Sunday. If Chicago plays like they did against Carolina, expect a win. Green Bay is an injured team without Rodgers.