Packers Ready to Put the Pressure on Chicago

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The 2020 regular NFL season comes to a close on Sunday and there is still plenty to play for in both the AFC and NFC.

Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers

The NFC East title is still up for grabs in what could be an entertaining battle, while seedings are still to be determined ahead of the playoffs.

Chicago Bears occupy the seventh seed in the NFC, but Sunday’s opponents Green Bay Packers will be doing all they can to make life difficult.

The Bears are 8-7 and will need Arizona Cardinals to slip up, with both teams having the same record. If the Bears win, then they will be playing post-season football, but the Packers still have the chance to finish as No.1 in their own conference.

Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers has dominated the Bears throughout his career and he could have a field day against the Bears’ secondary, which is struggling of late.

While the Bears have improved recently, they have done so against some poor teams including the likes of the Detroit Lions, Houston Texans, Minnesota Vikings and Jacksonville Jaguars.

The Packers managed to score 40 points last week in heavy snow, so they have what it takes to cover the -5 handicap at 25/27 this weekend.

Expect Very Little Between Jets and Patriots

In recent years, matches between the New York Jets and New England Patriots have been high-scoring affairs.

The Pats usually come out on top, keeping their divisional rivals waiting for a win, but this weekend’s battle shouldn’t be one for the purists.

Both teams have struggled on offence this season and they have injuries to contend with in that department.

New England running back Damien Harris is out due to an ankle injury, while Jets QB Sam Darnold is playing for his future ahead of the draft.

With nothing on the line, there is value in the under market and under 39.5 points should be taken on at odds of 10/11.

Cowboys Can Tame the Giants

The battle for the NFC East title is still not over and, remarkably, the third-placed New York Giants can still clinch the title.

Their record stands at 5-10 but the low quality within the division means they still have a chance if results go their way.

Dallas Cowboys stand in their way and they are second in the division, with Washington not in action until later in the day.

If Washington beat Philadelphia, then they win the title, but Dallas know they can put the pressure on when they take on the Giants.

Cowboys QB Andy Dalton has all of his attacking weapons available, while the Giants are depleted on offence. New York’s best chance of victory comes on the ground, but Dalton’s experience should see the Cowboys home and they are 25/27 to cover the -1.5 handicap.

*All odds correct at time of writing

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