Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers’ resume against the Chicago Bears really speaks for itself.
Heading into this week’s Game 2 on Sunday Night Football, Rodgers is 21-7 against the spread and 23-5 straight up against the Bears in his career. Rodgers has won six-straight games leading into this week’s battle at Lambeau Field and has covered the spread.
The list goes on and on, but one of the more surprising nuggets is that Rodgers hasn’t thrown an interception against the Bears since 2018. It conveniently ended with a 24-17 win last time in this rivalry on 16th December 2018.
Still, I’m betting on the Bears defense to get Rodgers this week by taking over his interception prop of 0.5 at Caesars Sportsbook, the official odds partner of Bet Chicago Sports, at +227. Sign up today to take advantage of their new-user offer and root for Rodgers to throw an interception with me.
To be honest, this will be a minor drama for me. But the odds are juicy enough that I’d bet against recent history. I broke it The Bears Insider Podcast Friday morning, when our beat reporter Sean Hammond alerted me to the last time Rodgers threw an INT against the Bears.
Rodgers has thrown 176 passes without an interception in his past six meetings with the Bears, but I’m not discouraged because things are definitely different now. Rodgers can no longer lean on star receiver Davante Adams, and you saw that in action in last week’s 23-7 loss to the Minnesota Vikings.
The relationship is still forming for Rodgers and his new receivers, so I could see the Bears taking advantage of a wrong throw or wrong route on Sunday. Rodgers was picked up by the Vikings on opening weekend and later cited new scheme concepts for some of the things that happened on Sunday.
Rodgers will now face another NFC North foe with a new coaching staff. He’ll have tape on Matt Eberflus’ lineup this time around, but rainy conditions could limit what the Bears can do on both sides of the ball.
Bears safety Eddie Jackson intercepted Trae Lance in Week 1, his first takeaway since 2019. According to Pro Football Focus, Jackson played 35 coverage snaps without allowing a catch while notching an interception.
Rodgers won’t be as foolproof as Lance, but the Bears secondary showed promise early on. He posted a coverage grade of 64.8 per PFF, which ranked 13th in the league after one week of play.
At +227, I’d be willing to capitalize on Rodgers’ mistake on Sunday Night Football and take a chance on the Bears.
Option: Over 0.5 interceptions for Aaron Rodgers (+227).