Bears-Packers: And the winner is….

Bears-Packers: And the winner is….
November 3, 2013, 9:45 pm
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One of the daunting elements of the Green Bay offense, besides the obvious general presence of No. 12, is that the Packers have turned the ball over just two times in the last four games, predictably all wins. And both of those giveaways occurred in the Baltimore game, which the Packers still won.

For the season Green Bay is a minus-2 in turnover differential, primarily because the Packers gave away two fumbles and two of Aaron Rodgers’ four 2013 interceptions in the loss at Cincinnati. In only the Bengals game (four takeaways) have the Packers taken the ball away more than once in a game this year.

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It hasn’t mattered, at least not to the Packers.

It does, however, to the Bears, who have lost all three games in which they have failed to have a plus-turnover ratio. Josh McCown is a quarterback not given to irresponsibility; with zero preparation since training camp, he completed 14 of 20 passes without an interception at Washington.

But without turnovers, which the Packers do not make, the Bears simply do not have the offensive firepower to match points with Green Bay.

Green Bay 30    Bears  20 

Moon's 2013 record: 6-1