NFL Thursday Night Football predictions & betting tips: Best bets for Chicago Bears at Green Bay Packers

Leigh Copson in Weekly Tips 26 Sep 2017
  • Get free predictions & betting tips for Week 4 of the NFL season
  • The 1-2 Chicago Bears visit the 2-1 Green Bay Packers on Thursday
  • Green Bay won 12 of the last 14 meetings with Chicago

NFL Thursday Night Football predictions for Week 4 of the 2017 NFL season. Can the Chicago Bears follow up their shock weekend win against Pittsburgh or will the Green Bay Packers continue to dominate their oldest rivals? Read on for all of our free predictions and betting tips.

Chicago Bears at Green Bay Packers Predictions

Chicago Bears at Green Bay Packers Betting Tips Explained

Fans who tuned in for last Thursday’s matchup between the Los Angeles Rams and San Francisco 49ers were given an unexpected treat as the two teams produced a game that had just about everything you could see in 60 minutes of football. The scoreboard operator was kept busy as the two teams put 80 points on the board, but it was LA who provided most of them as they edged a 41-39 victory to hand us a winning bet after we backed them to leave Levi’s Stadium with the ‘W’.

So what are we expecting from the Week 4 showdown between the Chicago Bears and the Green Bay Packers? Here is our betting advice for the latest instalment oldest rivalry in the National Football League…

Week 3 threw up plenty of shocks in the NFL but none were bigger than Chicago’s stunning overtime win over the Pittsburgh Steelers – although the Bears seemingly did their best to lose for the third week running. Connor Barth missed a field goal, Marcus Cooper decided to walk into the endzone and cost his team a touchdown, and the offensive play-calling could only be described as scared as Mike Glennon completed just ONE PASS to a wide receiver in the game and threw for only 101 yards in total.

Instead they relied solely on defense and the two-headed monster of running backs Jordan Howard and Tarik Cohen, and that proved to be enough somehow. The defense came up big time after time as they conceded just two touchdowns, while on the opposite side of the football the combination Howard and Cohen racked up 216 rushing yards, with the former scoring two touchdowns including the game-winner in overtime.

So can this sort of performance really get the job done once again when the head to Lambeau Field on Thursday night? The Green Bay Packers have not exactly been convincing so far this season – going 2-1 through their first three games. They were hammered by Atlanta in Week 2 and needed a last-gasp touchdown from Jordy Nelson to force overtime against Cincinnati at the weekend, with the boot of Mason Crosby winning it in the extra period.

But even if they are not exactly flying, you have to like their chances of taming the Bears yet again on Thursday night. Green Bay have dominated this rivalry for the past six years, winning 12 of the past 14 meetings with the Bears, and if Chicago go into the matchup with such a one-sided gameplan on offense it is going to be very hard to move the football because the Packers will almost certainly load up in the box and make Howard and Cohen work for every yard they get.

However, if Chicago put the game in the hands of Glennon then it will probably go very wrong. The former Tampa Bay Buccaneer has very little poise or awareness in the pocket and he has that nasty habit of staring down his receivers, providing defensive backs with all they need to step in and pick him off. Glennon appears to be lacking confidence and the play-calling suggests the coaches lack confidence in him too, so it is hard to have any confidence in this team even if they did shock the Steelers on Sunday.

The defense will do its best to keep it a close game – they have done an outstanding job so far this season – but ultimately they are dealing with Aaron Rodgers and he always seems to find a way to break Bears hearts. Packers wide receiver Jordy Nelson should play his part too, adding to the three touchdowns he has already scored this season.

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Chicago Bears at Green Bay Packers Predictions

Previous NFL Thursday Night Football Tips

Previous NFL Thursday Night Football Tips (winners in bold)

(10pt STAKE)
Week 1Patriots by 1-13 pts @ EVSBrandin Cooks Anytime TD @ 5/4-20
Week 2Houston Texans to win @ 2/1Under 38 Total Points @ EVS+5
Week 3LA Rams win @ 3/4SF -17 Points @ 9/5-3

2017 NFL Thursday Night Football Schedule

NFL Thursday Night Football Schedule (all times UK)

Date - TimeEvent Name Location
29 Sep 2017 01:25Chicago Bears at Green Bay PackersLambeau Field
06 Oct 2017 01:25New England Patriots at Tampa Bay BuccaneersRaymond James Stadium
13 Oct 2017 01:25Philadelphia Eagles at Carolina PanthersBank Of America Stadium
20 Oct 2017 01:25Kansas City Chiefs at Oakland RaidersOakland Alameda Coliseum
27 Oct 2017 01:25Miami Dolphins at Baltimore RavensM&T Bank Stadium
03 Nov 2017 01:25Buffalo Bills at New York JetsMetLife Stadium
10 Nov 2017 01:25Seattle Seahawks at Arizona CardinalsUniversity Of Phoenix Stadium
17 Nov 2017 01:25Tennessee Titans at Pittsburgh SteelersHeinz Field
23 Nov 2017 17:30Minnesota Vikings at Detroit LionsFord Field
23 Nov 2017 21:30Los Angeles Chargers at Dallas CowboysAT&T Stadium
24 Nov 2017 01:30New York Giants at Washington RedskinsFedExField
01 Dec 2017 01:25Washington Redskins at Dallas CowboysAT&T Stadium
08 Dec 2017 01:25New Orleans Saints at Atlanta FalconsGeorgia Dome
15 Dec 2017 01:25Denver Broncos at Indianapolis ColtsLucas Oil Stadium

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