Matt Forte has seen quite enough of the Green Bay Packers, coming in as the starter as a rookie in 2008, the same year Aaron Rodgers succeeded Brett Favre as Packers starting quarterback. More to the moment, Forte is sick of seeing bigger scoreboard numbers alongside “Packers” than for “Bears.”
Forte was on the field last year when the Bears were humiliated in Soldier Field even with Forte rushing for 122 yards of the Bears’ combined 235, and suffered through the 55-14 nightmare the last time the Bears went to Lambeau Field.
“I kind of forgot that game,” Forte said, with dubious sincerity. “It was just embarrassing being, just the way the game went is embarrassing.
“It's time the Bears stopped going up there and losing games like that. If it gets out of hand, it's embarrassing. You go out there and you put in work not to go out and show something like that.”
The Bears have shown something better since then, with an eight-point loss in Soldier Field. But making any NFL prediction, even straight-up let alone vs. point spreads, is problematic.
“You just look around the league every week, even ‘the experts,’ they can’t figure out who is going to win the game,” said coach John Fox.
The staff analysts and operatives at “View from the Moon” provided information that had the Bears standing 5-5 at this point of 2015 season. The expectation was that the Bears will go on a five-game streak to run the rest of the table, but beginning with San Francisco in a week-and-a-half, and that the Bears would lose in Green Bay. It still is:
Moon's prediction: Packers 24, Bears 19