The Rams face the 49ers in a game that’ll have little impact on the NFC playoff picture, at least for San Francisco. LA will either be the six or the seven seed, depending on the result between the Chicago Bears and the Green Bay Packers.
For the second straight year, the Packers are facing a win-and-get-in situation at Lambeau Field in Week 18. Last season, Green Bay lost 20-16 to a Lions team playing spoiler in what ended up being Aaron Rodgers’ final game in the green and gold. Will the result be different this time around? Hard telling but Jordan Love is seeking to do what Rodgers couldn’t.
The Bears like Detroit before them will be playing spoiler in the Frozen Tundra. Easier said than done as Chicago has a nine-game losing streak in the series while quarterback Justin Fields in 0-5 in his career against the cheeseheads. The matchup that’ll decide this game will come down to whether the Packers can move the ball against a rejuvenated Bears defense. Chicago hasn’t allowed an opponent to score more than 20 points the last five weeks and has the top run D in the NFL, allowing an average of just 84 yards on the ground.
If Jordan Love wants to get out of A-Rod’s shadow, all he has to do is win a big game over a tough defense.
The Packers host Da Bears at 1:25 p.m. PT.
Green Bay is a 3-point favorite at DraftKings Sportsbook and my (hopefully 100 percent correct) Tallysight picks are below.
Other Sunday afternoon games on the Week 18 slate include the Buccaneers at Panthers where Tampa Bay can clinch the NFC South with a win, Browns at Bengals, Vikings at Lions, Jets at Patriots in possibly Bill Belichick’s last hurrah in New England, Falcons at Saints, Jaguars at Titans, Seahawks at Cardinals, Chiefs at Chargers, Broncos at Raiders, Eagles at Giants, and the Cowboys at Commanders.