September 13, 2012 11:00 ET

NFL Picks Week 2 - Packers vs Bears Preview and Other NFL Previews From Vegas Sports Cappers

LAS VEGAS, NV--(Marketwire - Sep 13, 2012) - Week 1 of the NFL season has come and gone. Now we are gearing up for week 2 of the season as the Green Bay Packers faceoff against the Chicago Bears at Lambeau Field in Green Bay, Wisconsin. The game kicks off Thursday, September 13th at 8:20 eastern time and will be televised on the NFL Network.

The current NFL odds has the Packer squad as a 6 point favorite. The last time these two teams met was on Christmas day 2011 when Aaron Rodgers led Green Bay over the Bears 35-21. Prior to that the Bears lost 27-17 and have lost 6 out of the last 7 meetings. This is an important week for everybody from Fantasy Footballers, those betting in Las Vegas on handicappers NFL Picks, to those teams that don't want to start off on a sour 0-2 start heading into week 3 of the season.

The Packers have a lot to prove in week 2 as they are looking to bounce back against their loss to the San Francisco 49ers. The last time they started off 0-2 was in 2006 and Mike McCarthy certainly does not want to begin a once promising season like that. The running game of Matt Forte & Michael Bush combined with quarterback Jay Cutler make Chicago an offensive threat with wide receivers Brandon Marshall and Alshon Jeffrey gearing up for Thursday night's game. As the Packers fell apart defensively in week 1 the top Vegas cappers will be watching to see how the football team fares this week.

Matchups that the top handicappers are examining are how Brian Urlacher will play against star QB Aaron Rodgers. Rodgers is 7-2 vs the Bears lifetime and just last season he threw for 8 TDs and only one pick 6. Urlacher the star middle linebacker has 5 interceptions in 12 games and one returned for a touchdown lifetime against the Packers. 

Some important stats that experts are studying: Four touchdowns scored by tight end Jermichael Finely against the Chicago Bears in two games last year while safety Major Wright struggled to defend.

As of right now the current prediction is 17-10 Packers over the Bears. For those looking for the rest of the Week 2 NFL Picks including the much anticipated Monday night debut in a Denver Broncos jersey for Peyton Manning when they play the Atlanta Falcons, check out the latest predictions from Vegas Sports Cappers.

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