Chicago Bears should exploit these areas against Green Bay Packers

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Get hands on the running backs

The Packers’ back field is purely not good based on individual talent. Both Ty Montgomery and Jamaal Williams finished with some of the worst elusive ratings in football last year, per Pro Football Focus. Montgomery’s elusive rating was an abysmal 20.8, although he didn’t get the bulk of the carries on the season.

One of the guys who did get the bulk of the carries though, in Williams, didn’t finish much better. His elusive rating was just above Montgomery at 25.7.

To put that in perspective, Alvin Kamara led the league in such a category with a rating of 106.6. Other significant numbers, for perspective, are Tarik Cohen at 54.9 and Jay Ajayi at 89.3.

The moral of the story? Get your hands on the runners and they will go down. How do you do this? Blow up the offensive line. Win the one-on-one matchups up front and you will be more likely to get the runners down quickly.

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With a healthy linebacking core, the Bears should have no issues against the run. Folks forget that Mack is not only a thoroughbred pass rusher, but he’s stout against the run as well. Throw in some Danny Trevathan and a hint of both Nick Kwiatkoski and Roquan Smith, and I don’t see the Packers’ backs getting past the second line of defense a whole lot on Sunday night.