PFF Preview: Bears @ Packers, Week 10
The (3-5) Chicago Bears visit Lambeau Field on Sunday night to face the (5-3) Green Bay Packers in a key NFC North tilt. The Packers are trying to keep pace with the (6-2) first place Lions. The Bears find themselves two games behind the Packers and three games behind the Lions in the divisional standings. Both teams should be well rested after a bye in Week 9.
Eddie Lacy and Matt Forte are among the best running backs in the league. The team that wins this game will get a huge impact from one of these two players. Matt Forte has the 5th highest running back grade at +8.6 overall. Forte also ranks 6th in Yards Per Route Run at 1.97 and eighth in Drop Rate at 3.33. Eddie Lacy ranks 13th with an overall grade of +4.0. Lacy ranks third in Elusive Rating at 78.6, tied for first in Drop Rate with zero drops, and also tied for first in Pass Blocking Efficiency with zero pressures allowed in 38 pass blocking snaps.
Here are a few other players to watch.
Kyle Long – Our 8th highest graded guard at +7.5 overall, also has the fifth ranked Pass Blocking Efficiency rating at 98.4.
Martellus Bennett – Bennett’s overall grade of +12.7 ranks third out of all tight ends and his 1.94 Yards Per Route Run ranks seventh.
Jay Ratliff – Ratliff is performing well both rushing the passer and against the run as his grades in each area are +3.8 or higher and push his overall grade up to +9.6.
Green Bay Packers
Bryan Bulaga – Bulaga had his best and worst games of the season in the Packers two most recent games as his impressive +3.5 overall grade against the Panthers was washed away with a -3.9 struggle against the Saints.
Casey Hayward – Over the last four games Hayward’s +7.4 overall grade ranks fourth among cornerbacks. For the season he’s first in our Coverage Signature Stat for cornerbacks with one completion allowed for every 26.4 snaps in coverage.
Mike Daniels – Daniels’ overall grade of +13.8 ranks 7th out of all 3-4 defensive ends and his 11.9% Run Stop Percentage leads his position.