— Bears at Packers
Florio's take: Another battle of the unbeatens, but featuring a potential juggernaut against a team that won't be able to hold it together over the long haul. The Packers have a powerful offense and a surprisingly good defense, especially with linebacker Clay Matthews becoming the league's new elite pass rusher. The Packers have already gotten two starting quarterbacks benched in two weeks; though Jay Cutler 's job may be safe, his health may not be.
Florio's pick: Packers 31, Bears 20.
Rosenthal's take: I'm not sure how far the Bears will go this year, but they will be fun to watch along the way. Jay Cutler is back to making passes other quarterbacks simply can't make. When you include Greg Olsen and two excellent pass-catching running backs, Cutler has enough weapons to win. The Bears defense, healthy for once, looks like a different group. Monday night will show how different. I still like the Packers to make the Super Bowl, but the Bears will look like true contenders for one September night.
Rosenthal's pick: Bears 31, Packers 28.