When the Bears last saw the Green Bay Packers, they had little hope of pulling off an upset.

This was the Packers defense the analysts anticipated as top 10 or top 5, and dominant. It was the double-edged running game of Aaron Jones and AJ Dillon and, of course, it was the quarterback who owns the Bears, Aaron Rodgers.

The receiver corps was different without Davante Adams but Rodgers made it work and the Bears didn’t need have much to answer with as Justin Fields hadn’t yet begun to terrorize defenses with his running. The three-headed Bears rushing attack hadn’t formed.