Arkush: Packers Are Better Team, Will Win

It’s been a long week of analysis. Every angle of the game has been broken down and looked at under a microscope. From offense to defense to special teams, everyone has enough information to make their own prediction of the outcome.

“I’m not embarrassed by it,” NFL analyst, Hub Arkush said on the Danny Mac Show. “I’m picking the better team. I hate it, you know, I’d rather see the Bears win and go to the Super Bowl.”

LISTEN: Hub Arkush On The Danny Mac Show

The Bears have one of the best defenses in the NFL, with one of the best defensive player in Julius Peppers, not to mention Brian Urlacher and Lance Briggs. Their offensive explosion agaisnt Seattle leaves Bears’ fans many reasons to be optimistic. But according to Arkush, that just won’t be enough.

“I do think home field advantage is huge in the playoffs,” Arkush said. “But I’m sorry, I just look at the rosters, I think the Packers are the better football team. If I’m going to predict a quarterback in a situation like this, I think you have to take [Aaron] Rodgers over [Jay] Cutler.”

Arkush isn’t alone in his prediction, many across the league still don’t see the Bears as legitimate title contenders. But with the Packers favored by only  3.5-points, this game could go either way.

The Packers may have an edge offensively, and both defenses are evenly matched, the one advantage Arkush does give to the Bears is the special teams.

“The big edge that the Bears have in this game is special teams,” Arkush said. “And so if that comes into play, it could turn it. But you can’t predict that kind of thing.

“You look at the way these playoffs have gone, I have this game 31-20 Packers.”

Visit Milwaukee’s Newsradio 620 WTMJ’s Bears-Packers pages for more info on the enemy, Packers’ insider Bill Michaels’ blog and to talk trash to Cheese Heads. Go Bears!

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  • Jim Dion

    What a shock! Hub is going aginst the Bears! Wake me when that ever changes…..ho hum

  • Lin

    So much for Hub Arkush being the Bears’ commentator!
    I thought he was supposed to support them!

    • Spoon

      That doesn’t mean being an idiot cheerleader. Hub is the editor of a national football publication. It is literally his job to be objective.

  • bearup

    Hub, I use to respect you but i know you had your difference with the bears front office. get off your grudge and bring some positive to the victory bears will win, and you will retire

  • JB

    As I’ve said to others: The week leading up to the NFC Championship Game would be amusing, if for no other reason that we would get to listen to the same people who told us there was no way the Jets would even compete with the Patriots last week tell us this week that there is no way the Bears can beat the Packers.

    Thank you for not disappointing me, Hub. You may be right, but I knew what you would say before you said it.

  • Jean Kenny

    I predicted the Packers would win 21-20 on CBS TV on January 19, 2011–final score Packers 21 and Bears 14. The Bears lost the game during the first half…
    Prolific Packers Prevail in Texas 24-21 and Mike McCarthy wins Coach of the Year award.

  • Jean Kenny

    Way to go Hubster!

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