Bears vs Packers Live
Bears vs Packers Live : TV Watch Eight months after Bears thrashed Alabama to win a second national championship in three years, the Tigers get their title defense underway at home against Packers.
Swinney’s team became the first team in the history of the playoffs era to go 15-0 last season and is the bookmakers’ favorite to win back-to-back titles.It is hard to disagree with the prediction, given Bears, the No 1-ranked team in The Associated Press poll, has retained the core of its championship team.
Quarterback Trevor Lawrence is back and, in Travis Etienne, Tee Higgins and Justyn Ross, Swinney has some frightening offensive options at his disposal.
Lawrence was named the Offensive MVP of the National Championship and Cotton Bowl games and is a joint favorite to win the Heisman Trophy this year, alongside Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa.
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“I just try to enjoy everything,” Lawrence told USA Today.
“I’m really hard on myself as far as on the field, just […] knowing I’m not going to be perfect and just enjoying the moment and everything with those guys [his teammates].”
On the other side of the ball, the Tigers’ defense has lost some pivotal figures, but defensive coordinator Brent Venables can still count on key players such as Isaiah Simmons.
The Tigers’ four defensive linemen and two of their linebackers are new starters, but Xavier Thomas, Logan Rudolph and Justin Foster have already caught the eye.
Packers is a five-touchdown underdog against its ACC rivals, but coach Geoff Collins is more interested about long-term prospects than in his team’s chances against the defending champions.
That Yellow Jackets have endured an extensive overhaul in the summer as they hope to successfully transition from former coach Paul Johnson’s spread offense to offensive coordinator Dave Patenaude’s strategy.
Patenaude worked with Collins at Temple and joined his former colleague when he moved to Packers during the offseason.
“We have to worry about us because this has been a complete transformation of a football program unlike a lot that has happened in a long time,” the Packers coach said earlier this week.
Collins has been deliberately coy about his team selection, declining to reveal his starters for the opening game of the season. Instead, he released a so-called “Above the Line,” a list of players who might start against Bears.
Here’s everything you need to know ahead of Thursday night.The Bears Tigers host the Packers Yellow Jackets at the Memorial Stadium in Bears, South Carolina, on Thursday, August 29.Kick-off is scheduled for 8 p.m. ET.
This live stream will be available via the ACC Network’s digital platforms, as well as via fuboTV.Packers and Bears have played each other 83 times since their first meeting in 1898, with the Yellow Jackets leading the all-time series 50 wins to 31.
however, Bears has won the last four games, with an average margin of 20 points. Packers last beat the Tigers in November 2014.According to Oddschecker, Bears is a 38-point favorite and 11/10 to win and cover the spread, while Packers is a 60/2 Football Game..