Bears are big underdogs for Thanksgiving game against Packers

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Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler, left, and Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers talk following their NFL football game, Sunday, Sept. 13, 2015, in Chicago. The Packers won 31-23. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

The trend continues.

For the 12th-consecutive week, the Bears have opened as an underdog. Most betting sites list Chicago as an 8.5- or 9-point underdog for its Thanksgiving night game at Green Bay.

Along with the 49ers, the Bears are just one of two NFL teams to be an underdog in every game this season. They closed as two-point underdogs for Sunday’s 17-15 loss to the Broncos.

The Thanksgiving game will mark the fifth time this season the Packers have been favored by more than a touchdown. Green Bay covered the spread in double-digit wins over San Francisco and St. Louis, but didn’t cover as 10.5-point favorites over San Diego and Detroit.

The Lions beat the Packers 18-16 in Green Bay in Week 10.

The Packers’ 17-point win over Minnesota on Sunday marked the first time Green Bay covered the spread in its past five games.

The Bears, meanwhile, have covered or pushed in six of their past seven.

This marks the second-consecutive season the Bears will play a Thanksgiving game. Chicago lost 34-17 against the Lions in 2014, and is 16-15-2 all time on Turkey Day with its most recent win coming in 1993.

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