FILE - In this Oct. 9, 2016 file photo, Green Bay Packers head coach Mike McCarthy watches an NFL football game against the New York Giants in Green Bay, Wis. The NFL's oldest rivalry will be renewed on Thursday, Oct. 20, 2016, when the Chicago Bears visit the Packers. It's the 193rd meeting between the NFC North rivals. (AP Photo/Morry Gash, File)
Pro Picks is going golfing. More specifically, we're taking a mulligan.
After asking our sidekick to sub in for last week and seeing him destroy whatever credibility we still had, we're dismissing the 5-9-1 mark against the spread and, ugh, a 4-11 total straight up. Yep, 4-11 without the spread.
OK, we'll still include the Week 6 debacle in the overall numbers. But we won't forget who was responsible for them.
Speaking of ugliness, what the Packers and Bears have presented this season has been difficult to watch. Green Bay (No. 11 in AP Pro32) can't make its offense click, and Chicago has mastered losing games it is in position to win.
''I don't think you win your share of games in this league with 16 points, and we just have to get more points, plain and simple,'' Fox says.
The biggest concern in Green Bay is where did the real Aaron Rodgers go? Of course, A-Rod will repeat his mantra of ''Relax,'' and he's probably right.
''I just think it's accuracy,'' he says. ''I've missed a couple that I'm used to hitting. And you hit those and you take away the throwaways, being able to hit some things on some of those plays instead of extending and throwing the ball away and we're right where we need to be.''
The Packers are favored by 9 1-2 over the Bears (No. 30, AP Pro32). On a short week, getting their offensive woes fixed is a tall task for the Packers. They'll still win, but ...