Welcome to the Gridiron Experts Ultimate Guide to Monday Night. Whether you are a fan of the teams doing battle, have fantasy football or gaming implications, or you’re simply looking for creative ways to increase your alcohol intake during the Monday Night Football telecast, we’ve got you covered. MNF this week hosts the oldest rivalry in the league, as the 4-3 Chicago Bears visit the 5-2 Green Bay Packers.
Chicago Bears at Green Bay Packers (-8.0)
Outside of Denver, the Bears and Packers are the two highest-scoring teams in the NFL, both averaging better than 30 points per game. All signs point to Green Bay having continued success on offense, but it will be interesting to see if Chicago can keep pace without Jay Cutler. The Packers have dominated this rivalry in recent years, winning six games in a row dating back to Week 17 of the 2010 season, and three of the last four contests have been decided by 10 point or more. Chicago should be able to put some points on the board, but they will not be able to keep pace with Aaron Rodgers and company. I’ll take the Packers minus the points this week.
Green Bay 34, Chicago 23
MNF Drinking Game
The matchup on the football field doesn’t have to be the only game in town on Monday night. Get a group together, grab your favorite beer and a bottle of liquor, and enjoy the Gridiron Experts MNF Drinking Game.
- Take one drink for every successful third down conversion
- Take one drink for every sack
- Take one shot for every defense or special teams touchdown
- Take one drink for every Brandon Marshall reception
- Take one shot for every reception by a Packers tight end
- Take one drink for every handoff to a running back not named Forte or Lacy
- Take one drink every time Jay Cutler is shown on the sideline
- Take one shot for every Lambeau Leap executed during the game
- Take one drink every time Jon Gruden references his days as a coach
Beer of the Week
The Beer of the Week represents a tasty offering from the city/region hosting the week’s Monday Night Football contest. Feel free to incorporate the Beer of the Week into the MNF Drinking Game.
Hinterland Luna Coffee Stout – Located less than 10 minutes from Lambeau Field, Hinterland is a small artisanal brewery that produces just six year-round selections, the darkest of which is the Luna Coffee Stout. This beer has a bold but not overwhelming aroma of coffee, with a hint of chocolate, and the taste builds on that flavor profile. Roasted coffee notes develop into a dark malt feel, but the Luna Coffee Stout is surprisingly light and easy to drink. Overall, a very nice offering from Title Town USA.
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