The Chicago Bears and New England Patriots will meet for a key NFL battle during week seven of the regular season. Both the Bears and Patriots lead their respective divisions at this time, and both teams look like real playoff contenders. These two teams haven’t met since the 2014 season, in a game that was won by the New England Patriots, 51-23.
The Chicago Bears come into this game with a 3-2 record, and are in first place in the NFC North division. Chicago had won three straight games before dropping a heartbreaker to the Miami Dolphins last week. New England has won three straight games and bring a 4-2 record into this game. The Patriots are in their familiar place at the top of the AFC East division. The Patriots are a 3.0 point road favorite over the Bears in this game.
Bears Defense Carrying Team
The Chicago Bears defense has been carrying them all season, but they let the team down last weekend in Miami. The Bears failed to record any sacks in the week six loss, and Khalil Mack is listed as questionable for this game. Chicago has allowed just 19.2 points per game this season, which is the fourth-best mark in the NFL. The Bears defense will need to get pressure on Tom Brady in this game.
Chicago Bears quarterback Mitchell Trubisky has been impressive in the last two games after getting off to a slow start this season. Trubisky has thrown eleven touchdown passes this season and is completing over 70 percent of his passes. Running back Tarik Cohen is averaging 5.3 yards per carry this season, but has also hauled in 21 receptions.
Patriots Offense On a Roll
The New England Patriots are averaging 29.3 points per game this season, which is the fourth highest total in the NFL. Patriots quarterback Tom Brady has thrown 13 touchdown passes this season, but has also thrown six interceptions. Running back Sony Michel has emerged as the top rusher for New England, averaging 4.4 yards per carry and scoring four touchdowns this season.
New England is still trying to find more consistency on defense, and they are in for a tough test in this game. Bears offensive coordinator Matt Nagy has had success against the Patriots in the past, and will challenge the defense again. The Patriots have given up an average of 24.7 points per game this season, which is in the bottom third of the NFL.
New England Blows Out Bears
The New England Patriots look like the team to beat in the AFC again this season, while the Chicago Bears are trying to make it back to the playoffs. This game could be a high scoring affair as both teams have terrific offenses.
The Chicago Bears have been relying on their defense all season, but they will let them down for a second straight week in this game. Tom Brady is too good, and he will get the ball to his playmakers all game. Bet the New England Patriots -3.0 over the Chicago Bears in this game.