The Bears may be out of the playoffs, but that doesn’t mean they can’t play spoiler to the Cowboys.
Both Chicago and Dallas suffered big losses last week on Thanksgiving, so this Thursday is going to be a chance for redemption- but somebody’s gotta lose again.
The Bears are standing with 7 loses (5-7) and no hope of seeing the playoffs this season. They’re going to have to control the line of scrimmage from both sides if they want a chance of taking down The Cowboys and regaining some pride.
I’m not ruling out any upsets yet though, especially with Romo having a history of giving up interceptions to the Bears.
Last year Chicago managed to keep the Dallas QB to just 104 yards when they owned them 45-28. But that was last year.
Typically I’d say playing at Soldier Field would be a bonus for The Bears, but their at home record is horrendous while The Cowboys remain undefeated on the road.
Dallas is favourited at -4, which comes as no surprise since The Bears have been such a letdown this year. 76% of bettors seem to be feeling the same way since they’ve taken Dallas to win.
The O/U is at 51.5, the kind of high total you’d expect from a #GBvsNE matchup, not a Bears vs Cowboys contest.
I hope they’re expecting The Cowboys to rack up those points, because you can bet Chicago’s offense is going to have trouble finding the end zone. (They’ve been one of the worst in the league this year, failing to score more than 28 points in any game yet.)
At 8-4, strong key players like DeMarco Murray and Travis Frederick are going to be pushing for Dallas dominance on the field. Being second in the league in rushing yards and fifth for rushing attempts, I don’t see this being an issue against the low-ranking Bears.
If we see yet another Chicago loss Thursday night, you’ll want to keep your eyes open for new coaches in 2015. (According to the rumour mill, that is.)
Take Dallas to cover