Everybody loves a home underdog! Or at least that’s what the Bears are banking on this week.
Chicago (5-8) has been the talk of the league lately with the drama surrounding the Kromer/Cutler apology, but they insist that the only thing they’re concerned with at the moment is the New Orleans Saints.
As they should be, cuz this isn’t going to be easy for them.
At 5-8, the Saints are looking to pull ahead of the Falcons as the leader of the NFC South. They’ve given their fans lots of reasons not to trust them this season, but pulling off another Steelers-esque win like in Week 13 might restore some faith.
New Orleans are the favourite in this #NOvsCHI contest with the books setting them at -3 (-105).
Even with ample time to prepare, I’m sad to say I don’t like my Bears’ chances of pulling off a heart-warming underdog win at Soldier Field.
They’ve had an abysmal season and are currently on a losing streak that doesn’t seem like it’s going to end on Monday.
(The Lions devoured them in Week 13 and then the Cowboys did it again last week.)
The Saints just endured an embarrassing loss too, 41-10 at the hands of the Panthers. So you can bet they’ll have something to prove come Monday night.
But at least they still have an actual chance at winning the NFC South, even with their mediocre record (that should tell you just how much talent is in the division).
The Bears have an identical record and are dead last in the NFC North. *tear*
Chicago’s offense has only been able to average 21.62 PPG this season, so they’re going to have to take advantage of the holes in the Saints defensive line up and ignore their own injury riddled team to make any impact.
Another stat playing against the Bears is the fact that the Saints are 2-0 SU and ATS in their last 2 games against Chicago.
The total has gone OVER in 12 of Chicago’s last 17 games; 4 out of 6 of their last games with NO have gone OVER too.
Monday’s total is set for 54 with 71% of calling for, yup you guessed it, an OVER.
Experts are predicting this to be a rerun of the Saints vs Bears game last year at Soldier Field that ended in a 26-18 win for the Saints.
But maybe one of these teams will pull themselves out of their slump long enough to put on a show.
Take the OVER