Chicago Bears vs. Denver Broncos - 11/22/15 NFL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Denver Broncos (7-2) at Chicago Bears (4-5)
NFL Football: Sunday, November 22, 2015 at 1:00 pm (Soldier Field)
The Line: Chicago Bears +1 -- Over/Under: 43 See the Latest Odds
The Denver Broncos and Chicago Bears square off Sunday afternoon at Soldier Field.
The Denver Broncos have not lost three straight games since the 2011 season. Brock Osweiler is completing 58.3 percent of his passes for 146 yards, one touchdown and one interception. Peyton Manning is out with a foot injury. Demaryius Thomas and Emmanuel Sanders have combined for 1,455 receiving yards and five touchdowns while Owen Daniels has 24 receptions. The Denver Broncos ground game is averaging 86 yards per contest, and Ronnie Hillman leads the way with 426 yards and five touchdowns. Defensively, Denver is allowing 18.7 points and 277.3 yards per game. Brandon Marshall leads the Broncos with 71 tackles, Von Miller has five sacks and David Bruton Jr. has six pass deflections. Emmanuel Sanders, Demarcus Ware and Aqib Talib are questionable.
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The Chicago Bears look for a strong victory to get them back to a .500 record. Jay Cutler is completing 64.2 percent of his passes for 2,045 yards, 13 touchdowns and five interceptions. Cutler has five touchdown passes in his last two games. Alshon Jeffery and Martellus Bennett have combined for 914 receiving yards and five touchdowns while Marquess Wilson has 20 receptions. The Chicago Bears ground game is averaging 114.6 yards per contest, and Matt Forte leads the way with 548 yards and two touchdowns. Defensively, Chicago is allowing 26 points and 335.6 yards per game. Christian Jones leads the Bears with 52 tackles, Lamarr Houston has four sacks and Tracy Porter has six pass deflections. Eddie Royal, Matt Forte and Pernell McPhee are questionable.
The Chicago Bears have been playing really good football lately, which includes a road win over the Rams last week as a touchdown underdog. I just can't pick against a home team that's playing well and going up against a backup quarterback.
I'll gladly take the free point here as well.