Chicago Bears at Dallas Cowboys - 9/25/16 NFL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Chicago Bears (0-2) at Dallas Cowboys (1-1)
NFL Football: Sunday, September 25, 2016 at 8:30 pm (AT&T Stadium)
The Line: Dallas Cowboys -7.5 -- Over/Under: 44.5 See the Latest Odds
The Chicago Bears head to AT&T Stadium to take on the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday Night Football in week 3 NFL action.
The Chicago Bears fell to 0-2 after dropping a 29-14 decision to the visiting Philadelphia Eagles on Monday Night Football. Jay Cutler completed 12 of 17 passes for 157 yards and an interception before suffering a sprained thumb that will keep him sidelined for 2-3 weeks. Brian Hoyer fared pretty well in Cutler’s absence, completing 9 of 12 passes the rest of the way for 78 yards. Jeremy Langford led an abysmal ground attack from the Bears, with 28 yards rushing and a touchdown on 11 carries. Alshon Jeffery led the Chicago receiving crew with 5 catches for 96 yards. The Bears defense was able to hold the Eagles offense to a mere 280 yards of total offense, however Chicago’s inability to move the ball kept giving the Eagles prime field position on multiple occasions. The bright spots for the Bears came in the form of 2 sacks, one registered by Sam Acho, the other logged by Willie Young.
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The Dallas Cowboys upended the Washington Redskins at FedEx Field to improve their record to 1-1 on the year. Dak Prescott threw for 292 yards on 22 of 30 passing, while Ezekiel Elliott had a coming out party of sorts, logging 83 yards and a touchdown on the ground on 21 carries, however that touchdown was negated by two fumbles for the Ohio State product. Dez Bryany looked like the Dez Bryant of old, hauling in 7 passes for 102 yards, while Cole Beasley was trying to do his part as well, with 5 catches for 75 yards. Dallas allowed over 400 yards of total offense in the victory, which is something they’re going to want to keep an eye on going forward, but with contributions such as sacks from Jack Crawford and Tyrone Crawford, and a Barry Church interception, it shouldn’t be too difficult for America’s team.
Chicago is 17-35 ATS in their last 52 vs. the NFC and 1-6 ATS in their last 7 overall while the over is 5-2 in their last 7 overall. Dallas is 16-34-1 ATS in their last 51 home games and 3-9 ATS in their last 12 vs. the NFC while the under is 5-2 in their last 7 overall. The road team is 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings between these two teams.
Chicago was having a rough enough time with Cutler under center, now they have to deal with a Dallas defense that gets after it, which probably won’t bode well for the Bears. I’m feeling more and more comfortable with Prescott as of late, so while the spread looks about right, I’ll side with Dallas.
Lay the points with the Cowboys.