Chicago Bears (0-2) at Seattle Seahawks (0-2)
|Date & Time||Sunday September 27, 2015, 4:25 PM (EDT)|
The Line: Seattle Seahawks -14.5 -- Over/Under: 44
The Chicago Bears and Seattle Seahawks square off Sunday afternoon at CenturyLink Field.
The Chicago Bears are still looking for their first victory after a rough 0-2 start to the year. Jimmy Clausen is completing 60.9 percent of his passes for 121 yards, zero touchdowns and one interception. Jay Cutler is doubtful with a hamstring injury. Martellus Bennett and Alshon Jeffery have combined for 181 receiving yards and one touchdown while Marquess Wilson has three receptions. The Chicago Bears ground game is averaging 149 yards per contest, and Matt Forte leads the way with 202 yards and one touchdown. Defensively, Chicago is allowing 39.5 points and 311 yards per game. Shea McClellin leads the Bears with 17 tackles, Jared Allen has an interception and Alan Ball has a pass deflection. Alshon Jeffery, Tracy Porter and Jon Bostic are questionable.
The Seattle Seahawks are also looking for their first victory of the year after a shocking start. Russell Wilson is completing 71.8 percent of his passes for 457 yards, three touchdowns and two interceptions. Wilson has thrown a pick in four of his last five games. Doug Baldwin and Jermaine Kearse have combined for 203 receiving yards and one touchdown while Jimmy Graham has seven receptions. The Seattle Seahawks ground game is averaging 121.5 yards per contest, and Marshawn Lynch leads the way with 114 yards on 33 carries. Defensively, Seattle is allowing 30.5 points and 356.5 yards per game. Bobby Wagner leads the Seahawks with 19 tackles, Michael Bennett has two sacks and Earl Thomas has a forced fumble. Kam Chancellor, Mike Morgan and Will Tukuafu are questionable.
The Bears are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games in Week 3 and 10-25 ATS in their last 35 vs. NFC. The Seahawks are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games in Week 3 and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The Bears are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 meetings.
I think it's obvious Seattle gets on the board with its first win here, but are we really going to eat all that chalk? Not me. This is a game that I'd stay away from, but if forced to side, I'm picking another NFL team with two free touchdowns.