Chicago Bears vs Washington Redskins

9/23/2019

Week 3 in the NFL will conclude Monday night when the 0-2 Washington Redskins host the 1-1 Chicago Bears. The Bears are a 4 point road favorite, and the over/under is 40.5 points. Chicago is -200 with the money line while Washington is +175. The Bears are playing really well on one side of the ball, and really awful on the other. Their defense is giving up just 12 points per game, but the offense is only scoring 9.5 ppg, and their only touchdown came from a one yard Montgomery rushing TD in week 2. Surprisingly, their kicking game has been one of the few bright spots of their season so far. Chicago has a 57% chance of winning this game. Chicago's offense may come alive any time now, and facing a Washington D that hasn't stopped much through 2 weeks might just be what the Bears need to get that offense in gear.

The Bears' defense is 4th in the league, and 6th against the run, so they probably won't have a tough time limiting Washington's offense. The Redskins are scoring 24 points per game, but I would be surprised if they come out of this one with more than 20. They only have 75 total yards rushing through two games, 25 of them by Peterson, and with the Bears so strong against the run, I look for Washington to throw the ball a lot, especially since they likely will be playing from behind. Now Case Keenum does have 601 yards throwing with 5 TD's and 0 interceptions, but again against a tough Bears D, those numbers likely will dip a bit after Monday's game. I think the Bears offense will get going Monday night on the road. I see the final score being something like Bears 27- Redskins 17 which will put the game just above the over, with the Bears covering the 4 point spread pretty easily.