The Cincinnati Bengals make the short trip to Soldier Field to kick off against the Chicago Bears on Sunday afternoon. The Bengals (1-0) took care of business last week against the Vikings 27-24 in an overtime thriller. The Bears were crushed on Sunday Night Football 34-14 as heavy underdogs against the Rams. Chicago opens up as a -2.5 point home favorite.
The Chicago Bears (0-1) will host the Cincinnati Bengals (1-0) on Sunday, where Chicago will be looking to rebound following a rough Week 1 loss to the Los Angeles Rams. The good news is things get a little easier for the Bears against the Bengals, but this is still a good Cincinnati team.
How to Watch:
Kickoff: Sunday, Sept. 19 at 1 p.m. ET
Spread: Bears -3
When it comes to determining who wins football games, there are a number of factors that contribute to a victory. Solid quarterback play, winning the line of scrimmage, protecting the football and taking it away, controlling important situations and overcoming or taking advantage of an injury situation. Moreover, This could be an Andy Dalton “revenge game”, but the Bears looked out of sync offensively throwing the ball against the Rams. Cincinnati doesn’t have an amazing defense, but the Bengals were able to get pressure against Kirk Cousins in key situations. They’ll be able to push the Bears at the point of attack enough to rattle Dalton. The calls for Justin Fields to take over at quarterback could get louder after this game.