Chicago Bears at New England Patriots Free NFL Picks & Week 8 Odds
by Tony Sink - 10/22/2014
Sunday, October 26, 2014 at 1:00 PM on FOX
Gillette Stadium in Foxborough
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On Sunday afternoon, the Chicago Bears (3-4) will visit the New England Patriots (5-2), who have won their last three games. The Bears are currently third in the NFC North and the Patriots are first in the AFC East.
Last Sunday, the Bears didn't score a point in the first half in their game against the Miami Dolphins and ended up losing 27-14 at home. They had just 224 total yards in that loss and they turned the ball over three times.
The Bears are currently 24th in the NFL in rushing with just 95.3 rushing yards per game. Quarterback Jay Cutler has a 94.4 passer rating by throwing for 1,866 yards with 14 touchdowns and seven interceptions. Running back Matt Forte has 448 rushing yard with three touchdowns, and he has caught 52 passes for 436 yards and two more scores.
The Patriots had a hard time picking up their fifth win of the season last Thursday, but they did enough to beat the New York Jets 27-25 at home. They won despite on rushing for 65 yards in the game.
Through seven games, the Patriots have averaged 26.7 points per game while giving up 22 points per game to their opponents. Quarterback Tom Brady has completed 61.4 percent of his passes this season for 1,705 yards with 13 touchdowns and just two interceptions. Tight end Rob Gronkowski has caught 31 passes for 409 yards and four scores.
Chicago Bears Betting Trends
Chicago Bears are 3-4-0 Against the Spread
Chicago Bears are 4-3-0 against the Over/Under
New England Patriots Betting Trends
New England Patriots are 3-4-0 Against the Spread
New England Patriots are 5-2-0 against the Over/Under
Injuries to Watch
10/20/14 DB Ahmad Dixon Hamstring "?" Sunday vs. New England
10/20/14 S Chris Conte Shoulder "?" Sunday vs. New England
10/20/14 LB Jon Bostic Back "?" Sunday vs. New England
10/20/14 CB Kyle Fuller Hip "?" Sunday vs. New England
10/20/14 LB Lance Briggs Ribs "?" Sunday vs. New England
09/23/14 WR Marquess Wilson Collarbone IR
09/15/14 CB Charles Tillman Tricep IR
09/04/14 TE Zach Miller Foot IR
New England Patriots
10/20/14 C Bryan Stork Head "?" Sunday vs. Chicago
10/20/14 OL Cameron Fleming Finger "?" Sunday vs. Chicago
10/20/14 G Dan Connolly Head "?" Sunday vs. Chicago
10/20/14 DB Nate Ebner Finger "?" Sunday vs. Chicago
10/14/14 LB Jerod Mayo Knee IR
10/14/14 RB Stevan Ridley Knee IR
09/27/14 DT Sealver Siliga Foot IR - designated return
09/23/14 LB Cameron Gordon Undisclosed IR
09/23/14 LB James Morris Undisclosed IR
09/04/14 WR Greg Orton Achilles IR
09/04/14 RB Tyler Gaffney Knee IR
Tony's Pick: Take Chicago
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