Sunday, September 25, 2016
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The Chicago Bears take on the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday, September 25, 2016 at AT&T Stadium. The opening line for this game has Dallas as 4 point favorites and the over/under was set at 45.5. The Bears are 0-2-0 against the spread and their over/under record is 1-1-0. The Cowboys have an over/under record of 1-1-0 and they are 1-1-0 against the spread.
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Jay Cutler finished with 157 yards through the air for Chicago last week. He completed 12 passes out of 17 attempts for a 71% completion percentage. The Bears were led in rushing by Jeremy Langford, who finished with 28 yards on 11 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 2.5 yards per carry. Alshon Jeffery was the team leader in receiving with a total of 96 yards and 5 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 19 yards per reception. As a team in that game Chicago got a total of 16 first downs. Of those first downs, 6 came on the ground while 9 came through the air. They ran 50 total plays for 284 yards for the game. The Bears ran for 64 yards on 18 attempts.
Dak Prescott finished with 292 yards passing for Dallas last week. He went 22 for 30, resulting in a 73% completion percentage. The Cowboys were led on the ground by Ezekiel Elliott, who finished with 83 yards on 21 carries. He ended the game with an average of 4 yards per rush. Dez Bryant led the team in receiving with 102 yards and 7 catches. He finished the game with an average of 15 yards per reception. Dallas had 24 first downs total. 8 came from running the ball and 13 came from a pass. They ran 64 total plays for 380 yards for the contest. The Cowboys ran for 102 yards on 30 carries as a team.
Chicago scores 14 points per game on offense this season, which ranks 30th in the NFL. In the passing department, they average 19 passes on 29 attempts for a 66% completion percentage this season. They throw for a total of 203 yards per game through the air as well, which ranks them 29th in the league. The Bears run for an average of 69 yards per game on 19 attempts for an average of 3.6 yards per carry. That ranks them 26th in the league. They also run 52 plays per contest and average 5.2 yards per play for an average of 271 yards per game, ranking their offense 31st overall this season. The Bears average 15 first downs per game which ranks them 30th in the NFL. They accumulate 45 penalty yards per game via 5.5 penalties, which ranks 24th in the league.
Chicago allows 198 passing yards per game, ranking 6th, and they allow 26 points per contest on defense, which ranks 24th. They give up 22 completions on 35 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 63%. The Bears allow 115 rushing yards per game on 34 carries for an average of 3.4 yards per carry, which ranks their rush defense 22nd in the NFL. Chicago allows 312 total yards per game including 4.5 yards per play, which ranks their overall defense 9th in terms of yards per game. They get flagged for 5.5 penalties for 51.5 yards per game, ranking them 12th among NFL teams.
Dallas averages 23 points per game this season on offense, which ranks them 15th in the league. In the passing department, they complete 24 passes per game on 38 attempts for a 63% completion percentage. They throw for 253 yards through the air per game, ranking them 17th. The Cowboys run for an average of 102 yards per game on 30 attempts for an average of 3.4 yards per carry this season, which ranks them 13th on the ground. They also run 70 plays per game and average 5.1 yards per play for a total of 354 yards per game, ranking them 16th in the league on offense. The Cowboys get an average of 24 first downs per game, which ranks 7th. They average 44.5 penalty yards per game via 6 penalties, ranking them 19th in the NFL.
Dallas allows an average of 277 passing yards yards per game, which ranks 18th in the league. Their defense overall allows 22 points per contest, which has them ranked 13th. They give up 24 completions on 37 attempts for a completion percentage of 65% per game. The Cowboys allow 98 rushing yards per contest on 21 carries for a 4.7 average per rush, ranking their overall rush defense 13th in the NFL. Dallas allows 374 total yards per game for an average of 6.3 yards per play, which ranks 18th in the league. They force 6 penalties for 45.5 yards in each contest, ranking 9th.
Chicago Betting Trends
Chicago is 1-1-0 against the over/under this season
Chicago has an ATS record of 0-2-0 this season
Dallas Betting Trends
Dallas is 1-1-0 against the over/under this season
Dallas has an ATS record of 1-1-0 this season
Injuries to Watch
09/20/16 QB Brian Hoyer None expected to start Sunday vs. Dallas
09/20/16 LB Lamarr Houston Knee expected to miss Sunday vs. Dallas
09/20/16 LB Danny Trevathan Thumb out indefinitely
09/20/16 QB Jay Cutler Thumb out indefinitely
09/19/16 DB Adrian Amos Concussion injured last game, "?" Sunday vs. Dallas
09/19/16 DB Bryce Callahan Concussion injured last game, "?" Sunday vs. Dallas
09/19/16 DB Deon Bush Head "?" Sunday vs. Dallas
09/19/16 DL Eddie Goldman Ankle injured last game, "?" Sunday vs. Dallas
09/19/16 DB Kyle Fuller Knee "?" Sunday vs. Dallas
09/02/16 DB Brandon Boykin Pectoral IR
09/02/16 OL Hroniss Grasu Knee IR
09/01/16 QB Connor Shaw Ankle IR
08/31/16 LB Pernell McPhee Knee PUP
08/31/16 LB Roy Robertson-Harris Illness PUP
09/20/16 DE Randy Gregory Suspension expected to miss first 14 games
09/20/16 G Ronald Leary Groin "?" Sunday vs. Chicago
09/18/16 DE Charles Tapper Back "?" Sunday vs. Chicago
09/18/16 LB Mark Nzeocha Achilles "?" Sunday vs. Chicago
09/09/16 RB Darren McFadden Elbow PUP
09/07/16 LB Rolando McClain Suspension expected to miss first 11 games
08/31/16 TE James Hanna Knee PUP
08/31/16 LB Jaylon Smith Knee PUP
08/27/16 QB Tony Romo Back out indefinitely
08/11/16 DE Demarcus Lawrence Suspension expected to miss first 4 games
08/02/16 Backup QB Kellen Moore Fibula IR
Josh's Pick: Take Dallas
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