Sunday, October 16, 2016
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The Jacksonville Jaguars take on the Chicago Bears on Sunday, October 16, 2016 at Soldier Field. The opening line for this game has Chicago as 1.5 point favorites and the over/under was set at 47. The Jaguars are 2-2-0 against the spread and their over/under record is 3-1-0. The Bears have an over/under record of 3-2-0 and they are 1-4-0 against the spread.
Blake Bortles finished with 207 yards through the air for Jacksonville last week. He completed 19 passes out of 33 attempts for a 58% completion percentage. The Jaguars were led in rushing by T.J. Yeldon, who finished with 71 yards on 14 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 5 yards per carry. Allen Robinson was the team leader in receiving with a total of 55 yards and 5 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 11 yards per reception. As a team in that game Jacksonville got a total of 23 first downs. Of those first downs, 7 came on the ground while 11 came through the air. They ran 65 total plays for 331 yards for the game. The Jaguars ran for 136 yards on 29 attempts.
Brian Hoyer finished with 397 yards passing for Chicago last week. He went 33 for 43, resulting in a 77% completion percentage. The Bears were led on the ground by Jordan Howard, who finished with 118 yards on 16 carries. He ended the game with an average of 7 yards per rush. Cameron Meredith led the team in receiving with 130 yards and 9 catches. He finished the game with an average of 14 yards per reception. Chicago had 25 first downs total. 7 came from running the ball and 17 came from a pass. They ran 62 total plays for 522 yards for the contest. The Bears ran for 125 yards on 19 carries as a team.
Jacksonville scores 21 points per game on offense this season, which ranks 19th in the NFL. In the passing department, they average 25 passes on 40 attempts for a 63% completion percentage this season. They throw for a total of 246 yards per game through the air as well, which ranks them 20th in the league. The Jaguars run for an average of 75 yards per game on 22 attempts for an average of 3.4 yards per carry. That ranks them 30th in the league. They also run 65 plays per contest and average 4.9 yards per play for an average of 321 yards per game, ranking their offense 26th overall this season. The Jaguars average 19 first downs per game which ranks them 26th in the NFL. They accumulate 98 penalty yards per game via 10.2 penalties, which ranks 1st in the league.
Jacksonville allows 199 passing yards per game, ranking 7th, and they allow 28 points per contest on defense, which ranks 25th. They give up 23 completions on 35 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 66%. The Jaguars allow 106 rushing yards per game on 27 carries for an average of 3.9 yards per carry, which ranks their rush defense 17th in the NFL. Jacksonville allows 305 total yards per game including 4.7 yards per play, which ranks their overall defense 7th in terms of yards per game. They get flagged for 5.8 penalties for 45.8 yards per game, ranking them 9th among NFL teams.
Chicago averages 17 points per game this season on offense, which ranks them 30th in the league. In the passing department, they complete 26 passes per game on 37 attempts for a 70% completion percentage. They throw for 282 yards through the air per game, ranking them 6th. The Bears run for an average of 91 yards per game on 20 attempts for an average of 4.6 yards per carry this season, which ranks them 21st on the ground. They also run 59 plays per game and average 6.3 yards per play for a total of 372 yards per game, ranking them 9th in the league on offense. The Bears get an average of 20 first downs per game, which ranks 25th. They average 54 penalty yards per game via 7 penalties, ranking them 14th in the NFL.
Chicago allows an average of 228 passing yards per game, which ranks 12th in the league. Their defense overall allows 25 points per contest, which has them ranked 21st. They give up 23 completions on 34 attempts for a completion percentage of 68% per game. The Bears allow 118 rushing yards per contest on 29 carries for a 4.1 average per rush, ranking their overall rush defense 24th in the NFL. Chicago allows 346 total yards per game for an average of 5.3 yards per play, which ranks 14th in the league. They force 6.8 penalties for 58.4 yards in each contest, ranking 18th.
Jacksonville Betting Trends
Jacksonville is 3-1-0 against the over/under this season
Jacksonville has an ATS record of 2-2-0 this season
Chicago Betting Trends
Chicago is 3-2-0 against the over/under this season
Chicago has an ATS record of 1-4-0 this season
Injuries to Watch
10/09/16 CB Aaron Colvin Suspension Served probable Sunday vs. Chicago
10/09/16 TE Ben Koyack Knee "?" Sunday vs. Chicago
10/09/16 LB Dan Skuta Hip "?" Sunday vs. Chicago
10/09/16 DL Jared Odrick Tricep probable Sunday vs. Chicago
10/09/16 TE Julius Thomas Elbow "?" Sunday vs. Chicago
10/09/16 TE Marcedes Lewis Hip probable Sunday vs. Chicago
10/09/16 S Tashaun Gipson Knee "?" Sunday vs. Chicago
10/05/16 T Luke Joeckel ACL IR
09/05/16 T Josh Wells Thumb IR
08/31/16 DE Jonathan Woodard Achilles PUP
08/31/16 C Luke Bowanko Hip PUP
10/11/16 DB Bryce Callahan Hamstring injured last game, "?" Sunday vs. Jacksonville
10/10/16 QB Brian Hoyer None expected to start Sunday vs. Jacksonville
10/09/16 DB Deiondre' Hall Ankle "?" Sunday vs. Jacksonville
10/09/16 LB Leonard Floyd Calf "?" Sunday vs. Jacksonville
10/09/16 DL Eddie Goldman Ankle "?" Sunday vs. Jacksonville
10/09/16 QB Jay Cutler Thumb "?" Sunday vs. Jacksonville
10/05/16 WR Kevin White Ankle IR
09/28/16 DB Kyle Fuller Knee IR
09/27/16 RB Jeremy Langford Ankle expected to miss 4-6 weeks
09/21/16 LB Lamarr Houston Knee IR
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
Guy's Pick: Take Chicago
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