Monday, September 19, 2016
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The Philadelphia Eagles take on the Chicago Bears on Monday, September 19, 2016 at Soldier Field. The opening line for this game has Chicago as 1.5 point favorites and the over/under was set at 43. The Eagles are 1-0-0 against the spread and their over/under record is 0-1-0. The Bears have an over/under record of 0-1-0 and they are 0-1-0 against the spread.
Carson Wentz finished with 278 yards through the air for Philadelphia last week. He completed 22 passes out of 37 attempts for a 59% completion percentage. The Eagles were led in rushing by Ryan Mathews, who finished with 77 yards on 22 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 4 yards per carry. Jordan Matthews was the team leader in receiving with a total of 114 yards and 7 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 16 yards per reception. As a team in that game Philadelphia got a total of 23 first downs. Of those first downs, 7 came on the ground while 14 came through the air. They ran 73 total plays for 403 yards for the game. The Eagles ran for 133 yards on 34 attempts.
Jay Cutler finished with 216 yards through the air for Chicago last week. He completed 16 passes out of 29 attempts for a 55% completion percentage. The Bears were led in rushing by Jeremy Langford, who finished with 57 yards on 17 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 3 yards per carry. Alshon Jeffery was the team leader in receiving with a total of 105 yards and 4 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 26 yards per reception. Chicago got a total of 14 first downs in that game. 3 came from running the ball and 10 came from a pass. They ran 54 total plays for 258 yards for the game. The Bears ran for 73 yards on 20 attempts.
Philadelphia scores 29 points per game on offense this season, which ranks 8th in the NFL. In the passing department, they average 22 passes on 37 attempts for a 59% completion percentage this season. They throw for a total of 270 yards per game through the air as well, which ranks them 12th in the league. The Eagles run for an average of 133 yards per game on 34 attempts for an average of 3.9 yards per carry. That ranks them 8th in the league. They also run 73 plays per contest and average 5.5 yards per play for an average of 403 yards per game, ranking their offense 7th overall this season. The Eagles average 23 first downs per game which ranks them 10th in the NFL. They accumulate 46 penalty yards per game via 7 penalties, which ranks 11th in the league.
Philadelphia allows 168 passing yards per game, ranking 5th, and they allow 10 points per contest on defense, which ranks 3rd. They give up 12 completions on 26 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 46%. The Eagles allow 120 rushing yards per game on 21 carries for an average of 5.7 yards per carry, which ranks their rush defense 23rd in the NFL. Philadelphia allows 288 total yards per game including 5.8 yards per play, which ranks their overall defense 5th in terms of yards per game. They get flagged for 4 penalties for 15 yards per game, ranking them 4th among NFL teams.
Chicago averages 14 points per game this season on offense, which ranks them 26th in the league. In the passing department, they complete 16 passes per game on 29 attempts for a 55% completion percentage. They throw for 185 yards through the air per game, ranking them 25th. The Bears run for an average of 73 yards per game on 20 attempts for an average of 3.7 yards per carry this season, which ranks them 23rd on the ground. They also run 54 plays per game and average 4.8 yards per play for a total of 258 yards per game, ranking them 29th in the league on offense. The Bears get an average of 14 first downs per game, which ranks 28th. They average 30 penalty yards per game via 4 penalties, ranking them 27th in the NFL.
Chicago allows an average of 215 passing yards yards per game, which ranks 12th in the league. Their defense overall allows 23 points per contest, which has them ranked 18th. They give up 22 completions on 35 attempts for a completion percentage of 63% per game. The Bears allow 131 rushing yards per contest on 35 carries for a 3.7 average per rush, ranking their overall rush defense 24th in the NFL. Chicago allows 346 total yards per game for an average of 4.8 yards per play, which ranks 17th in the league. They force 6 penalties for 69 yards in each contest, ranking 17th.
Philadelphia Betting Trends
Philadelphia is 0-1-0 against the over/under this season
Philadelphia has an ATS record of 1-0-0 this season
Chicago Betting Trends
Chicago is 0-1-0 against the over/under this season
Chicago has an ATS record of 0-1-0 this season
Injuries to Watch
09/12/16 CB Leodis McKelvin Hamstring doubtful Monday vs. Chicago
09/12/16 TE Zach Ertz Ribs expected to miss Monday vs. Chicago
09/11/16 WR Bryce Treggs Knee "?" Monday vs. Chicago
09/11/16 TE Trey Burton Calf "?" Monday vs. Chicago
09/02/16 DE Alex McCalister Calf IR
09/02/16 LB Joe Walker Knee IR
09/11/16 DB Deon Bush Head "?" Monday vs. Philadelphia
09/11/16 DB Kyle Fuller Knee "?" Monday vs. Philadelphia
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
Josh's Pick: Take Philadelphia
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