Oct 24, 2022, 11:17 am ET in NFL
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Expert Top Pick of the Day: Chicago Bears vs. New England Patriots

Top Pick of the Day

The Bears travel to Foxboro to take on the Patriots for Monday Night Football. The Bears lost to the Washington Commanders 12-7 in the last game, which was over ten days ago on Thursday night.

Their offense has struggled this season and is coming off a disappointing performance where they had a chance to win in the closing moments only to be stopped at the goal line.

The Patriots are looking for their third straight win, with QB Bailey Zappe leading the offense. New England has played solid defense during that stretch while also protecting the football. The defense also forced four turnovers during their 38-15 win over the Cleveland Browns on the road.

                       

Chicago Bears vs. New England Patriots Schedule

 

  • Date: Monday, October 24, 2022
  • Time: 8:15 PM EDT
  • Location: Gillette Stadium, Foxboro, MA

 

Bears Hope To Turn Things Around

Chicago is hoping to improve on its 2-4 record but must do something to jump-start its offense in tonight’s contest. Their young group of receivers and struggling line are part of the 31st-ranked scoring offense in the league this season. However, the defense has performed much better, ranking 11th overall, but is 29th in the NFL against the run.  

QB Justin Fields continues to underperform behind center this season, with 869 yards passing and four touchdowns. He also has five interceptions and is 31st in the league with a 33.5 QBR.

Khalil Herbert has rushed for 402 yards and three touchdowns and is averaging 6.4 yards per carry, which is second in the league, and Darnell Moody is Chicago’s leading receiver, with 17 catches for 241 yards.

 

Pats Hope To Extend Winning Streak

Zappe was impressive in the Patriots’ win against the Browns, completing 24 of 34 passes for 309 yards and two touchdowns. They had no problem moving the ball all night, finishing with 20 first downs and 399 total yards on offense. The defense also held the number-one rushing team in the league to just 70 yards on the ground and seems to be peaking at just the right time.

Starting QB Mac Jones is listed as questionable for tonight’s game. He hasn’t performed well in his three starts, with 786 yards, two touchdowns, and five interceptions.

Rhamondre Stevenson is the Pats’ leading rusher with 448 yards and three touchdowns, and Jakobi Meyers has 24 receptions for 321 yards and a touchdown to lead all receivers.

 

Chicago Bears vs. New England Patriots Odds Comparison

The Bears are 3-6 in their last nine games against the Patriots and are 1-5 in their previous six road games.

The total has gone over for New England in seven of their last ten games, and they are 5-1 against the spread in their previous six games against the NFC.

                                   

  • DraftKings has New England at -360, on a spread of -8.5, and the total is 40.  
  • FanDuel has New England at -405, on a spread of -8.5, and the total is 40.5.
  • Caesars has New England at -385, on a spread of -8.5, and the total is 40.

 

Godds Pick or Prediction of the Game

Patriots coach Bill Belichick can pass the legendary George Halas to move into second place on the all-time wins list with a victory tonight. The Bears’ offense hasn’t improved at all this season, with Fields holding onto the ball too long and taking a lot of hits in the last few weeks.

Tonight he’ll have to deal with a Patriots defense that had four sacks and nine QB hits against the Browns in their last game.

     

Godds Pick/Prediction: New England wins, and the total goes over.