|Written by Michael|
Bet on the NFL The Chicago Bears, at 4 and 3, are coming off their bye week in Week 8 and hit the road to challenge the yet-to-win-a-game Buffalo Bills, who are 0 and 7. The Bears still have one of the best defenses in the NFL, but their offense is so-so with Jay Cutler running the show, and running for his life on every play due to a weak line.
The Bills are viewing their recent overtime loss to the Chiefs, at 13-10, as an improvement. This was just a week after a 37-34 loss in overtime against the Ravens, which makes Buffalo the 12th NFL team to lose in overtime on consecutive weekends. Football betting tip: the Bills defense has surrendered 30 or more points in 5 straight games, and they were playing a Chiefs team that averaged 31.3 points at home so far this year. The Bills defense was led by Paul Posloszny, who came up with a whopping 18 tackles for the game—11 of them being the solo variety. Donte Whitner chipped in with 11 tackles (seven solo) and Kyle Williams also had a strong game with nine tackles (six solo) and two big sacks. Williams is playing at a Pro Bowl level right now.
Jay Cutler is a solid QB for the Bears, but they need to deal with their offensive line issues.
This weekend they will look to take advantage of the Bills weak run defense by running the ball with Matt Forte first and then go to the air. Unless Mike Martz, who runs the offense messes it all up, which may mean downfall for the Bears. They started off the season right with a 4-1 record to start, but then it all fell apart with back-to-back losses. But they have a defense that ranks among the best in the league in takeaways at 17, and third down defense at 29.6 percent.
Sportsbook lists the Bears are the 1.5 point favorites vs. the Bills.