|Written by Michael|
Bet on the NFLThe New York Jets hit the road to Chicago to take on the Bears in one of the last weeks of the NFL regular season. Sportsbook records the Jets, who are currently 2nd in the AFC East, a 10-4-0 record going in to Sundays matchup. The Bears, who have been excellent this season, go into the Holiday weekend at the top of the NFC North with the same record, at 10-4-0. In recent Jets news. Their QB, Mark Sanchez had to undergo an MRI on Monday for his shoulder as it got a bit messed up in the 22-17 win over the Steelers in Week 16. Coach Rex Ryan tried to play down the MRI saying that it was a precautionary measure more than anything. He believes that Sanchez should be back on the field the day after Christmas. Sanchez was 19 of 29 for 170 yards with a touchdown rushing and no interceptions, snapping an eight-game streak of being picked off at least once. Ryan added that Sanchez might be limited at practice this week because he got beat up pretty good, along with several teammates in a physical game with the Steelers. He also revealed that he took some practice snaps away from Sanchez, last week to tick him off more than anything else. Sanchez had been struggling coming into the game against the Steelers, having thrown one touchdown and five interceptions in his last three games.
When betting on football note that the Bears are the minus 2.5 point home favorites this weekend.
The Bears have been winning all month long, except for a loss to the strongest team in the NFL, the New England Patriots, in week 14. Both teams are on their way to the playoffs, as the Bears have held on tight to the NFC North, thanks to Lovie Smith doing another great year as head coach. The Bears average 20.9 points and 291.6 yards per game while their defense has allowed just 17.3 points and 310.9 yards per game. The Bears were the first team to clinch their division, defeating the Vikings last night. The first AFC team can do so this weekend as well.