|Written by Michael|
Bet on the NFL The New England Patriots host the very surprising Chicago Bears in Week 14. In recent Patriots news, Tom Brady threw for four touchdowns and 326 yards Monday night in New England's 45-3 romp past the New York Jets for his NFL-record 26th straight regular-season home victory. Many NFL handicappers have railed against the New England Patriots defense for giving up too many yards this season. This was not the case in the game against the New York Jets on Monday Night Football. The corners are still vulnerable on this team but Jay Cutler will have a tough time finding his receivers against this New England Patriots young defense.
The Chicago Bears offense led by Jay Cutler has been much maligned since the beginning of the season. An issue with the offensive line appears to be corrected and Cutler is getting more time in the pocket. The Chicago Bears offensive coordinator Mike Martz has also committed more to the run in recent weeks. Sports betting fans should consider that Matt Forte has thrived in his new role as the star of the offense and it has kept opposing defenses on the field longer. The Chicago Bears offense and the New England Patriots defense are a wash.
The Pats are the minus 3 point favorites with the total over under listed in Sportsbook at 41.
The Chicago Bears defense is menacing in good weather but when Soldiers Field freezes over this time of year they are twice as tough. Tom Brady performed well against the tough New York Jets defense but this defense of the Chicago Bears is much tough than the New York Jets.
Brian Urlacher and Lance Briggs are tough on receivers over the middle and they can cover some of the best in the game. The Chicago Bears X factor this year has been Julius Peppers on the defensive line. Peppers has run opposing offensive lineman backwards all season and has created havoc up front. This has freed up Urlacher and Briggs to lay back in coverage and jam the passing lanes.