The 2-1 Indianapolis Colts head to Chicago to take on the 3-0 Chicago Bears on Sunday. The Bears benched Mitchell Trubisky last week, so now it’s Nick Foles who will be tossing the pigskin at Soldier Field. Only one team can continue their hot streak into Week 5.
Indianapolis is coming off two games where they obliterated their opponents. The Colts are hoping that they can finally see how the offense looks in a competitive game against the Bears where they can see what the blend of Philip Rivers and Jonathan Taylor looks like. Unfortunately for Indianapolis, they will be without both Parris Campbell and Michael Pittman due to injuries. The emergence of Mo Alie-Cox has been huge for the offense, and now Rivers should focus on him as a focal point of the offense opposite T.Y. Hilton. The offensive line for Indianapolis should be able to handle the pass rush from Chicago. Defensively, the Colts are at the top of the pyramid, ranking first in the league. They are only allowing 15 points per game, and they should continue that trend against a Chicago offense that is transferring to Foles.
Foles managed to lead Chicago to a comeback victory over Atlanta last week. Unfortunately, it wasn’t without some ugly throws. Foles looks to be taking the Ryan Fitzpatrick approach and does not care where the ball ends up. The Bears suffered a massive blow when they lost Tarik Cohen for the season with a torn ACL. With Foles under center, both Allen Robinson and Jimmy Graham should perform better than they have. Graham has seemingly returned to the form he was playing while he was with the Saints as he has three touchdowns in as many games. Defensively, the Bears need to slow down Taylor, and if they don’t, this could get out of control quickly.
Date: October 4, 2020
Start Time: 12:00 P.M. CST
Location: Chicago, Illinois
Stadium: Soldier Field
TV Info: CBS
Betting Odds Sponsored by Jazz Sportsbook
Points Spread: IND -3 (-110) | CHI +3 (-110)
Moneyline: IND -155 | CHI +125
Over/Under: O 43.5 (-110) | U 43.5 (-110)
This could very likely be a low-scoring game that is decided by one score. Chicago’s defense needs to be better than mediocre if they want to win the game. Take the under as it should be a low scoring game.
The Colts are on a roll both offensively and defensively while the Bears have won two of their games in comeback fashion with the opposing teams choking. Due to Chicago moving to Foles, Indianapolis has the advantage defensively, and if Chicago’s defense continues to be mediocre, this game will be over before it starts.
Final Score: Indianapolis Colts 23, Chicago Bears 17
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