Bears Titans Betting – Bears Must Show Toughness Against Titans Week Three
Following a devastating sports betting loss to the eventual Super Bowl champion Green Bay Packers in the NFC Championship game, the Chicago Bears are in rare territory. Considered to still be legitimate contenders the Bears have a handful of veterans at key positions whose careers are winding down, and they are looking to find the perfect blend of young and old to make at least one more run. Heading into week three of the preseason Chicago should get some answers following a 41-13 blowout loss to the New York Giants, as they get set to face the Tennessee Titans in the Music City.
Saturday August 27, 2011 – 8:00 PM ET
LP Field, Nashville, Tennessee
NFL Betting Lines: Tennessee Titans – 3.5
The Titans are another team that got tougher over the offseason, and they did so by necessity as they look to pound the ball in order to protect Matt Hasselbeck. The only problem is that Tennessee’s top running back is holding out for a lot more money, and that has severely put a crank in the team’s plans this preseason.
NFL Betting Preview: Chicago Bears
Question marks about the Bears’ toughness, and in particular the toughness of their quarterback Jay Cutler, have been dismissed by the coaching staff and deflected away. Still, after a tough loss to the Giants there are a ton of question marks about this Chicago roster on both sides of the ball, which will make it interesting to see what happens in the most important preseason game. Cutler has looked lighter on his feet and been very accurate, but the problem is that in game action his offensive line has not been able to protect him. Defensively, the Bears have question marks on both the line and in the secondary, and they will need to get it done against a Titans’ offense that is missing its best player.
NFL Betting Preview: Tennessee Titans
The Titans wanted to focus on a strong running attack this is complimented by the play-action pass and short drop backs, but the problem has been their biggest weapon holding out in Chris Johnson. Johnson is one of the game’s elite players and wants to be paid like it, especially considering he knows that the team will ride him for the entire season and he will get banged up. The offensive line has looked good so far but the unit as a whole has lacked flare. Meanwhile, defensively Tennessee has held together well with an average of just 10 points against through their first two sports betting bonus preseason games.
NFL Betting Preview: Outlook & Pick
The Bears have several of the tools to become a playoff team, but the problem has been putting it all together and executing with confidence. This is a group that went to the NFC Championship game just a year ago, but they will have to show that they can win games in the trenches and it starts now in the preseason.
NFL Betting Pick: Chicago Bears + 3.5