Redskins Bears Betting – Redskins, Bears Looking To Rebound In Windy City Sunday
After solid starts to their betting on NFL season, the Washington Redskins and Chicago Bears will both be looking to rebound from close losses this Sunday at Soldier Field. The Redskins battled the defending AFC Champions Indianapolis Colts hard in a Sunday Night Football showdown before conceding a 27-24 loss at home, while the Bears fell by a field goal to the Seattle Seahawks, losing 23-20. Both teams have designs on returning to the playoffs this year, a challenge that will continue this weekend in the Windy City.
NFL Betting: Washington Redskins @ Chicago Bears
Online Sports Betting: Bears - 3/
The Bears still hold a one-game lead on the Green Bay Packers in the NFC North, but with the Minnesota Vikings lingering not much further behind, the outlook on their season could change dramatically should they suffer consecutive losses. Washington fell one game back of the New York Giants and Philadelphia Eagles, and with back-to-back games against NFC North opponents, will need to avoid falling further behind in one of the toughest divisions in football.
Why To Bet On The Redskins?
After consecutive wins over the Eagles and Packers, the Redskins were due for a bit of a letdown, yet they battled hard with the Colts before eventually losing by three. A 17-7 deficit at the half was not the start they needed, and if they can avoid falling behind so early this week they will have a much better opportunity to get the victory. Running back Ryan Torain looked solid in relief of an injured Clinton Portis, and the Redskins’ defense did a solid job of slowing down Peyton Manning and the Colts’ offense in the second half to close the gap. Donovan McNabb turned the ball over twice in the loss to Indianapolis, and if he can avoid the costly interception, there is no reason why Washington can’t get back in the win column.
Why To Bet On The Bears?
After three straight wins to open the season, including a couple of key victories over the division rival Packers and the Dallas Cowboys, the Bears have come back down to earth in recent weeks, losing two of their last three, including to both the Giants and Seahawks. This will be their final game before the bye however, and head coach Lovie Smith will have his troops focused and determined not to fall back to .500. The Bears’ defense ranks third in the league against the run, and should be able to get good push up front on the line. The key will be quarterback Jay Cutler’s health and how the offense fares on what will likely be a windy October afternoon.
How The Game Will Play Out
The Bears were one of the hottest teams the first few weeks of the season, and that made a lot of betting fans jump on them, but after losing two of their last three, it seems as though they are coming back to earth. Look for the Redskins to get back on track with a big road win.
edskins Bears Betting Pick: Redskins