The Texans and Bears were two of the biggest surprises of the NFL’s opening weekend. On Sunday, these two teams will face off against each other at Soldier Field. One of those teams will be coming out of their Week 3 matchup with at least a positive record. Who has a better chance to bounce back?
Both of these teams are playing with heart despite a clear talent disadvantage. I especially like what I’ve seen from the Texans, who managed to hold on for a tie against the Colts in Week 1 and held down the Broncos’ offense this past weekend with an undermanned defense.
On this rare occasion, Houston also has the quarterback advantage. Davis Mills has shown much more capability as a passer than Justin Fields since they entered the league, and it’s clear the Bears don’t trust Fields to pass his way to wins at this point.
For the Bears to win this game, the defense will have to step up like it did in Week 1. The unit got trampled by Aaron Jones and Aaron Rodgers in Week 2, but that’s to be expected. Chicago might just need to hold down the Texans’ bottom-tier offense as much as the Broncos did to pull out the home victory. On the offensive end, they might be able to get away with Fields’ limited passing ability if David Montgomery plays like he did against the Packers.
Now looking at the other side, the Texans’ offensive line isn’t the weakest group compared to the rest of the roster, but it’s not the most stable unit, either. Davis Mills has been sacked six times so far this season, and the Bears could add that total in Week 3. If the Texans can neutralize one of the stronger points of the Bears’ defense, they’ll have a much better chance to get the passing game working again.
Houston Texans vs Chicago Bears Game Information
- Date: 09/25/2022
- Time: 01:00 PM ET
- Location: Soldier FieldChicago,IL
- How to Watch: Texans vs Bears: NBC
- Live Stream: NFL.TV
Texans vs Bears Betting Lines
Bears are –145 according to our Vegas NFL Lines. This means that if you wager $100 you have the chance to win $68.97. On the other side, Texans are +125 according to the Vegas NFL Lines. This means that if you wager $100 you have the chance to win $125.
The implied probability for these two teams attached to the betting lines have Bears at a 59.18% chance of winning the game, meanwhile, Texans have 44.44% probability of finishing the game with the W.
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