The league’s top two running offenses are set to square off at Soldier Field on Sunday, as the Chicago Bears (3-10, 2-4 Home) welcome the Philadelphia Eagles (12-1, 6-0 Away). The Eagles are nine-point favorites, and the total is 48.5.
Philadelphia is coming off a dominant 48-22 win over the New York Giants at MetLife Stadium last Sunday, their fourth straight victory. Jalen Hurts threw for 217 yards and two touchdowns. Miles Sanders ran 17 times for 144 yards and two touchdowns.
A.J. Brown caught four passes for 70 yards and a touchdown. Chicago dropped a sixth straight game on December 4, falling 28-19 to the Green Bay Packers at Soldier Field. Justin Fields was 20 of 25 for 254 yards and two interceptions. He added 71 yards and a touchdown on the ground. Equanimeous St. Brown had three receptions for 85 yards.
The teams are meeting in the regular season for the first time since November 2019, a 22-14 win for the Eagles.
TALE OF THE TAPE
The Eagles are averaging 29.7 points per game for the season, best in the NFL, and they are facing a Bears defense that has surrendered 25.6 PPG (29th). Meanwhile, Chicago has scored 20.8 points a game this season, 19th in the league, and Philadelphia is allowing 19.1 PPG (7th).
The Eagles rank as one of the league’s top teams in rushing yards per game (162.2, 2nd), while they are 13th in passing yards (245.5). The Bears are sixth in passing yards allowed per game (212.1) and 27th against the run (146.3).
Chicago has been the league’s top rushing team, averaging 189.2 yards per game, while ranking 32nd in passing yards (160.0). The Eagles are allowing 204.0 passing yards (2nd) and 118.3 rushing yards per game (18th).
Philadelphia has found the end zone on 74% of trips to the red zone this season, second most in the NFL, averaging 3.5 trips a game (13th).
Through 13 games, Jalen Hurts has thrown for 22 touchdowns (3 INT) and 242.8 yards per game to lead Philadelphia in passing. In six away games this season, he has eight TDs and an average of 245.3 yards passing. Miles Sanders leads the team in rushing with an average of 82.2 yards a game over 13 games.
He has 11 touchdowns on the ground. A.J. Brown is the Eagles’ leading receiver with 78.5 yards a game and 10 TDs. He is averaging 5.0 receptions on 7.8 targets per game. Justin Fields has 13 passing touchdowns (10 INT) with 158.0 yards per game through 12 games to lead Chicago.
In six home games this season, he has thrown for eight TDs (7 INT) and an average of 160.2 yards. Justin Fields also leads the team in rushing with an average of 75.4 yards per game. He has eight touchdowns on the ground.
Darnell Mooney has been the primary target in the Bears’ passing game. He has two touchdowns and a 44.8 yard per game average through 11 appearances.
HOME AND AWAY
Philadelphia is looking to remain unbeaten on the road this season. Chicago has lost four straight at home this season.
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Chicago Bears +8.5 (-110)
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