The New York Jets (6-4, 2-3 Home) welcome the Chicago Bears (3-8, 1-5 Away), who will be hoping to halt their losing run, at MetLife Stadium on Sunday. The Jets are six-point favorites, and the total is 38.5.
Chicago is coming off a close 27-24 loss at the hands of the Atlanta Falcons at Mercedes-Benz Stadium last Sunday, their fourth straight defeat. Justin Fields threw for 153 yards with a touchdown and an interception.
He also ran 18 times for 85 yards and a touchdown. David Montgomery caught three passes for 54 yards. New York lost 10-3 to the New England Patriots at Gillette Stadium last Sunday. Zach Wilson was 9 of 22 for 77 yards. He added 26 yards on the ground. Denzel Mims caught two receptions for 35 yards.
The teams are meeting in the regular season for the first time since October 2018, a 24-10 win for the Bears.
TALE OF THE TAPE
The Bears are averaging 21.9 points per game for the season, 17th in the NFL, and they are facing a Jets defense that has surrendered 18.6 PPG (9th). Meanwhile, New York has scored 19.9 points a game this season, 22nd in the league, and Chicago is allowing 24.9 PPG (27th).
The Bears rank as the league’s top team in rushing yards per game (197.9, 1st), while they are 32nd in passing yards (149.7). The Jets are 11th in passing yards allowed per game (221.1) and ninth against the run (109.7).
New York is 24th in the league in passing yards per game (219.9) and 20th in rushing (110.3). Chicago’s defense could present a challenge through the air, as the Bears are 4th in the league in passing yards allowed per game (205.5).
Against the run, the Bears are 29th (142.6).New York ranks as the one of the lowest volume red zone offenses in the NFL, moving inside the 20-yard-line just 2.9 times per game (30th) and scoring a touchdown on 55% of those possessions (16th).
Through 11 games, Justin Fields has thrown for 13 touchdowns (8 INT) and 149.3 yards per game to lead Chicago in passing. In six away games this season, he has five TDs (3 INT) and an average of 155.8 yards passing. Justin Fields also leads the team in rushing with an average of 75.8 yards per game.
He has seven touchdowns on the ground. Darnell Mooney is the Bears’ leading receiver with 44.8 yards a game and two TDs. Zach Wilson has four passing touchdowns (5 INT) with 182.7 yards per game through seven games to lead New York.
In three home games this season, he has thrown for three TDs (3 INT) and an average of 239.7 yards. Breece Hall has been the home team’s leading performer on the ground, averaging 66.1 yards a game through seven games.
He also has been valuable as a receiver, accumulating 31.1 yards a game through the air. He has five total touchdowns, four rushing and one receiving.
Garrett Wilson has been the primary target in the Jets’ aerial attack. He has two touchdowns and a 53.3 yard per game average through 10 appearances. Garrett Wilson is averaging 7.1 targets per game (4.4 receptions).
SportsTips’ NFL Pick:
NY Jets -7 (-110)
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