Monday Night Football Week 2 Picks – Eagles vs. Bears


Philadelphia Eagles rookie quarterback Carson Wentz made quite a first impression as he led his team to a Week 1 win in his NFL debut. And in Week 2, he’ll get his first taste of primetime when his Eagles face the 0-1 Chicago Bears on Monday Night Football. Keep reading below for everything you need to know because of this Monday Night Week 2 showdown.

Monday Night Football Picks

Jay Cutler and the Chicago Bears will play host to the Philadelphia Eagles on Monday night

Where: Soldier Field, Chicago

When: Monday, September 19, 2016, 8:30 PM ET

Line: Philadelphia Eagles (+3) vs. Chicago Bears (-3); total: 42.0 – view all NFL lines

TV Broadcast: ESPN

The Eagles are flying high after having a big 29-10 win over the Cleveland Browns in Week 1. Rookie quarterback Carson Wentz had a very solid debut with 278 passing yards and two touchdowns. Wentz connected well with Jordan Matthews, who finished with seven catches for 114 yards and a touchdown. But of course, there’s the most obvious caveat that this came against a very bad Browns defense.

However, the Bears aren’t just that much better than the Browns on either side of the ball. Jay Cutler and the offense struggled to move the ball contrary to the Texans, while their defense allowed Houston to convert 12-of-20 third down conversions. They are set to handle a rookie quarterback about to play in his first road game, though, that could result in a a couple of crucial mistakes moving in the Bears’ favor.

Where to Watch

Every Monday Night Football game this season will be televised on primetime on ESPN. But if you’re a cord-cutter, then you probably need to sign up for NFL’s Game Pass. Through this option, you can stream not just every Monday Night game, but every game period on the NFL schedule anytime, anywhere, on whichever mobile device you prefer. Talk about convenience.

If you’re looking for a good prop bet for Monday Night, check out the first official play from the line of scrimmage. A run play is currently the big favorite at -200, while a pass play or sack is +170.

The run play looks like a very good bet for this game. On the Eagles side, head coach Doug Pederson will want to slowly get his rookie quarterback into the game, especially since this will be his first road start. That likely means a simply hand-off on the first play. And as for the Bears, Jeremy Langford ran the ball in the opening play of eight of the team’s 13 drives against the Texans, including five in a row in the second half.

Monday Night Football Picks – The Bears improve upon their Week 1 performance and get the home win on Monday Night.


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Readers Comments (2)

  1. Heywood Jablowlme

    So the plAy is on the moneyline then?
    You don’t say anything about laying the 3 points in your write up.

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    • Tom Sells

      Play against the spread-3

      Reply »

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