Week 11 of the NFL season will see Eli Manning take on Jay Cutler, in a match-up of funny looking quarterbacks. The Chicago Bears will be on the road and head to MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey, where they square off against the New York Giants. The Bears are coming off their seventh loss of the season, falling to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in blowout fashion a week ago. The Giants on the other side of the spectrum, continued their winning ways, as they defeated the Cincinnati Bengals on Monday Night.
The Chicago Bears have been one of the most underwhelming teams this NFL season. They have gone through a rotation of quarterbacks, with Jay Cutler back under center where he began the season, but was gone for a few weeks thanks to injury. The team is 1-3 in the four contests that Cutler has played in this season, but the signal caller has thrown more interceptions than he has touchdowns. The team will be without its star wideout Alshon Jeffrey for the next few weeks, as he has been suspended for a banned substance. So bottom line being, there really is nothing about the Bears to like this week.
The Giants are on a nice winning streak entering week 11. They won two games before their bye week and two more since coming back to action. Week 11 offers the team the sacrificial lamb that is the Chicago Bears in what should be game five in a row with a W added to their record. The team has also enjoyed success at home this season in the Meadowlands, winning four of five games in New Jersey. One thing to consider, however, when they win, it usually is not by a large margin. In their six victories, they have won by the following margins: 1, 3, 4, 7, 5 and 1. So not one game have they covered a seven-point spread, with a push being the best.
So the question becomes, how bad do you think the Bears really are. If they are truly terrible, they should pose no competition to the Giants on the road. Or do the Giants simply play a conservative offense to where they will not cover a spread that requires them to win by more than a touchdown? Well, I am in the camp that has no faith in the Bears, so I’m in the Giants’ corner this week.
Line: NYG -7, O/U: 45.5
Pick: Giants and the under
Result: NYG 22 – Chi 16, Bears and the under
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