The Windy City will be playing host to some week 12 NFL action. The Tennessee Titans will be headed up to Illinois as they take on the Chicago Bears this week. The Titans find themselves coming off a tough 24-17 divisional loss to the Indianapolis Colts. The Chicago Bears got up on the New York Giants early, but ended up falling 22-16 when all was said and done.
The Titans have some really nice offensive weapons. DeMarco Murray has been an absolute workhorse this season, and has really brought some life to the club. Rishard Matthews has emerged as a really nice wide receiver option that the club has been desperately searching for the last few seasons. And of course Marcus Mariota is under center, and he can hurt opposing defenses with both his legs and his arm. Yet there are still weeks when things do not mesh, and the club looks off. There really is no predicting when that will happen, so considering the match-up, it is going to be hard to pick against them here.
Their opponents, the Bears, are going to be without arguably their top three offensive players in this one. Star wide receiver, Alshon Jeffery is out thanks to a PED suspension. Quarterback Jay Cutler is dealing with a shoulder issue, and since he has not practiced, I am not expecting him to have the pads on this week. Finally, tight end Zach Miller is now on the IR with a foot injury, and as a result is done for the year. So what exactly gives me any reason to believe in the Bears this week? The answer: there is no reason to believe that, unless the Titans come out playing like total garbage. And I am not going to bank on that, so this pick is a pretty easy one.
Line: Ten -5, O/U: 42
Pick: Titans and the under
Result: Ten 27 – Chi 21, Titans and the over
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