3 bold predictions for the Chicago Bears on Monday Night Football in Week 3
There is a kicker in Chicago. Eddy Pineiro is 4-4 on the year including a 52-yarder that saved the Chicago Bears from falling to 0-2. They will be on the road for the second straight week when they take on the Washington Redskins on Monday night.
Neither of these teams look particularly good through two weeks. A loss will put either team in a hole moving forward. The Bears are in desperate need of a win in this game if they want to keep pace in the NFC North.
3. Bears Double Touchdown Total for the Season
This does not seem difficult to do considering the Bears have only scored one touchdown all season. Yes, one. Matt Nagy has not looked like the offensive genius that he was deemed in 2018.
The Bears lone touchdown of the season came on a one-yard run by David Montgomery. Against Washington, they will get in the end zone twice. The Redskins are 30th in the league allowing 455 yards per game. They have had two tough divisional games to begin their season, but they have had trouble getting stops. As bad as the Bears’ offense has been, they will need to put it together in this game.
2. Chicago Scores a Defensive Touchdown
The Bears defense is elite once again. They have only allowed two touchdowns in two games. Opponents are averaging just 13 points per game. The Redskins have trouble scoring so seeing the Bears is not what they want. Khalil Mack has not disrupted a game yet and the prime time stage could be all he needs.
This is the ultimate bold prediction. The Redskins have not turned the ball over yet this season, and the Bears have not been creating turnovers. Whether it is a punt return, a fumble or an interception, Chicago’s defense will make a game-changing play.
1. The Bears Lose the Game
Didn’t see that coming. The Redskins sit near the bottom of almost every power ranking, but they have been under-ranked. Washington has played the Philadelphia Eagles and Dallas Cowboys in their first two games. That is tough for any team to start with. They should be well prepared for the Bears.
There is just something that is not clicking in Chicago so far. If it weren’t for a bad call and soft defense in the final minute against the Broncos, the Bears would be 0-2. It is hard to fix bad habits on the road so the Bears might have one more tough outing in Washington.