The Chicago Bears picked up a come from behind win on Thanksgiving Day over the Detroit Lions. The win keeps a faint pulse on their playoff chances. The Bears are now 6-6 on the season and need every win they can get down the stretch. They will be playing their second straight Thursday game when they face the Dallas Cowboys.
The Cowboys are also desperate for a win. Dallas comes in at 6-6 and is taking advantage of a poor NFC East as they hold a one-game lead. This is a must-win game for both teams. Here are three bold predictions for the Bears.
3. Allen Robinson Goes for 120 Yards
Allen Robinson is a solid NFL receiver. There is no other way to put it. He has 850 yards this season in 12 games which are 96 more than he had in 13 games in 2018. He finished Thanksgiving with eight catches for 86 yards and a touchdown.
Just two weeks ago, Robinson feasted on the New York Giants. He set a season-high mark in yardage with 131. This is a must-win game for the Bears. It is time to go to your best offensive threat. Robinson has a chance to shred yet another NFC East opponent.
2. Bears Come Away With Two Picks
Dak Prescott has been throwing for a lot of yards this season. The Cowboys have been losing so that should not matter. Prescott is also turning the ball over more this season with 11 interceptions. He has thrown exactly one pick in five of his last six games.
Let’s change that trend and give him two picks this week. The Bears have a strong secondary and they will need to force some turnovers to win this game. If they apply pressure on Prescott, he could float a pass or two over the middle for an interception.
1. Trubisky Goes for 300 Yards…Again
After not going for 300 yards this season, and barely going for 200, Mitchell Trubisky finally broke through in Detroit. He finished with 338 yards and had his best game of the season as he led a late touchdown drive to seal the win. Trubisky will need to make it two in a row if the Bears want to win this game.
Chicago’s running game has been abysmal. Their offensive line is banged up and their running backs have nowhere to go. Because of this, it is time to lean on Trubisky. This may not make Bears’ fans happy but at some point, you have to believe in your quarterback who was drafted No. 2 overall.