The Cincinnati Bengals are off to a great start as they already have a win this season. They will look to go back to back when they face the Chicago Bears at Soldier Field in Week 2. The Bears, on the other hand, are eyeing to rebound from a letdown performance in Week 1. Check out our preview of this game below.
Betting Preview for the Cincinnati Bengals vs Chicago Bears Regular Season Week 2 Game on September 19, 2021
Where: Soldier Field, Chicago
When: Sunday, September 19, 2021, 1:00 PM ET
TV Broadcast: FOX
Betting on the Cincinnati Bengals (+2.5)
Regular Season Record: 1-0
Ja’Marr Chase made sure to shut his haters up when he racked up impressive numbers in his NFL regular-season debut. The rookie wide receiver out of LSU struggled with drops in the offseason, but in Week 1’s 27-24 home win over the Minnesota Vikings, Chase caught five passes for 101 yards and a touchdown. Together with Tee Higgins and Tyler Boyd, Chase and Cincinnati’s receiving corps will be fun to watch. But don’t sleep on running back Joe Mixon, who had 127 rushing yards and a touchdown on 29 carries against the Vikings. Chicago’s defense that didn’t look good in Week 1 offers promise for Joe Burrow and company to put up another great offensive afternoon this coming Sunday. And it seems that Cincinnati’s own defense is coming together as well after recording three sacks for a loss of 26 yards on the part of Minnesota.
The Bengals are 3-1 against the spread in their last four games overall.
Betting on the Chicago Bears (-2.5)
Regular Season Record: 0-1
Justin Fields did more with less than Andy Dalton in Week 1’s 34-14 road loss to the Rams. Dalton started the game but he was not able to score either a passing or rushing touchdown. He even got intercepted once. Meanwhile, Fields went 2/2 for 10 yards, and, most importantly, he rushed for a touchdown. Matt Nagy might be forced to start Fields in Week 2, but don’t discount Dalton just yet. Whatever the case may be under center for Chicago, it’s the team’s defense that should be holding it together. The Bears’ stop unit was wobbled in Week 1 by the Rams, but Khalil Mack and company can rebound and abuse the Bengals’ leaky offensive line that allowed three sacks to the Vikings. Chicago’s defense will have Roquan Smith and Eddie Jackson, who picked up 11 and 5 total tackles, respectively in Week 1.
The under is 6-4 in the Bears’ last 10 games as the home team.
The Bears win, 24-20.
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