The 2019 NFL playoffs are here! The Philadelphia Eagles will once again embrace the underdog role. This when they begin their title defense against the Chicago Bears. The game will be played on Sunday, January 6 at Soldier Field, and it is scheduled to begin at 4:40 PM. ET.
Philadelphia Eagles Analysis:
The Eagles needed a win and some help from the Chicago Bears to get into the playoffs. Also, managed to get both things in the final week of the season. Now that they are back in the playoffs, they will be trying to go on a run similar to the one they had last year and win the Super Bowl for the second consecutive season.
For the reason that Philadelphia is going into this game with concerns. Concerns about the quarterback position. This after backup quarterback Nick Foles was forced to leave their last game with a rib injury. If Foles is unable to play, the team might have to go with third string quarterback Nate Sudfeld.
The Eagles finished the regular season on a roll. Winning five of their last six games. This included wins over the Los Angeles Rams and Houston Texans, who won their respective divisions. Also, if they continue playing like they did at the end of the season, they will put themselves in position to win this game. What do you think?
2019 NFL Playoffs
Chicago Bears Analysis
The Bears were one of the biggest surprises in the league this season, winning the NFC North, which was expected to be won by the Minnesota Vikings. They played very well down the stretch, winning nine of their last 10 games and they will be tough to beat at home.
Mitch Trubisky played well for Chicago this season, completing 66.6 percent of his passes for 3,223 yards, 24 touchdowns, and 12 interceptions. The Bears also ran the ball well and were led by Jordan Howard, who finished with 935 rushing yards and nine touchdowns.
Chicago’s defense has been great this season, thanks to players like Khalil Mack and Roquan Smith. They will need their stars to continue playing well if they want to avoid an upset on Sunday afternoon.
Pick and Predictions
The Bears are favored to win this game by six points. The over/under on total points scored is 41.
Chicago is the better team on paper but you can’t underestimate the defending champions, who played well at the end of the season. Take the Eagles +6 in this game.