Cincinnati Bengals vs. Chicago Bears picks, predictions: Who wins NFL Week 2 game?
The Cincinnati Bengals and Chicago Bears face off on Sunday in a Week 2 NFL game.
Which team will get the victory?
Check out these NFL Week 2 picks and predictions for the game, which can be seen at 10 a.m. MST time on Fox.
The Bears are a 3.5-point favorite in the game.
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Pro Football Network: Bengals 23, Bears 21
Ben Rolfe writes: "Having watched the games Sunday, there is no real way the Bears should be favorites in this one. However, Cincinnati’s offensive line was a major problem in Week 1 — and the Bears are not a defense to face with offensive line issues. If Burrow can get time, the Bengals should be able to spring a second upset here."
Sportsnaut: Bears 31, Bengals 24
Matt Johnson writes: "There are few things better than revenge games in the NFL. While the Bears should operate a run-oriented offense in 2021, Dalton will be looking for every opportunity to attack his former team’s defense. While three-touchdown performances are rare at this stage in his career, that’s a marker he could reach against the Bengals."
International Business Times: Bengals will upset Bears
Anthony Riccobono writes: "It could be a long season for the Bears if they don’t have an elite defense. Matthew Stafford picked Chicago’s secondary apart in the opener with a 156.1 passer rating. The Bears will have few, if any, explosive plays with Andy Dalton under center. Joe Burrow showed little rust in the opener, a great sign for the quarterback after last year’s knee injury. Burrow has a strong receiving corps that could pose problems for defenses all year long."
The Game Day: Bears 23, Bengals 17
Marcus Mosher writes: "These two teams couldn’t be feeling any more different after Week 1. The Bengals are coming off an impressive Week 1 win in overtime, while the Bears were embarrassed on Sunday Night Football by the Rams. But as we know about Week 1, things are never as good or bad as it appears. Both teams have some clear strengths, but the offensive line for both teams is a significant concern going forward. While this might not be the sexiest matchup of the week, we should learn a lot about both squads in a critical Week 2 matchup."
Sportsnaut: Bengals 27, Bears 24
Matt Fitzgerald writes: "There’s no question the Bengals have the better quarterback situation with Burrow, but the Bears have such a stout defense and could well have an X-factor at QB in Justin Fields, unless Burrow’s predecessor, Andy Dalton, manages to make it past the season opener as starter. Chicago is one of Cincinnati’s better matchups personnel-wise, though, so let’s go with the upset."
CBS Sports: Bears 23, Bengals 16
Jordan Dajani writes: "Joe Burrow went just 2-7-1 as the starter in his rookie season, but this team should be much better in 2021 with the additions they made over the past few months. Still, how long will it take for them to get going? Dalton gets his first win as a Bear in Week 2."
ESPN: Bears have a 57% chance to win
The site's Football Power Index gives the Bengals a 42.7% chance to pick up the victory.
FiveThirtyEight.com: Bears have a 57% win probability
The site gives the Bengals a 43% win probability in the game.
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