The New York Giants host the Chicago Bears for the first time since 2018 in a matchup that would have jumped out of the schedule in the mid to late 80s but has lost notoriety in the last few years. This is a must-win game for both teams, who will be looking to make early headway after poor starts in 2021.
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Bears vs Giants Highlights
You have to go all the way back to 2007 to find the last time Chicago Bears VS New York Giants ended in a road team victory. The Bears lead the series by 36-24-2 and have marginally dominated the last ten meetings (6-4). Big Blue will be looking to exploit a Bears defense that was weak against the run last year but overall performed far better than their record might suggest. The Giants have made efforts to provide 4th-year quarterback Daniel Jones with the best offensive options they can, although his task may be made more difficult by a Bears defense that finished 3rd against the pass in 2021.
On the back of a season that saw them finish 9th worst in yards per game, Bears fans will feel that offense is far more of a concern after losing receiver Allen Robinson to the Rams in Free Agency. They might be reassured by the fact that their opponents were considerably worse off, finishing second in the same metric behind the Houston Texans.
Based on historical results, NFL betting odds should favor a home win this week, so a bet on the home team to cover the spread might provide a safe return. If you choose to bet on NFL games and want something with longer odds, look for the winning team to score over 30 points, with this only happening once in the last 15 years.