Both teams in this week’s matchup shared a similar fate in 2021, with losing records being the flavor of the year. With only 5 meetings historically, Soldier Field will host the first meeting of the two teams since 2020, where the Chicago Bears were able to pick up their only recorded win in this matchup.
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Recent years at Soldier Field have not been such an easy watch as they may have been in years gone by. Chicago has failed to post a positive record since Matt Nagy’s first season in charge in 2018, and this off-season saw the Bears part ways with him in favor of former Indianapolis Colts defensive coordinator Matt Eberflus. In a similar fashion to the Bears, the Houston Texans picked up a new Head Coach this off-season in the form of Lovie Smith, who will have his work cut out for him to compete against divisional rivals like the Colts and the Tennessee Titans this year.
The Bears will be coming off the back of a Week 2 trip to Lambeau Field, but will feel optimistic about their chances against a Houston team that seems to lack depth in a number of areas. The Texans finished the 2021 season with the worst-rated offense and the second worst-rated defense, so expect NFL betting odds to fall heavily in favor of a home victory here.
While Texans vs Bears might not be billed as one of the ones to watch this week, it might be an opportunity for the Bears to tally a much-needed victory after a difficult start to the season. Those looking to bet on NFL games here in Week 3 should look to the health of second-year QB Justin Fields in deciding who covers the spread.