2012 Records: Cincinnati 10-6, Chicago 10-6
Kick-off: 1 p.m. EST
Spread: Chicago by 3
Last meeting: Cincinnati 45, Chicago 10 (2009)
Passing: The Bengals averaged 223.6 yards per game while Chicago was putting up 187.4 per game.
Rushing: Cincinnati was averaging 109.1 yards per outing while the Bears averaged 123.1 yards per contest.
Passing yards against per game: The Bengals averaged 212.5 yards against per outing while Chicago averaged 213.9 yards against per game.
Rushing yards against per game: Cincinnati averaged 107.2 yards against per game; meanwhile the Bears averaged 101.7 yards against per outing.
(Above stats from 2012 regular season)
Thoughts: The Bengals made the postseason last year while the Bears missed the playoffs despite winning ten games. Expect a close game with both teams finding their stride in the opening week of the NFL season. I like the Bears to win here as well as cover. In addition, I like the under in this match-up.
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