Week 14 of the 2013 NFL schedule concludes tonight at frozen Soldier Field when the Dallas Cowboys take on the Chicago Bears in a huge NFC battle.
According to a Sportsline report on Dec. 9, the 'Boys and Bears are right in the thick of the NFC playoff race, but a loss tonight could be a devastating blow to both teams.
Dallas (7-5) has won five of their last seven games and needs a win tonight to stay tied with the Eagles a top of the NFC East.
Past history shows as the weather gets cold so does Cowboys QB Tony Romo.
The Cowboys are 13-17 in December since Romo took over as the starting quarterback in 2006. However facing a struggling Bears team may help the Cowboys start off 1-0 this December.
The Bears have lost 3 of their last 4 and will once again be without QB Jay Cutler and defensive star Lance Briggs.
Let’s be honest, both of these teams are bad on defense, especially against the run, but the Cowboys are so bad they are setting all kinds of records – and not the kind of records you want to remember.
Dallas is on pace to be the worst defense in Cowboys history, nevertheless they do have the talent on the offensive side of the ball to get the win tonight.
The Bears are allowing an average of 205.2 rushing yards in the last six games, and with the Cowboys getting a bit healthier that may be bad news for Chicago.
Vegas odd makers have this game at a pick, with the over/under set at 47.
Prediction: This game really is a coin-flip, but I give the slightest edge to Dallas. Romo has to deliver in December especially with Jay Cutler out for Chicago.
The game kicks off at 8:30 p.m. EST and can be seen on ESPN and live streaming on WatchESPN.