Philadelphia Eagles (9-7) vs Chicago Bears (12-4) Live NFL Football on JAN 06TH, 2019 04:40 PM EDT at Venue: Soldier Field, Chicago
The Chicago Bears opened the door for the Philadelphia Eagles to defend their Super Bowl title by doing a suffocating performance against Minnesota in the final of the regular season. The Bears, third-seeded, have announced plans to close the door as quickly on Sunday as when they house the Eagles, who are the sixth seed, at Chicago’s Soldier Field in an NFC wild-card game.
Mitchell Trubisky took a giant leap forward after last year’s rookie season, recording four of his best games with a score of 120 points and more, while he scored 24 touchdowns and scored three more when Chicago moved north-north to the attic. Coach Matt Nagy insisted that Trubisky “does not change, so he continues to do what he does (and) does not exert any additional pressure on himself.” Quarterback Nick Foles thrived in the limelight last season, guiding the “outsider,” although he was among the first, Eagles with three straight wins while earning the Super Bowl MVP title.
TV: 16:40 ET, NBC. LINE: Bears -6 O / U: 41
Philadelphia Eagles vs Chicago Bears: News
THE EAGLES (9-7):
Although Alshon Jeffery enjoyed his reunion with his former team last year, Sunday’s competition carries more weight as it is a post-season race instead of an Other battle against the bears. “Honestly, I have no feelings, it’s a playoff game,” said Jeffery, 28, who spent the first five years (2012-2016) of his Windy City career. “… We played against the Bears, but if we played against someone else, I still could not wait to play that game, I’m excited to be in the playoffs.” Jeffery had one of the best playoff seasons in the history of the Eagles last winter, with 219 yards and three touchdowns in wins over Atlanta, Minnesota and New England. Pro Bowler Zach Ertz set an NFL record this season in terms of catches (116) for a tight end, with a career record of 1,163 yards.
THE BEARS (12-4):
Chicago is a No. 1 ranked NFL defense in points (17.7), yards allowed per game (4.78), assists per game (5, 29), points to go. (36) and the interceptions (27). The acquisition of the exchange, Khalil Mack, recorded 8.5 of the 12 most important bags of his club and four forced fumbles at Soldier Field, which allowed the Bears to score 7-1 at home at home this season. The race is slowly gaining ground, as the rugged Jordan Howard takes his touchdown total to a record of nine with four in the last three games, including a pair in Sunday’s 24-10 victory over the Vikings (while the pair Bears had a +6 outsider score in the inter tops). The versatile player Tarik Cohen was a formidable threat with 1169 yards of medals (725, 444), becoming one of five Bears to win the Pro Bowl honors this season.
Philadelphia Eagles vs Chicago Bears: Bonus points
- Philadelphia Pro Bowl coach Fletcher Cox scored three of his 10 goals under 10.5 in Sunday’s 24-0 win over Washington.
- Chicago TE Trey Burton, known as the Philly Special quarterback in Super Bowl LII, has played five receptions in each of his last two games.
- Philadelphia CB Rasul Douglas has achieved two of the three interceptions of his best club in the last four games.
Philadelphia Eagles vs Chicago Bears: Prediction
Bears 24, Eagles 17.