Birds’ Eye View: PREVIEW – Eagles-Bears

It’s beginning to feel a lot like Christmas, but we’ll get to that game next week. The Philadelphia Eagles (12-1) stay on the road again this week to face the Chicago Bears (3-10) in chilly December weather in the Windy City.

In essence, this game means more to the Eagles than it does to the Bears. That doesn’t mean Chicago is just going to hand Philly a win. They see the great team that the Eagles have and want to build around Justin Fields to create that same awesome team. Just because the media and some fans might discredit the 3-10 Bears, that doesn’t mean they can’t have their way against the Eagles.

The Bears can win in two simple steps outlined below. Though this wasn’t the exact “blueprint” the Commanders exposed a few weeks ago when beating the Eagles, it’s two advantage points over the team that struggled with these issues. On the other side of the ball, the Eagles just need to keep doing what they’re doing in order to win the game. They’ve faced some of the top offensive talent and conquered the games.

Eagles’ Keys to Success

  • Win turnover battle.
  • Don’t get cute/sloppy in play calling.

Bears’ Keys to Success

  • Let Fields score with his feet.
  • Keep the Birds from scoring early.

Eagles Injury Report

Reed Blankenship (knee) is out for Sunday’s game.

Dallas Goedert (shoulder) is out for Sunday’s game, but is eligible to return from IR.

Bears Injury Report

Chase Claypool (knee) is out for Sunday’s game.

Trevon Wesco (calf) is out for Sunday’s game.

Larry Borom (knee) is doubtful for Sunday’s game.

N’Keal Harry (back) is questionable for Sunday’s game.

Kindle Vildor (ankle) is questionable for Sunday’s game.

Betting Models:

Spread: Eagles -8.5 (-110), Bears +8.5 (-110)

O/U 48.5 (-110)

Eagles ML: -400

Bears ML: +310

Prediction: Eagles 45-20

BFFR. The Eagles have virtually no concerns heading into the game tomorrow and should have no problem winning. I’d easily say the Eagles will score often again as we’ve seen the past few games.

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