Eagles at Bears 1/6/19 - NFL Picks & Predictions
The NFL Wild Card weekend will conclude with a matchup between the Philadelphia Eagles and Chicago Bears from historic Soldier Field. The defending Super Bowl Champion Eagles won nine games and benefited from a Minnesota loss to sneak in as the number six seed. On Sunday, Philadelphia defeated Washington on the road to notch their third straight victory. The Eagles outgained the Redskins by a dominant 360-89 margin on the afternoon.
Through sixteen games, Philadelphia ranks 14th in the league in total offense and is scoring 22.9 points on average. Chicago counters with a superb defense that allows 299.7 yards and 17.7 points per game.
The Chicago Bears won 12 games during the regular season and won the NFC North Division title for first year head coach Matt Nagy. The Bears finished with victories in nine of their last ten games, including an impressive 15-6 home victory versus the Rams on Monday Night Football. On Sunday, Chicago eliminated division rival Minnesota from playoff contention during a 24-10 road victory. The Bears limited the Vikings to just 164 yards of total offense on the day.
For the season, Chicago ranks 21st in the league in total offense and is scoring 26.3 points per game. Philadelphia comes into the playoffs with a defense that ranks 23rd in yards allowed and gives up 21.8 points on average.
Philadelphia QB Carson Wentz (back) did not play on Sunday and is unlikely to suit up for this matchup. The Eagles won three straight games as an underdog to win the Super Bowl a season ago, so they cannot be overlooked. Unfortunately, a Chicago defense playing at home is too much to ask of QB Nick Foles and the Philadelphia offense. Final Score Prediction, Chicago Bears win and cover ATS 26-13.