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New York Jets open as home favorites vs. Chicago Bears

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New York Jets vs. Chicago Bears spread, odds

  • New York Jets: -5.5
  • Chicago Bears: +5.5

All odds via FanDuel Sportsbook

After one of the franchise’s worst losses in recent memory in Week 11 against the New England Patriots, the New York Jets opened as 3.5-point home favorites over the Chicago Bears in Week 12, per FanDuel. On Sunday night, the line was 3.5, then quickly shifted to 5.5 by Monday morning. The sudden line movement could be an indicator of a possible Justin Fields injury.

New York Jets vs. Chicago Bears moneyline

  • New York Jets: -180
  • Chicago Bears: +152

The Jets are looking to get the bad taste out of their mouth left by Bill Belichick and the Patriots when they host the Chicago Bears at MetLife Stadium.

The Bears have been playing competitive football lately despite coming off their fourth straight loss to the Atlanta Falcons. Their last three losses have come by a combined total of seven points.

This is a Chicago team the Jets should not take lightly. They currently lead the NFL in rushing and Justin Fields has enjoyed a resurgence since the start of the season. Fields has 13 passing touchdowns to go with seven rushing touchdowns through Week 11. He also has just under 2,500 total yards, including over 800 on the ground.

New York Jets vs. Chicago Bears over-under

  • New York Jets vs. Chicago Bears over-under: 42.5
  • Over: -106
  • Under: -114

The Jets’ defense has been dominant all year and that continued last week in New England where they did not allow a touchdown all game (although the special teams let up a punt return score). The Jets were able to get after Mac Jones all day as they racked up six sacks and plenty of pressure.

Zach Wilson and the Jets’ offense were abysmal last week but I think they have a strong chance to bounce back this week. Through 11 weeks, the Bears’ defense ranks 28th in points per game and 29th in rushing yards per game in the NFL at 142.6. If the Jets can get the run game going early, it should make everything much easier for Wilson. The run game will open up the passing game and we could see some chunk plays down the field.

I would lean toward the over in this game as I think the Jets’ offense gets back on track at home.

New York Jets vs. Chicago Bears injuries

The Jets are hoping to get wide receiver Corey Davis back this week after he suffered a knee injury in their Week 7 win over the Denver Broncos. His blocking ability and status as Zach Wilson’s favorite target could be a huge boost for a struggling offense. Defensive tackle Sheldon Rankins will most likely be out again this week.

The biggest injury to monitor throughout the week is Bears quarterback Justin Fields. He suffered a shoulder injury in Week 11 towards the end of the game and did not return. The injury took place in his non-throwing shoulder. It is unclear whether Fields will be ready to play against the Jets.

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