ATL
Falcons
Fri 10/30, 12:20 AM
CAR
Panthers
CAR -3 O/U 49
IND
Colts
Sun 11/1, 6:00 PM
DET
Lions
IND -2.5 O/U 50
TEN
Titans
Sun 11/1, 6:00 PM
CIN
Bengals
TEN -5.5 O/U 54.5
PIT
Steelers
Sun 11/1, 6:00 PM
BAL
Ravens
BAL -3.5 O/U 46.5
NYJ
Jets
Sun 11/1, 6:00 PM
KC
Chiefs
KC -19.5 O/U 48.5
NE
Patriots
Sun 11/1, 6:00 PM
BUF
Bills
BUF -3.5 O/U 43.5
LAR
Rams
Sun 11/1, 6:00 PM
MIA
Dolphins
LAR -4 O/U 46.5
MIN
Vikings
Sun 11/1, 6:00 PM
GB
Packers
GB -6.5 O/U 54.5
OAK
Raiders
Sun 11/1, 6:00 PM
CLE
Browns
CLE -2.5 O/U 53.5
LAC
Chargers
Sun 11/1, 9:05 PM
DEN
Broncos
LAC -3 O/U 44
SF
49ers
Sun 11/1, 9:25 PM
SEA
Seahawks
SEA -3 O/U 54
NO
Saints
Sun 11/1, 9:25 PM
CHI
Bears
NO -4 O/U 45
DAL
Cowboys
Mon 11/2, 1:20 AM
PHI
Eagles
PHI -7.5 O/U 43.5
TB
Buccaneers
Tue 11/3, 1:15 AM
NYG
Giants
TB -10.5 O/U 46.5

Bears vs. Panthers Week 6 Preview

Carolina (-145) is favored by 2.5 points over Chicago (+125) with the over/under set at 44 total points

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Quick-Hitters

  • Shockingly, the Week 6 game between the Chicago Bears and Carolina Panthers will feature two teams with a winning record.

  • After a poor start to the season, the Panthers have won three games in a row and three-straight against the spread. However, this week they're favored for the first time all season.

  • Teddy Bridgewater has been the catalyst for Carolina’s winning streaks, leading the Panthers to fifth in the NFL in total passing yards.

  • The Bears are 4-1 on the season and 3-2 against the spread. More importantly, they're 3-1 against the spread and 3-1 overall as underdogs.

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An Improving Defense

It has taken six weeks, but the Carolina Panthers will play their first game of 2020 as betting favorites. It took three-straight wins, including a pair of road wins against the Los Angeles Chargers and Atlanta Falcons, for oddsmakers to start taking Carolina seriously. Matt Rhule deserves a tremendous amount of credit, especially for his efforts on the defensive side of the ball. The Panthers have conceded 21 points or less in three-straight games after giving up over 30 points in their first two games. Even more surprising is the fact that Carolina has won three in a row with Christian McCaffrey on the sidelines due to injury.

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Teddy Two-Gloves

With McCaffrey unavailable, Teddy Bridgewater has stepped up to lead the Carolina offense. After throwing one touchdown and two interceptions over the first two weeks of the season, he has five touchdowns and one interception during the team’s three-game winning streak. The Carolina offensive line has also denied opponents of a single sack in back-to-back weeks. Not only has Bridgewater been effective as a quarterback, completing 73.0 percent of his passes thus far, but he’s also making plays down the field, averaging 292.0 passing yards per game.

Great As Underdogs

Of course, the Chicago Bears are more than happy to be underdogs yet again. Chicago has been an underdog four times in five games this season, going 3-1 straight up in those games and 3-1 against the spread. It hasn't been pretty, as the Bears have had a habit of digging holes for themselves. However, whether it’s been Mitch Trubisky or Nick Foles at quarterback, Chicago has found a way to come from behind in the fourth quarter.

With the Bears defense giving up just 20.0 points per game, ranking them among the top-five defenses in the league, Chicago always plays close games, which is why they’ve been able to excel in the underdog role.

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