This game might set football back 60 years with how disgusting it will be. This is certainly the toilet-bowl game of Week 3 between two teams that have nothing going for them, but hey, it is still football. I'll be fair to both teams, I think we all expected them to be 0-2 at this point, but the Bears are 1-1 and the Texans are 0-1-1. Now, let's talk about the Texans. Houston actually is historically great against Chicago. The Texans are 4-1 SU and ATS in the last five games vs. the Bears. My problem with taking the Texans here is how awful Davis Mills has been on the road in his career. Mills completed 19-of-38 passes for 177 yards with no touchdowns or interceptions in the Texans' 16-9 loss to the Broncos on the road last week. He also lost two fumbles, both luckily recovered by his team.
Houston also gets gashed on the ground, and this is a Bears rushing attack that obliterated Green Bay last week. RB David Montgomery rushed 15 times for 122 yards and caught both of his targets for 14 yards against the Packers. Imagine what he could do at home against this Texans team.
Another year, another primetime loss to the Green Bay Packers. Seriously, when is enough, enough? Bears fans like myself don't deserve to be continuously embarrassed by our rivals every single year. However, this is just what the Bears organization is. They are a team that is run by losers that don't care at all if the team wins or loses, as long as they keep bringing in the dough. This will once again be another losing season in a 22 year stretch that has seen Chicago win a playoff game just three times. It's frankly quite sad how the charter franchise of the league is such a national embarrassment.
Here's the thing: the Bears are favored in a football game, something that will not happen very often at all. They should have the advantage on the ground, and the defenses are about the same. I just don't trust the Bears offense to get the job done. They could have every advantage in the world, and they still couldn't do anything right on that side of the ball. I made a solemn promise to never bet the Bears as a favorite, and I certainly won't be doing that here.
This team looked horrendous once again against Green Bay. What else is new?
Look, I would not bet this game at all. It's an awful game that I will unfortunately subjugate myself to watch come Sunday afternoon. If I had to pick a side, just take the points with the Texans. Whenever there are two terrible teams playing each other, the consensus says to just take the points. I would never trust the Bears to win by margin.
Besides, this is the Lovie Smith revenge game.