The Chicago Bears will look to enhance on their postseason success once they tackle the host New Orleans Saints in an NFC Wild Card Sport on Sunday on the Superdome. The Bears (8-8) have only one playoff win since dropping Tremendous Bowl XLI to the Indianapolis Colts on Feb. 4, 2007. Since successful Tremendous Bowl XX in 1986, Chicago has simply six postseason victories. The Saints (12-4), in the meantime, have additionally struggled since successful Tremendous Bowl XLIV over the Colts in 2010, posting simply 4 playoff wins in 10 video games.
The sport from New Orleans is scheduled to start out at 4:40 p.m. ET. New Orleans is permitting 21.1 factors per sport, fifth-best within the league, whereas Chicago permits 23.1, 18th-best. The Saints are favored by 10.5-points within the newest Bears vs. Saints odds from William Hill Sportsbook, whereas the over-under for complete factors scored is 48.5. Earlier than making any Saints vs. Bears picks, try the most recent NFL predictions from the SportsLine Projection Mannequin.
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- Bears vs. Saints unfold: Saints -10.5
- Bears vs. Saints over-under: 48.5 factors
- Bears vs. Saints cash line: Bears +450, Saints -600
- CHI: Bears had been 6-3 in video games began by QB Mitchell Trubisky
- NO: 8-7 within the NFL playoffs below coach Sean Payton
New Orleans Saints
Why the Saints can cowl
Quarterback Drew Brees has racked up gaudy numbers in his profession through the postseason. He has thrown for 4,967 passing yards (310.4 per sport) and 34 touchdowns in opposition to 12 interceptions for a 99.6 ranking in 16 profession postseason begins. He handed for 280 yards and two scores with no interceptions within the Week 8 assembly at Chicago.
Additionally powering the offense for New Orleans is operating again Alvin Kamara, who led the NFL with 21 touchdowns, together with 16 dashing, and ranked third in yards from scrimmage at 1,688. Kamara led all operating backs with a career-high 83 receptions. He had 9 receptions and 163 yards from scrimmage, together with 96 receiving, within the Week 8 assembly.
Why the Bears can cowl
Chicago opened and closed the season on a roll and is simply the third staff in league historical past to make the playoffs after enduring a six-game dropping streak in some unspecified time in the future through the common season. The Bears are hoping huge receiver Darnell Mooney, their second-leading receiver is on the market to play after injuring his ankle final week in opposition to Inexperienced Bay. Mooney, who’s listed as questionable, caught 61 passes for 631 yards (10.3 common) and 4 touchdowns this yr. He had six explosive performs and transformed 33 first downs.
Additionally taking part in an enormous half within the Bears’ offense is tight finish Jimmy Graham, who ranked second amongst NFC tight ends with eight receiving TDs in 2020. He had 386 receptions for 4,752 receiving yards and 51 touchdowns in 5 seasons with the Saints from 2010 to 2014. For the season, Graham was the fourth-leading receiver for Chicago with 50 receptions for 456 yards (9.1 common). He has 4 explosive performs and transformed 32 first downs.
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SportsLine’s mannequin is leaning over on the entire. In actual fact, it says Trubisky will throw for over 200 yards and a landing, whereas New Orleans operating backs will mix for greater than 120 dashing yards and a rating. It additionally says one aspect of the unfold has all the worth. You possibly can solely get the choose right here.
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