The Bears looked solid this past Sunday when they played the St. Louis Rams. Chicago did manage to grab a decisive victory with a 23 to 6 win over the Rams, but they did not win easily. They will need to dig deep this Monday when they take on the Dallas Cowboys if they wish to get a win for the week. With the odds putting the Bears at +3.5 against America’s Team in the game, they have a good chance of covering even though they probably will not win.
The reason they have little chance of winning for the week is the fact that all star running back Matt Forte is probably not playing. With him out again, that puts the ball primarily in the hands if the indecisive Jay Cutler. This is not good for the Bears, as the Cowboys have recently shook up their corner back line up with rookie Morris Claiborne and veteran Brandon Carr. These two have the potential for big, game changing turnovers, so Cutler better watch out and be careful throwing the ball.
Similarly, Brian Urlacher needs to keep Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo pressured throughout the game this Monday. Romo hasn’t had a huge game in quite a while and is certainly due for one. Urlacher absolutely must help his team pressure Romo into making game changing mistakes throughout the match up. If not, the Bears could be looking at a 2-2 record as opposed to 3-1. They need every win they can get, too, as their division is extremely competitive this season.
Getting into a good rhythm on both sides of the ball is extremely important for the Bears if they wish to put up a fight this coming Monday night in primetime. If they cannot, the Cowboys will almost certainly be leaving week 4 with a win. While you should feel assured making the Bears one of your NFL picks this week, they still have an uphill battle if they wish to come out of Monday’s game with a win.