NY JETS vs. CHICAGO 10/28/2018 NFL Odds, Pick & Preview

The NY JETS and the CHICAGO will both be gunning for a victory on 10/28/2018 at 1:00 PM when they meet in a game matchup.

NEW YORK JETS vs CHICAGO BEARS
When: 1:00 PM ET, Sunday, October 28, 2018
Where: Soldier Field, Chicago, Illinois

ROT TEAM PS OU ML
257 NY JETS -8 (-110) 45 (-110) 260
-330
258 CHICAGO

TV: 1:00 PM
LINE: -8
PREDICTION: CHICAGO , NY JETS

Oddsmakers currently have the CHICAGO listed as -8 point favorites versus the NY JETS, while the game’s total is sitting at 45.

The Chicago Bears have fallen just short in back-to-back losses and hope to have enough to get to the finish line this Sunday when they host the New York Jets. After a three-point overtime loss at Miami on Oct. 14, the Bears went back and forth with the high-powered New England Patriots before falling 38-31, with a Hail Mary completion on the final play leaving them one yard short.

“Coming up one yard short and not tying the game and going to overtime, that’s not good enough anymore,” quarterback Mitchell Trubisky told reporters after the loss in which he was 26-for-50 for 333 yards, two touchdowns and two interceptions. The Jets scored 76 points during a two-game winning streak before they were stifled in a 37-17 loss to the Minnesota Vikings at home last week. Rookie Sam Darnold completed only 17-of-42 attempts while throwing a season-high three interceptions and getting sacked three times. “He tries to get better and learn from his mistakes,” New York head coach Todd Bowles told reporters of Darnold’s mindset after the rocky performance. “He studies. And he works to get better every day. So attitude-wise, he’s been great.”

TV: 1 p.m. ET, CBS. LINE: Bears -7.5. O/U: 45

ABOUT THE JETS (3-4): The locker room received a bit of a blow when the team announced that running back Bilal Powell, who ranks second with 343 rushing yards, was to undergo season-ending neck surgery that could end the career of the longest-tenured Jet. “It’s one of the toughest things,” nose tackle Steve McLendon told reporters. “It almost makes me emotional because I know how hard he worked. … This is how a lot of guys feed their family, and you never want to see someone lose that ability.” The team will lean a little more on leading rusher Isaiah Crowell, but he has been hampered by a foot injury since his franchise-record 219 yards against Denver in Week 5 and had just 29 yards on 11 carries last week.

ABOUT THE BEARS (3-3): A Chicago defense that dominated in a 3-1 start has given up nearly 1,000 total yards and 44 first downs during the two-game slide, a trend it hopes to reverse against the 21-year-old Darnold. “As a rookie, we want to make him make a mistake,” safety Eddie Jackson told the Chicago Sun Times. “We’re going to send pressure at him and hopefully get some turnovers.” Star linebacker Khalil Mack had five sacks and four forced fumbles though the first four games but has zero in both categories over the last two contests as he deals with an ankle issue that has limited him in practice this week.

EXTRA POINTS

1. Bears TE Trey Burton had career highs of nine catches and 126 yards last Sunday.

2. Jets CB Trumaine Johnson (quadriceps) is expected to miss his fourth straight game.

3. Chicago is 8-3 against New York and has won the last four meetings.

PREDICTION: Bears 27, Jets 20

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