Chicago Bears and New York Giants to stay ‘under’ on Monday night
Written by North Shore Sports, INC
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The Bears (1-0) and the Giants (0-1) both went ‘under’ in their preseason openers on the NFL lines, with the Bears defeating the Buffalo Bills 10-3 and the Giants losing to the Carolina Panthers 20-10. Don’t look for the scoring to suddenly pick up here, so go ‘under’ again on Monday, August 22nd at New Meadowlands Stadium in East Rutherford, NJ on ESPN at 8:00 ET.
Giants Head Coach Tom Coughlin has never been a big fan of preseason, and it showed in the Giants’ performance last week on the NFL lines vs. what was the worst team in the NFL last season. The Bears, meanwhile, are having major issues with the offensive line, which cannot be making their often disgruntled quarterback Jay Cutler happy.
Current Line at Bookmaker Sportsbook: New York Giants (-4), Total 34
Before continuing with that contest, flash back to the regular season meeting between these teams last October 3rd right here in this stadium in a game won by the Giants 17-3. In that contest, the Giants set an NFL record by recording nine sacks in the first half, ultimately finishing with 10 in the game.
Now we get that the regular season and the preseason are two entirely different animals, but the reason we brought that up is because the Bears yielded nine sacks to the Bills last week! That makes the Giants the last team the Bears want to face right now while working on those offensive line difficulties.
Just about the only good news from the Chicago offense last week was that it produced 164 rushing yards on 35 carries, as the Bears resorted to many more running plays while passing for only 94 yards with the quarterbacks running for their lives. Now the Bears may game plan more running plays this week, and that would actually benefit this ‘under’ selection even more while keeping the clock running.
The Bears announced that they are making no changes to the starting offensive line this week, so that could make things interesting. At least the defense played well, limiting the Bills to only 190 total yards. The Bears were gushing about a couple of undrafted free agents, defensive end Mario Addison and linebacker Dom DiCicco, and defensive end Addison may be the next in the line of great pass rushers to come out of Troy University.
That list includes the Giants’ Osi Umenyiora, who is now slated for arthroscopic surgery on his knee and will now miss at least four weeks of action. Even without Umenyiora, the Giants recorded four sacks vs. Carolina last week and they only allowed Cam Newton to complete eight of his 19 passes while Jimmy Clausen completed four out of seven.
We actually do not think this game will be that much different from the regular season meeting last year, as the defenses dictate from start to finish.
NFL Lines Selection: Take the Chicago Bears, New York Giants ‘under’ 34
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