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After two wins in their last three games, the Chicago Bears travel to Los Angeles to face off against the Chargers on Sunday Night Football. Chicago had a better year already this season than in the past three years combined. While they still aren’t where they want to be record-wise, they are definitely improving in every aspect of the game.
Los Angeles has been a massive disappointment since the season started with potential Super Bowl hopes. Although the 2-4 Chargers have been through a tough schedule thus far, facing off against the Chiefs, Dolphins, and Cowboys.
The Chargers possess some of the best talent in the league, with running back Austin Ekeler and wide receiver Keenan Allen. They have a lot of holes in their game, but Justin Herbert should put together a big night.
Let’s take a look at our favorite props for the matchup.
Bears quarterback Justin Fields was ruled out of his week six matchup due to a dislocated right thumb. While he is looking to return in week 9, he has been ruled out on Sunday.
Chicago named former Shepherd University quarterback Tyson Bagent the starter in Fields' absence. He played well in his only start last week against the Raiders, and the Bears picked up the victory. He was consistent and safe with his throws, resulting in many yards.
Last week against Las Vegas, Bagent threw for 162 yards and a touchdown. While the Raiders have a good passing defense, ranking 10th in the league, the Chargers rank last against the pass in the NFL.
Los Angeles allows 310 passing yards per game to opposing quarterbacks. Bagent could be in for his best game yet.
The Bears have improved in the past few weeks. The Chargers are typcially the victims of shootouts week after week because of their lackluster defense.
We understand the bears aren’t all that great, but just like Bagent, this is an opportunity for the team to put some points on the board like they did against Washington a few weeks ago.
Los Angeles gives up 25.8 points per game on average, which is 24th in the league. We don’t expect Chicago to be the team to come out on top at the end of this one, but they could show up and score points.
Since adding D.J. Moore, the Bears finally have a clear number-one receiver for whoever decides to play quarterback.
This could be an excellent night for the offense if Chicago can get Moore involved early and often. This also includes starting running back D’onta Foreman, who had 120 total yards and three total touchdowns just a week ago.
Herbert has been the focal point of this Chargers offense since entering the league just a few years ago. This team relies on his talent and abilities every year to put them in a Super Bowl contender conversation.
The Chargers lost Mike Williams for the season a few weeks ago, which has been a significant loss for the offense. Yet, wide receiver Joshua Palmer has filled in fairly nicely, picking up the slack.
Chicago is 29th in the league in passing touchdowns allowed to opposing quarterbacks. This Chargers team can make some noise in the postseason but has to improve their record.
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Tanner Kern has been working in the betting industry since 2020. He currently is a social media content creator at DraftKings and contributes to multiple sites in addition to WSN, including Forbes and VSiN. He is also the cohost of the podcast Ride the Line at WSN.More info on Tanner Kern
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