Philadelphia Eagles (-2) @ Chicago Bears Sunday Night NFL Pick: This Sunday Night Football game is intriguing. Not because either of these teams is living up to their lofty expectations but because both are playing very poorly of late, losing 7 of their last 10 combined. The Eagles have lost 3 of 5 while Chicago is 1-4 since beating Detroit and starting the season 3-1. But there’s a little sexiness in there too, two good quarterbacks, one young – Jay Cutler, one a seasoned veteran – Donovan McNabb, an Eagles team that really needs to start winning if they want to compete for an NFC East title and a Bears team that is basically a loss away from looking forward to next year.
The Eagles are 5-4, both straight up and against the spread. They have lost to Dallas and San Diego in back to back games. Their other two losses were to the Saints and Raiders, of all teams. They’ve beaten the Giants, Redskins, Buccaneers, Chiefs, and Panthers – not necessarily the best wins to signify greatness. The Bears beat the Steelers in Week 2, after that they have wins over Seattle, Detroit, and Cleveland – so neither team has done much against the top level.
But here’s the deal, Philadelphia is a pretty good team – Chicago is a pretty bad team. The Eagles might not run the ball well, but it’s not like Chicago is worth a dime on the ground either. The Bears give away turnovers like non-perishables, and the Eagles can make a team look silly in a hurry. I’ll take the better team.