After a Week 1 win in overtime, the Cincinnati Bengals hit the road for the first time as they travel to the Windy City for a date with the Chicago Bears.
The biggest storyline for this game will be a potential “Andy Dalton revenge game”, as Dalton spent nine years in the Queen City before the Bengals took Joe Burrow first overall and moved on from the Red Rifle. Dalton didn’t have a great showing in his Bears debut and with the calls for Justin Fields growing louder, we might not get a true revenge game from the former Cincy signal-caller.
Even with the quarterback play being shaky, the Bears have a great defense and this game will be a fun one for sure. The Bengals took down one NFC North team though and they’re looking to move to 2-0 both on the year and against the division.
Bengals vs Bears Odds Week 2
The Bengals enter this game as three-point underdogs to the Bears, per WynnBET. The moneyline for the underdogs is set at +120 while the favorites sit at -140. The total number of points is set at 45.
Bengals vs Bears Prediction Week 2
Cincinnati has a tough schedule this year but the early portion is where they need to make it count. They came through and took care of business against the Vikings but that was in the confines of Paul Brown Stadium, which helped tremendously in getting the Minnesota o-line to commit three false start penalties.
It’ll be a different story in Chicago, as Bengals fans will be few and far between. Will Joe Burrow and the Bengals offense be able to rise to the occasion and make some magic happen in the Windy City?
We saw Burrow and the offense struggle in the first quarter of action but once he started cooking, fans saw the same ol’ Burrow we started to see take off as a rookie last year. It won’t be easy going into Chicago and coming out victorious, but Cincy is only a three-point underdog. They can absolutely walk out of Soldier Field with a W.