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Cincinnati Bengals at Chicago Bears Tips - Back Bears to win and under total points

16 Sep 2021
  • NFL Week 2 game will take place at Soldier Field in Chicago on Sunday (18:00 BST)
  • The Bengals beat the Vikings 27-24 at home in overtime in their opening game
  • The Bears lost to the Rams 34-14 in LA in Week 1
  • This is the first meeting between the two teams since 2017
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The Bears host the Bengals on Sunday. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
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The NFL is definitely a much better place when Joe Burrow is around.

The second-year quarterback was phenomenal last week in Cincinnati’s overtime win over the Vikings, hooking up with rookie wide receiver Ja’Marr Chase for an impressive 50-yard touchdown early in the game.

Like always, there’s still some big question marks over the Bengals defensively though, which does make this another tough task against another NFC North opponent.

As expected, the Bears were no match for the Rams in their home-opener, but I still thought there was a bit to like about the way Chicago ran the ball.

David Montgomery finished with 108 yards and a touchdown against a top tier Rams defence, which spells potential trouble for the Bengals after Dalvin Cook had his way last week.


Also of concern is Cincinnati’s offensive line against a fierce Bears pass rush. Burrow was sacked five times last week in the win over Minnesota, so if Chicago can win the battle in the trenches and run the ball efficiently, they should be picking up a win at home.

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