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Kickoff: 8:20PM ET NBC
Odds: Oddsmakers from online sports book SBG Global have established the Eagles as 3-point favorites.
Current public betting information shows that 78% of bettors favor the Eagles –3 over the Bears.
Top Trends for this game:
PHILADELPHIA is 120-84 ATS (+27.6 Units) against conference opponents since 1992.
PHILADELPHIA is 26-12 ATS (+12.8 Units) against NFC North division opponents since 1992.
Head-to-Head Series History
CHICAGO is 1-0 against the spread versus PHILADELPHIA over the last 3 seasons
CHICAGO is 1-0 straight up against PHILADELPHIA over the last 3 seasons
1 of 1 games in this series have gone UNDER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons
Key Player Injuries:
[WR] Kevin Curtis expected to miss 6-8 weeks - Hernia - 08/20/08
[RB] Tony Hunt is upgraded to probable - Concussion - 09/22/08
[OG] Shawn Andrews missed last game %27?%27 - Back - 09/21/08
[TE] L.J. Smith left last game, "?" - Back - 09/22/08
(!) [QB] Donovan McNabb is probable. - Ribs - 09/23/08
(!) [RB] Brian Westbrook left last game %27?%27 - Ankle - 09/21/08
[CB] Jack Ikegwuonu IR - Knee - 08/27/08
[PR/KR] Devin Hester missed last game, %27?%27 - Ribs - 09/21/08
[OT] Chris Williams is out indefinitely - Back - 08/07/08
[CB] Brandon McGowan IR - Ankle - 09/17/08
The Eagles are the hotter team right now, but they’re also pretty banged up with running back Brian Westbrook and TE L.J. Smith expected to miss the game Sunday night. The Bears choked away wins in Carolina and at home last week against Tampa, but they’re also incredibly tough to beat at home. The defense will look to bounce back and without the threat of Westbrook to stop, Chicago can focus on shutting down quarterback Donovan McNabb (also banged up) and the Eagles’ passing game. As long as Bears’ quarterback Kyle Orton can survive Philly’s incredible pass rush, Chicago might sneak out an upset. We predict the Bears over the Eagles 13-10.
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