The Bears had one of the top defenses in football during the 2018 season. They ranked first in fewest points allowed, third in fewest yards allowed, and first in turnovers and interceptions. The play of their defense propelled them to the NFC divisional round where they suffered a heart-breaking loss to the Philadelphia Eagles. However, the future still looked bright in Chicago after the infamous “double-doink.” At least, so we thought.
Last night, the Bears suffered a 10-3 loss at home to their division rival Green Bay. Chicago’s defense picked up right where they left off by limiting Aaron Rodgers and the Packers to only 203 passing yards, 47 rushing yards, and 10 points. HOWEVER, Mitch Trubisky SUCKED and was the reason they lost the game. His performance was so poor that there should be serious concerns about him as an NFL quarterback going forward. This is a third year quarterback that should be taking the next step in his development but it looks as if he has regressed over the offseason. Looking at last night’s game film, Mitch was not progressing through his reads down field. Instead, he was staring down receivers before ultimately delivering an inaccurate pass into double or triple coverage. To no surprise, this actually sealed the game on the Bear’s final offensive drive as Trubisky stared down wide receiver Allen Robinson before delivering a weak interception to former Chicago Bear now Green Bay Packer, Adrian Amos. After the game, Packer’s cornerback Tramon Williams said, “We knew if we could get Mitchell Trubisky to play quarterback we could win.” That quote and Trubisky's performance last night should be very telling to the Bear’s front office and to the Bear's fans that Mitch Trubisky is not NFL quarterback material.
Despite all their weapons, I don’t know how anyone could trust the Bear’s offense going forward. We need to watch them closely each week and see if they are showing any signs of progress, especially Trubisky, before we start trusting them to cover spreads. However, playing the under in games that Chicago is playing in this season makes a lot of sense because of their elite defense combined with lackluster quarterback play. Week 2 provides a great opportunity to play the under as the Bears travel to Denver to take on the Broncos. The Denver offense also has a lot of question marks while boasting elite talent on the defensive side of the ball. Those factors should make it a low scoring game. In 2018, the under was 12-3-1 (80%) in games Denver played in while the under was 9-8 (53%) in games Chicago played in. Our advice for this week 2 matchup and the Bears going forward, TAKE THE UNDER.