NFL Picks: Preseason Week 2 Colts vs. Bears
As the NFL preseason progresses, Week Two promises some high-octane action with the Indianapolis Colts squaring off against the Chicago Bears this Saturday. The Bears are coming off a victory, whereas the Colts will be eager to bounce back after a loss. Football enthusiasts are all eyes on Lucas Oil Stadium, Indianapolis, with a 7:00 p.m. ET kickoff. Both of these teams might be very interesting for NFL Odds for different reasons. Meanwhile, the Bears have huge expectations from their fanbase, the Colts don’t and might repeat their disastrous 4-12 record from last year.
BUSR NFL Lines
- Spread: Bears +5 (-110), Colts -5 (-110)
- Moneyline: Bears +188, Colts -238
- Spread: Bears O 37.5 (-110), Colts U 37-5 (-110)
Justin Fields: The Rookie Prodigy
The Chicago Bears marked their preseason debut with a promising 23-17 triumph over the Tennessee Titans at Soldier Field. After trailing by three points at halftime, the Bears showcased a formidable defense in the second half. Rookie sensation Justin Fields kickstarted the match as a quarterback. Though Fields took to the air merely thrice, he managed two touchdown passes. Notably, he connected with the new recruit, DJ Moore, on a stunning 62-yard touchdown. Khalil Herbert, too, was on the receiving end of Fields’ 56-yard touchdown magic. Finishing with a perfect 3-3 for 129 yards, Fields’s performance offers Bears’ fans hope for the season, with a case to be made as a dark horse MVP candidate.
The game also spotlighted other talents. Nathan Peterman, Tyson Bagent, and PJ Walker took the quarterback helm after Fields. Rocshon Johnson, fresh from Texas, emerged as a promising talent with his commendable ground game. Veteran DJ Moore, though limited in his debut, made an explosive entry with his singular 62-yard catch. As for injuries, while Chase Claypool is on the radar as questionable, Jake Tonges remains on the injured reserve.
Colts’ Anthony Richardson: High Hopes
The Colts’ preseason initiation was a 23-19 setback against the Bills. However, the silver lining was the debut of their potential future quarterback, Anthony Richardson. The Floridian first-rounder had a reasonable outing with 7 completions off 12 attempts, tallying up to 67 yards. Gardner Minshew and Sam Ehlinger both showcased their mettle with a total of 144 yards combined, but touchdowns remained elusive in their air game.
The Colts’ scores were ground-oriented, with Jake Funk and Jason Huntley finding the end zone. The absence of star running back Jonathan Taylor was palpable, given his ongoing ankle rehab. Among the receivers, Malik Turner emerged as the key player, and rookie Josh Downs exhibited potential. The Colts’ injury woes are concerning, with prominent names like DeForest Buckner, Braden Smith, and Zack Moss listed.
The Colts may seemingly have an edge in quarterback depth, but their extensive injury list could tilt the balance. With the Bears possibly benefiting from a 5-point advantage, betting enthusiasts might lean toward Chicago.
In this intriguing Colts vs. Bears preseason spectacle, rookie quarterbacks and new recruits will be in the spotlight, all aiming to carve their mark. As teams experiment and strategize, fans will get a clearer picture of what’s in store for the upcoming NFL season. Early indications favor the Bears, but in football, expect the unexpected. Regardless of the outcome, Saturday promises gridiron greatness.