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Week 6 of the NFL season kicks off with the Washington Commanders at the Chicago Bears. Let’s get into the Commanders Bears preview. These teams have been bad this season, and a big reason is due to the quarterback play. Justin Fields is 31st in the league in passer rating while Carson Wentz isn’t much better coming in at 18th in the league. They’ve been bad for different reasons. The offensive line in Chicago is bad, and that limits what the Bears can do on offense. Justin Fields ranks 32nd in the league in passing attempts, and is 31st in yards. He just doesn’t have enough time to throw the ball. Carson Wentz’s problem is turnovers. He already has 6 INTs this season, just 1 behind league leaders Matt Ryan and Matt Stafford. He’s also lost 3 fumbles this season.

The Bears are once again salty on Defense, ranking 15th in the league in ppg. They are giving up just over 21 ppg in 2022. Chicago is a well coached team, ranking bottom-10 in the league in penalties with just 27 this season. The Commanders have been able to move the ball through the air. They are 10th in the league in passing yards per game. Washington’s defense that was dominant a few years ago needs to find their form. They are middle of the league in sacks, and dead last in turnovers with just 1 this season. The Bears enter this contest 2-3 while the Commanders are just 1-4. Commanders Bears preview.

  • Washington Commanders @ Chicago Bears (PK) o/u: 38

    Commanders Bears Preview Justin Fields

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    I feel gross picking this game. It’s one of those matchups that would not be on my card if not for being on primetime. But, it’s a stand alone NFL game, so there will be action on it. I feel like the public is going to be all over Chicago in this spot. The Commanders stink, Carson Wentz throws too many picks, and Chicago has already won 2 games this season. I think Washington’s defense has the ability to dominate this game, and force some turnovers. As long as Washington doesn’t give the game away, I lean Washington. This is one of the rare times I’m backing a road team on Thursday Night Football.┬áThe public is starting to catch on to the fact that unders are hitting in a huge way this season. I think this low number is an overreaction. I would lean over, but I do not love it.

    PICK: Washington Commanders PK