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Carson Wentz To Make Monday Night Football Debut

The Philadelphia Eagles visit the Windy City to play the Chicago Bears on Monday Night Football to end Week 2 of the NFL regular season. The current line on top sportsbooks has Chicago favored by 3.5 points with the over/under point total on 42.

Philadelphia enters this game with a record of 1-0 straight up and against the spread. This will be the Eagles first game on the road this season. Chicago enters this game at 0-1 SU and ATS. This is Chicago’s first home game of the season.

Rookie quarterback Carson Wentz will lead the Eagles in their Monday Night Football clash against the Bears. In Week 1, Wentz and his Eagles defeated the Cleveland Browns 29-10 in his debut in Philadelphia after being drafted No. 2 overall this past spring.

The Eagles planned to have Wentz as their No. 2 quarterback to begin the season behind Sam Bradford, but the Eagles abruptly traded Bradford to Minnesota and Wentz was thrust into the No. 1 slot. He responded by passing for 278 yards and two touchdowns versus the Browns.

Chicago did not impress in its opening game of the season as the Bears could not score during the second half and fell to Houston 23-14. The Bears have not used their home field to their advantage of late, winning just once in 8 games played at Soldier Field last season.

The Eagles have a number of injuries on both sides of the ball to worry about. Zach Ertz their starting tight end has a rib problem and could not practice late in the week, which means he likely will miss the game.

At the same time, Cornerback Leodis McKelvin missed practice on Friday due to a hamstring strain. The Eagles are already lacking depth in the secondary due to a late preseason trade of Eric Rowe to the New England Patriots.

Bears star quarterback Jay Cutler received very little protection from his offensive line in Week 1. Cutler was sacked on five occasions in the game. He threw for just 216 yards and one touchdown.

The Bears defense, which last season was weak against the run, allowed the Texans to control the ball with over 36 minutes of possession.

Chicago is 9-1 when playing at home against rookie quarterbacks dating back to 2001.

Wentz’s passer rating of 101 was the highest for a rookie on the Eagles since 1972.

The OVER has cashed in 4 of the past 5 games between the two teams.

Prediction: Chicago’s offense is anemic while the Eagles is up and coming with Wentz. Lean here on the Eagles covering.

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