Back to the gridiron after a sweep on Saturday. Between the NFL and college football, we went 4-0 to give ourselves a nice little profit. If you were on Mayweather, that was an easy one as well. We’re going to Nashville on Sunday where the Chicago Bears will travel to Tennessee for a Week 3 preseason meeting. Don’t worry, we’re getting closer to the regular season! After Monday, teams really have to take a close look at their rosters and make some tough decisions. Cuts are on the horizon as teams do away with some of the dead weight. It’s not the end of the road for some guys, who will catch on with other teams.
The Bears aren’t so sure the direction they’re going in to start the season. They have a couple of choices at quarterback: rookie Mitchell Trubisky or veteran Mike Glennon. This game should decide any questions. They have a battle going on in Chicago, while the Titans have their starting quarterback all set. The popular opinion is that Trubisky will get the start. However, believe it or not, they did not acquire Glennon on the cheap. Glennon came to Chicago with the expectations that he’d be the starter. That thought process may have changed a bit when they drafted Trubisky.
A lot of people laughed at the Bears for drafting Trubisky, but thus far, he’s looked like an NFL quarterback. It’s only preseason, so you have to take this all with a grain of salt. Dak Prescott really showed off last preseason, and it translated over to the regular season, but that’s certainly not always the case. I think due to the fact the Bears gave Glennon a decent enough contract, his rope is going to be just a bit longer. But it’s up to him here to go out and perform against the Titans. Let’s get straight to our NFL Preseason pick, as we wrap up Week 3 of the preseason on Sunday.
Chicago Bears vs. Tennessee Titans Betting Odds:
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Bears vs. Titans Pick:
The Titans are fresh off a 34-27 win over the Panthers last week. It looked much better than the 7-3 snoozer they played in the week before. The Titans didn’t get much from the quarterbacks, but Marcus Mariota tossed up a touchdown to signal his exit from the game. The Titans got a solid effort out of their running backs, as they combined for 3 touchdowns on the ground. Derrick Henry led the way with 2 touchdowns. I expect Henry to take on a bigger role in the offense this season next to DeMarco Murray. The Titans are unsure if Murray will get his first workload of the preseason this afternoon against the Bears.
I look for Glennon and Trubisky going for broke in this game. They are going to treat this game like it’s an important one. For Glennon, in particular, it’s a very important game. Yeah, Trubisky isn’t going to be blamed if he opens the year as the backup, but I think it comes down to a sense of pride for Glennon. Glennon and Trubisky will get plenty of looks in this game to throw the ball around the yard. Conversly, the starting Tennessee offense, which I really think is going to do big things in 2017, will get some extended playing time against the Bears. I also like the fact that veteran Matt Cassel will be behind Mariota in this matchup. This has the makings for some points on Sunday afternoon. Look for enough points to push this one OVER the posted total of 43.
PICK: OVER 43 (-110)