Chicago vs. Dallas,
10/01/2012 20:30 EDT,
Score: 34 - 18
Point Spread: -3/-110 Dallas
The 2-1 Bears have two big wins at home against weak opponents (Indy and St. Louis) and then got beat big on the road in Green Bay. Jay Cutler has struggled in the last two games, failing to exceed 183 yards passing and tossing for just one score. He was intercepted four times in Green Bay and once by the visiting Rams. Worse yet, Cutler has been sacked 11 times this season while being hit hard far more times than that. The offensive line continues to be a major issue and facing the Cowboys in Dallas is not going to do anything to improve the blocking.
The Dallas Cowboys defense has been outstanding and now they’ll face a Bears club that is likely going to be without Matt Forte. Even if Forte goes, he’ll be at half speed. Dallas has the better corners on defense and the guys up front to put pressure on the slow moving Cutler. I like Dallas at home behind Romo and look for Bryant, Austin, and Witten to all have big games.