Chicago Bears vs Kansas City Chiefs 9/24/2023 – In Week 3 of the NFL season, the Chicago Bears will be on the road, facing off against the Kansas City Chiefs at the GEHA Field at Arrowhead Stadium. The Bears are desperate for their first win of the season, while the Chiefs aim to maintain their momentum. In this comprehensive 800-word blog post, we’ll break down the matchup, and analyze recent performances, key players, and strategies for both teams. The NFL picks this week are flourishing online as these top teams battle in an important matchup.
Chicago Bears vs Kansas City Chiefs 9/24/2023
|When:||Sunday, September 24, 2023 4:25 PM ET|
|Where:||GEHA Field at Arrowhead Stadium|
|Bears||+11.5 (-112)||+400||48.5 o (-111)|
|Chiefs||-11.5 (-110)||-549||48.5 u (-112)|
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As the Bears gear up to take on the Chiefs, the odds favor Kansas City, with the Bears being pegged as 11.5-point underdogs by Vegas oddsmakers. The betting total for the game has been set at 48.5, indicating a potentially high-scoring affair.
The Chicago Bears enter this matchup with an 0-2 record for the season. In their most recent outing, they faced the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and suffered a 27-17 defeat. Quarterback Justin Fields had a challenging day, completing 16 of 29 passes for 211 yards, along with one touchdown and two interceptions.
D.J. Moore emerged as a key target, showcasing his skills with 104 yards on 6 receptions, averaging 17.3 yards per catch. The Bears’ ground game, led by Khalil Herbert, recorded 67 yards on 16 carries, averaging 4.2 yards per rush. Despite these efforts, the Bears managed only 236 total yards on 51 plays.
Defensively, the Bears allowed the Buccaneers to complete 26 passes out of 34 attempts for 317 yards, with a completion rate of 76.5%. Additionally, they conceded 120 rushing yards on 34 attempts, averaging 3.5 yards per carry surrendered. The Bears have been struggling defensively, allowing an average of 32.5 points per game.
NFL Week 3 Matchup Analysis and Predictions
Offensively, the Bears have accumulated 547 total yards over two games, with an average of 94.5 rushing yards per game, ranking them 22nd in the league. They’ve registered 21 first downs but have committed 12 penalties for 89 yards. Chicago has scored a total of 2 passing touchdowns and 2 rushing touchdowns. However, they’ve turned the ball over four times (3 interceptions and 1 fumble).
In terms of passing defense, the Bears have allowed 554 yards, placing them 27th in the league, and have conceded an average of 277.0 passing yards per game. They’ve allowed a completion rate of 67.2%. Overall, the Bears have yielded an average of 383.0 total yards per game, ranking them 29th in the NFL. Opponents are averaging 3.2 yards per rushing attempt and 106.0 rushing yards per game against Chicago.
The Kansas City Chiefs head into this game with a 1-1 record for the season. In their previous matchup, they secured a 17-9 victory against the Jacksonville Jaguars. Quarterback Patrick Mahomes had an efficient outing, throwing for 305 yards and 2 touchdowns, earning a QB rating of 98.1.
Skyy Moore played a significant role in the receiving corps, catching 3 passes for 70 yards, and averaging 23.3 yards per reception. Isiah Pacheco led the rushing attack with 12 carries for 70 yards, averaging 5.8 yards per carry. Overall, the Chiefs gained 399 total yards on 64 plays, averaging 6.2 yards per play.
NFL Latest Odds: Chicago Bears +115
On defense, Kansas City allowed the Jaguars to complete 23 out of 42 passes for 197 yards at an impressive 54.8 completion rate; Kansas City also gave up 74 rushing yards on 18 attempts and averaged an effective 4.1 yards per rush allowed rate against them. Overall, Kansas City has proven effective defending by giving up an average of 15.0 points per game against opponents.
Offensively, the Chiefs have averaged 357.5 total yards per game this season – placing them ninth overall in the NFL. Their rushing attack has averaged 95.5 yards per game for 191 total rushing yards over seven games this year. Notably, none of their turnovers have resulted in turnovers; instead, they have amassed 119 penalty yards from 15 infractions to rank eighth overall in penalties against them.
The Chiefs have amassed 524 passing yards this season, averaging 262.0 passing yards per game and placing themselves 6th in the NFL. On average they’re scoring 18.5 points per game – ranking 22nd among their rivals.
Chicago Bears vs Kansas City Chiefs Betting Pick
In Week 3, as the Chicago Bears take on the Kansas City Chiefs, both teams have different motivations in mind. The Bears hope to secure their first win of the season while Patrick Mahomes of Kansas City aims to keep momentum alive and improve its record. Key players such as Justin Fields will play key roles in determining which side emerges victorious from this matchup.
At 11.5 points in their favor, Kansas City stands as an overwhelming favorite to defeat the Chicago Bears this week in Week 3. But anything can happen in football and fans can anticipate an exciting matchup on the field; one where either Kansas City will claim another win or the Bears pull an upset. Fans eagerly anticipate hearing the final whistle in Week 3. The sports betting predictions are in favor of Chicago to win this game.
Score Prediction: Bears 21, Chiefs 17.