Chicago Bears (0-0) vs Tennessee Titans (0-0)
Game Info: Saturday, August 12, 2023 at 1:00 pm (Soldier Field)
Betting Odds: Chicago Bears -3.5 -- Over/Under: 37 Click Here for the Latest Odds
The Tennessee Titans and Chicago Bears face off on Saturday in Week 1 NFL preseason game at Soldier Field.
Fields Looks to Take Step Forward
Justin Fields showed some real flashes during the 2022 season, but they need him to be even better this season, and they also need him to stay healthy. Bears head coach Matt Eberfus has confirmed that Fields is going to play in this game, although it’s unclear how long he’s going to play. Fields should play at least one series, but it’s not expected that he’s going to play more than 15 plays. The Bears also traded for DJ Moore this offseason and it’s expected that he’s going to play in this game. Last season with the Carolina Panthers he caught 63 passes for 888 yards and seven touchdowns. The defense was a big issue for the Bears and the defense is going to need to step up here.
Who’s the Starting Quarterback?
The Titans have said they already know who is going to start under center in this game. Ryan Tannehill is listed as number one on the depth chart, but it could be Malik Willis who starts in this game. Will Levis was drafted in the second round of this years draft, but he’s third on the depth chart. Levis has earned a lot of praise this preseason, and he could end up two or one on the depth chart by the end of the preseason. The Titans will also be coached by Terrell Williams in this game. Vrabel will be there also, but he wants Williams to get a chance to lead the team here.
Titans vs Bears Trends
Titans are 6-1-1 against the spread in their last 8 road games. Titans are 4-1-1 against the spread in their last 6 games as a road underdog. Under is 5-0 in Titans last 5 Saturday games. Under is 4-0 in Titans last 4 games overall.
Shane’s Free Pick
The Titans might be underdogs, but I think they are going to find success here. The talk has been about how Levis has impressed during training camp, and I expect he’s going to have a big game against the Bears defense, especially their backups. The quarterback play by the Titans will be the difference as Tennessee is going to get the job done here. Back the Titans against the spread.