The Tennessee Titans bring their perfect 8-0 record into the Windy City to face the Chicago Bears this Sunday.
[articleBanner]who2beton[/articleBanner]Two teams with similar approaches promise to make this a hard core , low scoring physical affair. The way I see this is that the Tennessee Titans will continue to use a very conservative approach to each game by consistently using the run to control the clock and move the chains. Last week the Titans registered 178 rushing yards, the fourth time they had 150-plus rushing yards this season.
With that said, I predict that the Bears know what is headed their way, and will be fully prepared to stop the run. I also expect a smash mouth aggressive effort from the Bears physical run defense, as they stack the box and force Titans quarterback Kerry Collins to beat them with his arm.
Chicago ranks among the league leaders against ground attacks, allowing an average of just 81.8 yards per game. Meanwhile, the Bears Kyle Orton is expected this miss this game because of injury, and will be replaced with the inconsistent Rex Grossman. This negative situation will also have the Bears moving the ball down field, with a conservative mind set.
Titans’ defensive coordinator Jim Schwartz, in his usual aggressive manner, will try to make life difficult for Grossman with what has become a brutal brand of knock out football. It must be noted that the Titans have only allowed opposing offenses an average of 12.9 PPG this season,
There has been a fairly low Total attached to this tilt, but rightly so. Play the Under.
Free Pick: Titans, Bears Under 38 (-110)