NFL Week 5 Predictions - Capper's Play Of The Week Bears vs. Colts

Indianapolis Colts players in the field

Ian Cameron

Saturday, October 8, 2016 7:43 PM UTC

Saturday, Oct. 8, 2016 7:43 PM UTC

The Indianapolis Colts will be hosting the Chicago Bears on Sunday and sports handicapper Ian Cameron has made this affair his play of the week. Join him for his betting preview and get you NFL week 5 picks ready!

 Chicago Bears vs. Indianapolis Colts

The Indianapolis Colts have one of the worst and most brutal scheduling spots in a long time coming into this game. Indianapolis played in London, England last weekend in a losing effort to the Jacksonville Jaguars and now have to travel all the way back across the ocean and play the very next week as head coach Chuck Pagano opted not to have a bye week for the Colts following their London game which most NFL teams have done since the league started the series of games being played in England. I’m not sure we get a very strong performance from the Colts given the situation and even if they do play their best, they are a tough team to trust laying this many points to anyone right now. The Chicago Bears are an injury riddled team especially on defense but I was impressed by the response they gave last week in getting their first win of the season against the Detroit Lions as they defeated them by a score of 17-14 and held them without an offensive TD. 

QB Brian Hoyer played well in the win and I think it is becoming clear that he is being received better by his Bears teammates than Jay Cutler. Even with all the injuries on defense, the team stepped up with a strong effort and got pressure throughout the game on Lions QB Matt Stafford and that is something they should be able to duplicate here against a very mediocre Indianapolis offensive line which has not given QB Andrew Luck much time in the pocket all season. Carolina laying a FG is my NFL Week 5 Play Of The Week. Indianapolis is 1-3 SU this season and their lone victory was a come from behind win against a banged up San Diego Chargers team 26-22 a couple weeks ago. Indianapolis hasn’t sniffed a margin of victory by more than this pointspread all season and I expect the Colts to be in trouble to win this game and let alone by margin here. I’ll make Chicago my NFL Week 5 pick.


Free NFL Picks: Chicago +5 -110 
Best Line Offered: at 5Dimes
NFL POW Record: 3-1 75%

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