As the Sunday match-ups for the NFL’s Week 2 wind down, the Chicago Bears and Philadelphia Eagles prepare for their Monday Night Football contest. If the Eagles can pull off a win, they’ll be tied for first place in the NFC East with the New York Giants. However, the Bears will be fighting to stay out of last place in the NFC North. If Chicago can’t get past Philadelphia on Monday, they’ll be the only team in their division without a win.
NFL Week 1 Results
The Eagles had a strong Week 1 with a 29-10 victory over the Cleveland Browns at home. Meanwhile, after getting off to a good start in the first quarter, the Bears dropped a game on the road to the Houston Texans.
According to the standard fantasy football scoring provided by the NFL, neither Carson Wentz (19.42) nor Jay Cutler (12.04) were Top 10 performers at the quarterback position in Week 1. The top running backs from either team missed their position’s respective Top 10 as well, with Ryan Matthews (15.90) leading Philly and Jeremy Langford (14.20) leading Chicago. Jordan Matthews (19.10) from the Eagles out-performed the Bears’ top receiver, Eddie Royal (12.10), while Philadelphia’s Nelson Agholor (12.10) came in with the exact same point total. No one from either team at the tight end or kicker position ended up in the Top 10, although the Eagles defense (11.50) ended up at No. 4 overall.
Week 2 Injury And Suspension Updates
According to the latest injury report for NFL Week 2 from CBS Sports, the Bears have listed both cornerback Kyle Fuller (knee) and tight end Ben Braunecker (ankle) as questionable for Monday night’s game. Defensive lineman Ego Ferguson continues to serve his four-game suspension.
The Philadelphia Eagles, on the other hand, have more serious injuries to worry about. On the offensive side of things, tight end Zack Ertz is out with a rib injury, while wide receiver Cayleb Jones is out with an undisclosed injury. On the defensive side, cornerback Leodis McKelvin is out with a hamstring injury, while defensive lineman Connor Wujciak will miss Week 2 with a shoulder injury.
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Eagles vs. Bears: Fantasy Football Projections
Chicago’s Jeremy Langford was projected to be the fifth overall highest offensive point-earner in Week 2 with 22.60 points, while the Eagles’ highest running back, Ryan Matthews, is only projected to register 6.30 points. Bears quarterback Jay Cutler was projected to finish at the No. 15 spot overall with 17.26 points. Although he had an impressive Week 1, Philly QB Carson Wentz is projected to score just 12.56 points, one of the lowest of any starting quarterbacks for Week 2. Chicago’s Alshon Jeffery is projected to be the No. 4 overall receiver with 14.80 points, while Kevin White is projected to score 11.00 points and Eddie Royal 9.90. The top receiver for Philadelphia barely cracks the Top 50 at 5.90 projected points. Once again, the tight ends and kickers for Philadelphia and Chicago aren’t expected to make much noise, although Chicago’s defense is projected to be the fourth best in the league with 9.50 points.
Eagles vs. Bears: Vegas Odds
As noted by Bleacher Report, the Bears were considered 1.5-point favorite at opening. As of Sunday evening, recent reports have Jay Cutler and the Bears as three-point favorites over the Eagles with an over/under of 42.5 points.
Where To Watch Philadelphia At Chicago
The NFL Week 2 match-up between the Philadelphia Eagles and the Chicago Bears will air live from Soldier Field in Chicago, Illinois. The game will be televised on ESPN with coverage beginning at 8:30 p.m. EST. For fans on the road, the game can also be heard on Westwood One Sports.
As of Sunday evening, tickets are still available to purchase for fans who want to see the Chicago Bears and Philadelphia Eagles live on Monday, September 19.
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