The Chicago Bears will hope to avoid their first 0-2 start since 2017 when they host the Cincinnati Bengals in Week 2 of the 2021 NFL schedule on Sunday. Kickoff from Soldier Field is set for 1 p.m. ET. Chicago is a 1.5-point favorite in the latest Bengals vs. Bears odds from Caesars Sportsbook, while the over-under for total points scored is 44.5. (See the latest NFL lines for every game this week on our NFL odds page.)
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The model knows Chicago (0-1) struggled in its season-opener, as it allowed the game's first 13 points and never recovered in a 34-14 road loss against the Los Angeles Rams. Veteran quarterback Andy Dalton was sacked three times and intercepted once as he failed to throw a touchdown pass in his team debut. Running back David Montgomery was one of the few bright spots for the Bears, running for 108 yards and a TD on 16 carries.
The model also knows Cincinnati (1-0) squandered a 10-point lead in the fourth quarter at home against Minnesota in Week 1 but came away with a 27-24 overtime victory. Playing for the first time since tearing the ACL and MCL in his left knee in Week 11 of his 2020 rookie season, quarterback Joe Burrow completed 20-of-27 attempts for 261 yards and a pair of touchdowns. One of the scoring passes went to former LSU teammate Ja'Marr Chase, who made five catches for 101 yards in his debut after being taken with the fifth overall pick in the 2021 NFL Draft.
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