2007 Season NFL Football Past Picks
September 09, 2007
Chicago at San Diego
Sunday 09/09 04:15 PM Eastern
3 units on Chicago +6 RESULT: loss
In our season wins predictions, we predict a tough road for the Bears in 2007. But, we like them to cover the spread here vs. the San Diego Super Chargers. Both of these teams are very motivated with each suffering a dissapointing final loss last season. We are no fan of Rex Grossman. But if there's a time to back him, it's when he hasn't yet had time to "think" too much. Last season, Chicago struggled late, but early on they were lights-out, outscoring opponents 221-69 in their first seven games. The Chargers are a very talented team. Inexplicably, they revamped the entire coaching staff after a 14-2 season. While it may not hamper them, it likely won't help. Chicago's defense really fell apart last year after losing two key starters mid-season. Tommie Harris is back and healthy and we look for Chicago's defensive dominance to return this year. This defense is going to be "up" for the challenge of facing LaDanian Tomlinson. And let's not forget the Bears have won 15 of their last 19 games straight-up including 7-1 on the road. They scored a league-high 30.4 points per game on the road last season. San Diego meanwhile is just 2-4 ATS in their last six home games and 2-5 ATS in their last seven games overall. Look for a hard-fought battle vs. a blowout, and for the Bears to cover this large number.