The Chicago Bears go on the road to play the New York Giants in Week 2 NFL action following their thrilling come-from-behind victory against the Lions last week. As 5.5-point favorites, according to FanDuel Sportsbook, the Bears are expected to keep rolling and move to 2-0 on the season.
With that in mind, here are three bold predictions for the Bears against the Giants.
1. Eddie Jackson Shines With a Pick-Six
Eddie Jackson made a name for himself during his first two NFL seasons when he racked up 8 interceptions and 3 touchdowns. Upon his move to strong safety last year, he didn't put up quite the same numbers. The Bears have moved him back to his original spot this season and he draws a great matchup in Week 2 against quarterback Daniel Jones and the Giants. Jones threw 2 interceptions in Week 1, and he threw a total of 12 last season. Jackson just signed a 4-year, $58.4 million contract extension and will be hungry to show why he is worth every bit of it. Don't be surprised if we see Jackson's fourth career pick-six this Sunday.
2. David Montgomery Runs for Over 100 Yards
The Bears' success on offense this season will have a lot to do with the development of second-year running back David Montgomery. Montgomery rushed for 889 yards and scored 7 total touchdowns last season as a rookie. In Week 1, Montgomery made the most of his 13 rushing attempts, as he averaged 4.9 yards per carry on his way to 64 rushing yards. He now faces a Giants' defense that gave up 113 rushing yards to Steeler's running back Benny Snell Jr. in Week 1. In fact, the Giants ranked No. 25 in rush yards allowed per game last season with an average of 141 yards. Look for Montgomery to get an increase in touches this week and have a big day running the ball.
3. Jimmy Graham Has 4+ Catches and Finds the Endzone Again
The Bears knew they had to make a change at tight end this past offseason so they went out and signed veteran Jimmy Graham. They were also the first team to draft a tight end when they selected Cole Kmet in the second round. However, It was Graham who performed well in Week 1 scoring a touchdown to go along with 25 yards on 3 catches. The New York Giants gave up 8 touchdowns to tight ends last season and Jimmy Graham has built up a reputation of being a red zone threat all throughout his career. His 6-foot-7, 265 lb. frame is a mismatch against any Giants defender. The Bears should be looking his way if they get down near the end zone again this week, so expect Graham to have another solid outing.
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