Texans vs Bears Expert Picks & Predictions for Week 3 NFL Game

Larry Rupp
Texans vs Bears expert picks, predictions and projections for NFL Week 3 game.
Texans vs Bears expert picks, predictions and projections for NFL Week 3 game. / AP Photos/Kamil Krzaczynski
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Only six teams remain undefeated through two weeks of NFL action, meaning a ton of squads will be looking to prove they have what it takes to win in Week 3. The Houston Texans will be aiming to secure their first victory of the year when they travel to take on the Chicago Bears at Soldier Field.

The Texans have exhibited improvement in 2022, but a Week 1 tie and a Week 2 defeat have left them nothing to show for it. Meanwhile, the Bears saw the spirits they built up in Week 1 get crushed in a Week 2 loss to the Green Bay Packers. Chicago has a chance to get back on track on Sunday.

Should Chicago really be favored against a hungry Houston team? Do the Texans have any chance of getting back to the .500 mark with an upset victory? Here's what projection models and experts across the industry have to say about the Texans vs Bears Week 3 matchup.

Texans vs Bears Projections

ESPN FPIBears (54.1%)
numberFireBears (64.2%)
FiveThirtyEightBears (66%)
Betting FavoriteBears (-2.5)

Projected Winner: Bears (4)

Texans vs Bears Expert Picks

ESPN Experts: Bears (5), Texans (2)
Sports Illustrated ExpertsTexans (4), Bears (1)
CBS Sports ExpertsTexans (6), Bears (1)

Expert Totals: Texans (12), Bears (7)

Well, there's a clear upset pick in Week 3. Twelve of the 19 experts listed trust the Texans to get the job done on the road, which differs from what the betting market is saying.

The projection models disagree in a big way, though. Two of the three models give the Bears at least a 64% chance of taking care of business in front of their home crowd.

The 2022 NFL season has shown that no team should be overlooked, so fans ought to prepare for a thrilling game on Sunday.

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