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Chicago Bears vs. Tennessee Titans 11/8/2020 NFL Picks, Prediction, and Preview

The Chicago Bears visit the Tennessee Titans on 11/8/2020 at 1:00PM.

Chicago and Tennessee face off in a critical regular season game as part of this unpredictable and chaotic 2020 NFL Season. Chicago has a record of 5-3 this season. Tennessee is 5-2 this season. Both have players to meet and know.

Chicago Team Defense Preview

Chicago faces 6.0 plays per drive, this defense gives up 29.6 yards per drive, and opponents score 1.78 points per offensive possession. 39.4% of the time on defensive possessions, opponents will score a Touchdown or convert on a Field Goal Attempt, but 9.6% of the time, they force opposing offenses to turn the ball over. Their offensive drives start typically at their opponent’s Own 29.5 yard line, they usually take up 2:36 of time.

This defense holds opposing quarterbacks to a Quarterback Rating (QBR) of 82.5 and on 1.7% of passes thrown, it results in an interception. Chicago has forced a sack rate of 5.5% this season.

We will get more situational with Chicago and examine various situations. They have faced 114 third down attempts this season and opponents have converted 34 of these attempts, which comes out to a success rate of 29.8%. There is nothing more pressure-packed than fourth down situations. They have had to wall up against 12 fourth down attempts this season and opponents have converted 8 of these attempts, which comes out to a conversion rate of 40.0%. Defenses need to prevent possessions from reaching the Red Zone. They have allowed 30 Red Zone entrances this season and opponents successfully turned a Red Zone entrance into an End Zone celebration 12 times, which works itself out to a success rate of 40.0%.

Chicago Team Offense Preview

Chicago has run 5.9 plays per drive and they generate 27.6 yards per drive, and this offense puts up 1.71 points per drive. On 33.3% of offensive possessions, they find a way to come away with points, but on 11.1% of offensive possessions, they find cough the ball up to the opponent. Their possessions start on average at their Own 29.3 and these drives usually take up 2:43 of time.

On 4.4% of passes thrown, it results in a touchdown and 3.1% of passes thrown are passes that are intercepted.Chicago has yielded 20 sacks this season and there were 171 yards lost as a result of the inability to protect the Quarterback.

They rushed for 3.8 yards per carry and for 85.6 yards per game. Rushers, Receivers, and Sitting Duck Quarterbacks fumbled the ball 6 times this season.

Examining Chicago in a few key offensive situations would be helpful in making judgments. They have navigated through 109 third down attempts this season and successfully turned the third down attempt into a first down 38 times, which works itself out to a conversion rate of 34.9%. Fourth Down situations are extremely consequential. They have willingly and unwillingly encountered 12 fourth down conversion attempts this season and have converted 6 of these attempts, which comes out to a conversion rate of 50.0%. It is critical for offenses to get the ball into the Red Zone. They have had 23 Red Zone entrances this season and successfully turned a Red Zone entrance into an End Zone celebration 11 times, which works itself out to a conversion rate of 47.8%.

Tennessee Team Defense Preview

Tennessee yields 6.8 plays per drive, this defense gives up 38.9 yards per drive, and opponents score 2.66 points per offensive possession. On 43.7% of defensive possessions, opponents find a way to come away with points, but on 15.5% of defensive possessions, they force opponents to cough up the ball. Defensive possessions start on average at opponent’s Own 25.9 and these drives usually take up 3:11 of time.

This defense holds opposing quarterbacks to a Quarterback Rating (QBR) of 93.9 and on 3.3% of passes thrown, it results in an interception. Tennessee has forced a sack rate of 2.5% this season.

We will get more situational with Tennessee and examine various situations. They have faced 97 third down attempts this season and opponents successfully turned the third down attempt into a first down 60 times, which works itself out to a success rate of 61.9%. Fourth Down situations are extremely consequential. They have taken on opponents in 7 fourth down conversion attempts this season and the opposition have successfully turned the fourth down attempt into a first down 5 times, which works itself out to a conversion rate of None. Defensive possessions that reach the Red Zone have a higher chance of getting in the End Zone, which is why defenses strive to avoid this from happening. They have had allowed offenses 26 opportunities to score from the Red Zone this season and their opponents have converted 21 of these attempts into Touchdowns, which comes out to a conversion rate of 80.8%.

Tennessee Team Offense Preview

Tennessee has run 6.6 plays per drive and this offense averages 39.3 yards per drive, and this offense puts up 2.94 points per drive. On 50.0% of offensive possessions, they find a way to come away with points, but 5.6% of the time, they are afflicted by the turnover bug. Their offensive drives start typically at their Own 29.3 yard line, they typically last 2:45.

On 7.3% of passes thrown, it results in a touchdown and 1.3% of passes thrown are passes that are intercepted.Tennessee has yielded 9 sacks this season and this has resulted in 63 yards lost.

Tennessee rushed for 5.1 yards per carry and for 155.6 yards per game. Rushers, Receivers, and Sitting Duck Quarterbacks fumbled the ball 4 times this season.

Let’s get situational with the Tennessee and examine various situations. They have had 82 third down attempts this season and have converted 39 of these attempts, which comes out to a success rate of 47.6%. Fourth Down situations are extremely consequential. They have willingly and unwillingly encountered 5 fourth down conversion attempts this season and have converted 4 of these attempts, which comes out to a conversion rate of 80.0%. It is critical for offenses to get the ball into the Red Zone. They have had 29 Red Zone entrances this season and have converted 23 of these attempts into Touchdowns, which comes out to a conversion rate of 79.3%.

The Chicago Roster

The Players to Watch for Chicago

Nick Foles QB 6-6 243

This season, Nick Foles has put up 1411 yards and 8 touchdowns. He has thrown 7 interceptions. He has a QB Rating of 80.2thus far this season. Nick Foles has thrown 7 interceptions this season.As a rusher, Nick Foles has -1 rushing yards, which puts him in the 10.71 percentile among Quarterbacks. He ran the ball as opposed to throwing the ball 11 times this season, which puts him in the 32.14 percentile. Has he hit paydirt as a runner? He has 1 rushing touchdowns this season.

David Montgomery RB 5-10 222

This season, David Montgomery has 442 rushing yards on 117 carries. Was he able to get to the end zone on the ground? He has 1 rushing touchdowns.As a receiver in the backfield, David Montgomery picked up 200 yards. He caught the ball as opposed to taking handoffs or catching laterals 27 times this season. Did he score often as a receiver? He had 1 receiving touchdowns this season.

Allen Robinson WR 6-2 220

This season, Allen Robinson picked up 631 yards. He caught the ball 50 times this season. Did he score often as a receiver? He had 3 receiving touchdowns this season.

Akiem Hicks DT 6-4 352

The leading tackler among Defensive Tackles for Chicago, Akiem Hicks has 19 tackles this season.When it came to rushing the Quarterback, he has been able to take them down 4 times this season, which put him in the 99.06 among all Defensive Tackles in College Football. He has forced 0.0 fumbles this season.

Robert Quinn DE 6-4 257

The leading tackler among Defensive Tackles for Chicago, Robert Quinn has 5 tackles this season.When it came to rushing the Quarterback, he has been able to take them down 1 times this season, which put him in the 27.19 among all Defensive Tackles in College Football. He has forced 2.0 fumbles this season.

Eddie Jackson SS 6-0 204

He is the leading tackler among non-exclusive Defensive Backs (meaning he can play either Safety Position, Nickel Back, Star or even play as a Cornerback in coverage) for Chicago, Eddie Jackson had 38 tackles which puts him in the 93.55 percentile among returning non-exclusive Defensive Backs. When it came to blitzing the Quarterback, this season he was able to take them down 0 times this season. Eddie Jackson as a ball hawker was able to pick off 0.0 passes this season, which puts him in the 26.0 percentile among returning secondary position players this season.

Buster Skrine CB 5-9 187

Considered the leading tackler among non-exclusive Defensive Backs (meaning he can play either Safety Position, Nickel Back, Star or even play as a Cornerback in coverage) for Chicago, Buster Skrine had 31 tackles which puts him in the 91.76 percentile among returning non-exclusive Defensive Backs. When it came to blitzing the Quarterback, this season he was able to take them down 0 times this season. Buster Skrine as a ball hawker was able to pick off 0.0 passes this season, which puts him in the 25.93 percentile among returning secondary position players this season.

The Tennessee Roster

The Players to Watch for Tennessee

Chicago Bears vs. Tennessee Titans Prediction, Picks, and Odds


Prediction: Chicago Bears 24 Tennessee Titans 25

Spread Pick: Chicago +6.5 +100 Pinnacle Sports
Moneyline Pick: Tennessee -274 matchbook
Total Pick: Over 46.5 -109 Pinnacle Sports