Seven weeks ago the Philadelphia Eagles and Chicago Bears were 3-5 and 4-3, respectively. But heading into Sunday night's matchup, both the Bears and Eagles are in first place in their respective divisions, and both control their own destiny to make the playoffs.
The Bears are averaging 29 points per game this season, which is good for second in the NFL behind the Denver Broncos (38.2 PPG). Chicago is also one of two teams (Broncos) that has two players with more than 1,000 receiving yards going into Week 16. The tandem of Alshon Jeffery and Brandon Marshall have a combined 2,450 receiving yards, which leads the NFL for any two players on one team.
The Eagles are 1-4 straight-up (SU) and against the spread (ATS) in their past five meetings against the Bears, including a putrid 1-6 ATS against Chicago in their past seven meetings playing at home in Philadelphia.
According to ESPN Insider's PickCenter, the public is currently slightly backing the Bears as an underdog in a close game at 54 percent.
Let's get some analysis of the line from Jay Kornegay of the Las Vegas Hotel and an ATS pick on the game from four wiseguys.
Matchup: Chicago Bears at Philadelphia Eagles
Spread: Opened Eagles minus-3.5; now Eagles minus-3
Total: Opened 56; now 56