Pro Football weekly

Comment | Print |

Bears-Jets prediction

About the Author

Dan Parr

dparr@pfwmedia.com
Associate editor

Recent posts by Dan Parr

Kuechly wins PFW/PFWA Defensive Rookie of the Year

Posted Jan. 15, 2013 @ 11:51 a.m.

CB Munnerlyn hoping to stay with Panthers

Posted Jan. 13, 2013 @ 1:38 p.m.

Who is the Falcons' most underappreciated receiver?

Posted Jan. 11, 2013 @ 11:06 p.m.

Are White-Jones NFL's best WR tandem?

Posted Jan. 11, 2013 @ 12:12 p.m.

Related Stories

TE Bennett says he's a Bear

Posted March 12, 2013 @ 5:14 p.m.

Jets sign QB Garrard

Posted March 11, 2013 @ 7:57 p.m.

New York Jets: 2013 team needs

Posted March 08, 2013 @ 6:25 p.m.

Chicago Bears: 2013 team needs

Posted March 06, 2013 @ 11:51 a.m.

Bears DT Melton receives franchise tag

Posted March 01, 2013 @ 9:15 p.m.

Bears OT Webb arrested on drug charges

Posted Feb. 27, 2013 @ 3:15 p.m.

Jets' Idzik, Ryan address Revis rumors

Posted Feb. 21, 2013 @ 5:56 p.m.

Trestman 'excited' to be Bears coach, work with Cutler

Posted Feb. 21, 2013 @ 12:03 p.m.

LBs Scott, Pace among Jets' cuts

Posted Feb. 19, 2013 @ 2:54 p.m.
Posted Dec. 26, 2010 @ 11:44 a.m. ET
By Dan Parr

The Jets are still trying to secure what the Bears already have clinched — a playoff spot — and this game should be a defensive battle. Chicago's run "D" has held up well throughout the season, but the 1-2 punch of LaDainian Tomlinson and Shonn Greene and a stout offensive line with plenty of size could be a tough matchup for it. New York has to be able to get something going on the ground to take the pressure off QB Mark Sanchez, who is expected to start, and his ailing shoulder.

If their front seven keeps the backs in check, the Bears should be in good shape as they try to stay on top in the race for the No. 2 seed in the NFC. QB Jay Cutler will have to play a clean game, though. The Jets' "D" may be overhyped, but it's still capable of quieting Chicago's 30th-ranked offense. In a close game, the Bears just won't be able to do enough offensively.

Prediction: Jets 17, Bears 16

Comments ()


ABOUT TRUST ONLINE