Editor’s note: NESN.com’s Mike Cole, Ricky Doyle and Andre Khatchaturian deliver their NFL picks every Thursday of the season, and here’s who they like in the Jacksonville Jaguars-Chicago Bears Week 6 game, with the line from OddsShark.
Jacksonville Jaguars (1-3) at (-2.5) Chicago Bears (1-4), Sunday, 1 p.m. ET
Mike: Bears. The Bears are who we thought they were — a bad team. But I still can’t take a Jags team that’s lost 17 of its last 18 games on the road and is just 6-10-2 against the spread in those 18 games.
Ricky: Bears. Losing back-to-back games against AFC South opponents really would be a bad look, wouldn’t it? Roll with Brian Hoyer, who could put Jay Cutler out of the Bears’ starting quarterback job for good with a solid effort this week.
Andre: Jaguars. Weird stat: The Bears rank second in yards-per-play (6.3) but are 27th in points (85). Their yards don’t translate into points even though they’ve cleaned up their turnovers ever since Brian Hoyer took over as quarterback. I think ultimately the Jaguars defense, which allows just 4.7 y/p (5th), stands out and upsets the Bears.
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