Bill Belichick’s New England Patriots (3-3) return home for a Monday Night Football matchup against Justin Fields and the Chicago Bears (2-4).
The Patriots have won two straight behind third-string quarterback Bailey Zappe, but who will start at QB if Mac Jones is healthy for this Week 7 matchup? Meanwhile, Fields and Co. will look to rebound after an ugly Week 6 loss against the Commanders. The game is scheduled to kick off Monday at 8:15 p.m. ET from Gillette Stadium.
Here’s a look at the betting details and USA TODAY’s NFL staff picks for the Bears vs. Patriots Week 7 game:
Bears at Patriots odds, moneyline and over/under
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Lorenzo Reyes: Patriots 26, Bears 13
Chicago simply cannot be trusted as an option right now until the offense shows signs of life, especially in the passing game. The Patriots have weathered the storm with injuries at quarterback and their rushing attack has come alive. This one has blowout potential, especially with the game in Foxborough.
Safid Deen: Patriots 24, Bears 20
Somehow, someway, Bill Belichick and the Patriots keep on humming. I’ll take them at home against Justin Fields and the Bears, who are still trying to find their footing offensively through seven weeks.
Lance Pugmire: Patriots 30, Bears 10
The revival of New England paced by Bill Belichick is another impressive flag for the man now tied for wins with George Halas. What a perfect Monday night opportunity to surpass “Papa Bear.”
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