Monday Night Football: Week 3 Preview


The Chicago Bears are 3-0 ATS in their last three road games against AFC East teams as they prepare to take the field at MetLife Stadium against the New York Jets as small road underdogs on Monday Night Football.

The Bears are 2.5-point underdogs against the Jets on the NFL Week 3 betting lines, and they enter Monday Night Football at 1-1 both SU and ATS on the season. Chicago fell 23-20 as a 6.5-point favorite to Buffalo in Week 1, then bounced back for a 28-20 win over San Francisco as a 7-point underdog in Week 2.

Chicago came back from a 20-7 deficit at the end of the third quarter against San Francisco, getting three touchdowns in the final frame to grab the upset win. Jay Cutler went 23 of 34 for 176 yards with four touchdown strikes in that win over the Niners. [Check out the latest Monday Night Football odds]

The Jets are 1-1 SU and 0-1-1 ATS on the season after beating Oakland 19-14 as a 6.5-point favorite in Week 1 then falling 31-24 as a 7-point underdog at Green Bay in Week 2. Jets quarterback Geno Smith went 16 of 32 for 176 yards with one touchdown and one interception against the Packers.

The Bears and the Jets have met eight times since 1985, with the UNDER paying out for totals bettors at the sportsbooks in seven of those contests. However, the most recent game between the teams in 2010 – a 38-34 Chicago win as a 3-point home favorite on the NFL odds – was an OVER result.

Matchup Report: Chicago Bears @ New York Jets (MetLife Stadium)

Betting Trends – Chicago Bears at New York Jets
Bears 3-0 ATS last 3 road games vs. AFC East
Jets 3-1 ATS last 4 games as home favorites
Jets 4-0 SU last 4 games as home favorites
Jets 0-3-1 ATS last 4 games vs. NFC North
OVER 3-0 in Chicago’s last 3 games as road underdog
UNDER 9-2 in Chicago’s last 11 road games vs. AFC East
OVER 4-1 in New York’s last 5 games vs. NFC North

Chicago Bears Injuries
Roberto Garza C Out Week 3 (ankle)
Shea McClellin LB Out Week 3 (hand)
Sherrick McManis CB Out Week 3 (quadricep)
Jeremiah Ratliff DT Out Week 3 (concussion)
Matthew Slauson G Out Week 3 (ankle)
Trevor Scott DE Doubtful Week 3 (foot)
Alshon Jeffery WR Questionable Week 3 (hamstring)
Brandon Marshall WR Questionable Week 3 (ankle)
Jared Allen DE Probable Week 3 (back)
Christopher Conte S Probable Week 3 (shoulder)
Josh Morgan WR Probable Week 3 (groin)

New York Jets Injuries
DeMarcus Milliner CB Doubtful Week 3 (ankle)
Eric Decker WR Questionable Week 3 (hamstring)
Nick Bellore LB Probable Week 3 (hip)
Joshua Bush S Probable Week 3 (quadricep)
Willie Colon G Probable Week 3 (calf)
Quinton Coples LB Probable Week 3 (elbow)
Andrew Edds LB Probable Week 3 (hamstring)
Chris Johnson RB Probable Week 3 (ankle)
Nick Mangold C Probable Week 3 (shoulder)


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