Preview: Chicago at N.Y. Jets

When: 8:30 PM ET, Monday, September 22, 2014
Where: MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford, New Jersey


Jay Cutler threw four touchdown passes as the Chicago Bears rallied from a 17-point deficit to defeat the San Francisco 49ers a week ago. Cutler already has six touchdown passes and looks to add to that total when the Bears visit the New York Jets on Monday night. Cutler is 6-1 on Monday Night Football, including three straight wins, with 14 touchdowns against just three interceptions.

While the Bears rallied, the Jets imploded last week, squandering an 18-point advantage in their upset bid at Green Bay - a loss that came in typical New York fashion. Just when it appeared that the Jets had climbed back into a tie with the Packers on a long touchdown pass by Geno Smith late in the fourth quarter, officials ruled that New York offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg called timeout before the play began. Rex Ryan's group will look to bounce back from that disaster and beat the Bears for the first time since 2000.

TV: 8:30 p.m. ET, ESPN. LINE: Jets -3. O/U: 45.5

ABOUT THE BEARS (1-1): Chicago's comeback on Sunday night was even more unlikely considering that Cutler actually seemed to respond after taking a huge blow to his ribs. He threw three scoring passes  to Brandon Marshall and the Bears' defense shut down the 49ers in the second half. But, not all went well for Chicago, which lost five starters on the defensive side of the ball in the contest, including All-Pro cornerback Charles Tillman, who is out for the season with a torn triceps muscle.

ABOUT THE JETS (1-1): The Jets could be without top receiver Eric Decker (hamstring) but they may want to run the ball anyway against a Chicago defense which ranks 27th in the league against the rush (160 yards per game). On defense, New York has yet to solve its problematic secondary and allowed Jordy Nelson to romp for 209 yards receiving last week. New York won its home opener but that victory is looking increasingly unimpressive as it came against Oakland, which appears to be one of the worst teams in the league.

EXTRA POINTS

1.  The Jets rank first in the NFL in both rushing (179 yards a game) and stopping the run (52.5).

2. The Bears have won three straight in the series but the teams haven't met since 2010.

3. Jets CB Dee Milliner is questionable with an ankle injury.

PREDICTION: Jets 23, Bears 17

Stats and Records

Team Comparison

  W/L Strk PF PA Home Away Grass Turf OT Div Conf
Chicago 1-1 W1 24.0 21.5 0-1 1-0 1-1 0-0 0-1 0-0 1-0
N.Y. Jets 1-1 L1 21.5 22.5 1-0 0-1 0-1 1-0 0-0 0-0 1-0

Last Meeting

Chicago N.Y. Jets
Date Away Home Tot Rus Pas Tot Rus Pas
12/26/10 NYJ 34 CHI 38 322 120 202 393 124 269

Player Stats

Previous Matchup
Passing Player COMP% YDS TD INT
CHI J. Cutler 52.0 215 3 1
NYJ M. Sanchez 64.9 269 1 1
Rushing Player CAR YDS AVG TD
CHI M. Forte 19 113 5.9 1
NYJ S. Greene 12 70 5.8 1
Receiving Player REC YDS AVG TD
CHI J. Knox 4 92 23.0 2
NYJ D. Keller 7 79 11.3 0
TDs Player TD
CHI J. Knox 2
NYJ S. Greene 1
Season
Passing Player COMP% YDS TD INT
CHI J. Cutler 68.7 525 6 2
NYJ G. Smith 65.0 397 2 2
Rushing Player CAR YDS AVG TD
CHI M. Forte 29 103 3.6 0
NYJ C. Ivory 23 145 6.3 2
Receiving Player REC YDS AVG TD
CHI B. Marshall 13 119 9.2 4
NYJ E. Decker 9 137 15.2 1
TDs Player TD
CHI B. Marshall 4
NYJ C. Ivory 2

Quickchart Matchup

Chicago Off vs  N.Y. Jets Def
321.5 yards
274 yards
3.8 yards/rush
2.8 yards/rush
6.2 yards/attempt
6 yards/attempt
N.Y. Jets Off vs  Chicago Def
357 yards
359.5 yards
5 yards/rush
5.3 yards/rush
5.8 yards/attempt
7.1 yards/attempt

Live Game Odds

Lines History | All Odds
Home over/under
OPEN
-110
-1.5
-110
45
Offshore Odds
CarbonSports
-110
-2.5
-110
44.5
Sportsbook
-110
-2.5
-110
44.5
5Dimes.eu
-110
-2.5
-105
44.5
GTBets.eu
-110
-2.5
-110
44
Top Bet
-110
-2.5
-110
45.5
BetOnline.ag
-110
-2.5
-110
44
BetDSI
110
-3
-110
44.5
AllYouBet.ag OFF OFF
Belmont
-110
-1.5
OFF
BookMaker.eu
110
-3
-110
44.5
Vegas Odds
Westgate
-100
-3
-110
45.5
Mirage
105
-3
-110
45.5
Station
-120
-2.5
-110
45.5
Best home line Recent line moves

Matchup Stats - Full Matchup

Chicago Overall N.Y. Jets
1-1 W/L 1-1
1-1-0 ATS 0-1-1
1-1-0 O/U 1-1-0
24.0 Pts For 21.5
21.5 Pts Against 22.5
Chicago A/H N.Y. Jets
1-0 W/L 1-0
1-0-0 ATS 0-1-0
1-0-0 O/U 0-1-0
28.0 Pts For 19.0
20.0 Pts Against 14.0