Chicago Bears Week 3 Recap – Game and Betting

The Chicago Bears played the Houston Texans in Week 3. Here’s a game recap and a betting recap following the 23-20 win for Chicago.

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The Chicago Bears defeated the Houston Texans in Week 3. The final score in the game was 23-20, a result that will go as a betting “push” based on the -3 spread that the Bears had to cover. But Chicago was our tipped best bet of Week 3 and they cashed on the moneyline at -145 for their backers.

Betting recap: Chicago Bears vs Houston in NFL Week 3

We had the following recommendations on Chicago vs Houston in NFL Week 3.

  • Chicago’s moneyline at -145 (winner: tipped as best favorite of the week)
  • Chicago to cover at -3 (pushed)
  • UNDER 40.5 points in the game (lost)
  • David Montgomery UNDER 67.5 yards rushing (winner)
  • Justin Fields throws OVER 0.5 INTs at -135 (winner)

For this game, we went 3-1-1. The pushed bet works out to a refunded bet so it’s basically 3-1 for the game.

Game recap: Khalil Herbert makes his name

The story of the game was Khalil Herbert for Chicago. He rushed for 157 yards in the contest after David Montgomery left the game with an injury. Late on Sunday, 157 yards is presumptively the best total rushing yards for the week. However, there were still games to be completed.

A big takeaway from this game is that Justin Fields had two interceptions. That was only on 17 passing attempts. The Chicago Bears are going to have to keep rushing the ball and that promises to fuel the stats for the running backs, whether Montgomery or Herbert.

But with Herbert going for a career-high 157 yards, the Bears could end up with two credible running backs. Yes, Montgomery is starting Week 4 as “questionable” for playing status. However, if he isn’t injured, then the Bears can either proceed with their depth in the RB position or they could be in a position to trade. Given that their quarterback is one of the league’s worst passers, the Bears might be smart to stand pat.

However, at 2-1 on the season, Chicago is in an interesting position. The Bears do not play a powerhouse team in any of the next five weeks. A 5-3 record could be on the table going into November for this club.

Houston Texans fall to 0-2-1

When David Montgomery went out, the game was there for the taking for Houston. The Texans led at half-time. However, this is a team that will likely end up last in the power rankings for Week 4. Accordingly, it’s not surprising that they found a way to lose.

None of the receivers had a significant game for Houston. Even Brandin Cooks, who is usually reliable, went 2 for 7 in receiving for just 22 yards. Dameon Pierce had 80 yards rushing but it was on 20 attempts. Meanwhile, QB Davis Mills had 2 interceptions. The Texans don’t have a terrible defense but the season in Houston is definitely looking like a write-off.

The Chargers are up next and then the Jacksonville Jaguars. Houston is in danger of starting the season 0-4-1.

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