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Sunday Night Football Houston Texans vs Chicago Bears Odds

In one of the most anticipated games of the week, the Houston Texans visit the Chicago Bears Sunday, November 11, 2012 from Soldier Field in Chicago, Illinois. Both teams come into this heavyweight matchup with identical 7-1 records while the Texans are 3-0 on the road and the Bears are 4-0 at home. In one of the more difficult games to predict this season we cannot look past the Bears at home so we will back Chicago.

Chicago Bears: Defense stifling opponents in 2012

Defense wins championships and the Bears and their fans are hoping that sentiment is true here in 2012. Chicago is having one of its best seasons in years, off to a 7-1 start, and has limited opponents to an average of 15 points per game while scoring just under 30 points per game. Jay Cutler is having an excellent season leading the Bears offense, who are trying to win a seventh straight game for the first time in six years.

Houston Texans: Stout defense compliments offense

Houston has its own shutdown defense to brag about much like the Bears. There is one glaring difference between the two units; the Texans defense has yet to allow a rushing touchdown this season. Quarterback Matt Schaub has played extremely well recently, throwing four touchdowns to no interceptions over his past two games. Houston has committed just six turnovers this season, which is a league-low.

In what could be a preview of things to come in February (hint, hint), the 7-1 Bears play host to the 7-1 Texans in a matchup of the leagues’ top two teams. This game is going to feature two incredible defenses that hold their opponents to under 20 points per game on average. The top online sportsbook of has the Bears as -1.5 (-110) favorites so bet the Bears with the spread on Sunday night.

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