Both the Dallas Cowboys and the Chicago Bears had a disappointing Thanksgiving. Both suffered blowout losses to division rivals. Each team looks to rebound in Week 14 when they face off, playing on Thursday for a second straight game.
Now both teams will play after a week of rest. The Thursday Night Football betting odds have the Dallas Cowboys as 3.5 point favorites, and the game total is currently at 51 points.
Matchup: Dallas Cowboys at Chicago Bears
Date: Dec. 07, 2014
Start Time: 8:25 p.m. ET
Location: Chicago, Illinois
Stadium: Soldier Field
TV Info: NFL Network
Radio: Dallas Vs Chicago
Point Spread: Cowboys -3.5
Game Total: 51
Analyzing The NFL Week 14 Thursday Night Football Betting Odds – Dallas Vs. Chicago
The Cowboys are 8-4 on the season including a 5-0 road record. Last week they dropped an important game at home to division rival Eagles and lost a step in the battle for the top of the NFC East division. Dallas has the 8th best total offense in the NFL, 17th best passing the ball and 2nd rushing, scoring 25.2 points per game.
— Dallas Cowboys (@dallascowboys) December 1, 2014
QB Tony Romo had an awful day against the Eagles, completing 18 of his 29 passes for 199 yards, 0 TDs & 2 INTs while being sacked four times; Romo has completed 221 of his 324 attempts in the season, for 2718 yards, 22 TDs & 8 for 106.2 passer rating. WR Dez Bryant has 67 receptions, 952 yards & 10 TDs in the season. RB DeMarco Murray averages 5.0 yards per carry, for a league’s best 1427 yards & 8 TDs.
“It’s the first time that we had a short week so we had to figure out what we thought was best,” Romo said Sunday, via the Dallas Morning News. “When I look back I think I would change a couple of things. Saying that, I don’t think we have any more short weeks this year so that will be a benefit going forward.”
Dallas defense is the 22nd rank in the league allowing 22.8 points per game. They have forced 19 turnovers in the season (11 INTs & 8 fumbles) this season, 13th best in the NFL.
— Chicago Bears (@ChicagoBears) December 1, 2014
The Bears also lost on Thanksgiving, by a 34-17 score to the Detroit Lions. They are 5-7 in the season and are all but eliminated from the playoffs. Chicago has 19th total offense in the league, scoring 21.1 points per game. QB Jay Cutler leads the 14th passing offense with 3105 yards, 24 TDs & 14 INTs with a 91.2 passer rating. WR Alshon Jeffery has been his best receiver with 67 receptions, 854 yards & 7 TDs. RB Matt Forte has 828 yards & 5 TDs and leads the 26 rushing offense in the NFL.
Chicago’s defense is the 26th total, allowing 28.1 points per game. They have forced 19 turnovers (11 INTs & 8 fumbles) in the season.
Cowboys’ head coach Jason Garrett is 0-2 against the Chicago Bears, losing against them in 2012 & 2013. Bears’ head coach Marc Trestman beat the Dallas Cowboys in 2013 with a 45-23 result in the only game he has coached against them.
The Cowboys are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 Thursday games, 8-20 ATS vs. a team with a losing record, 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games in December, 0-4 ATS in their last 4 vs. NFC teams, but 4-1 ATS in their last 5 road games.
The Bears are 1-6-1 ATS in their last 8 Thursday games, 3-11-1 ATS in their last 15 home games, 8-21 ATS in their last 29 vs. NFC teams, 1-4 ATS vs. a team with a winning record, and 10-22-1 ATS in their last 33 games overall.