The 9-1 Philadelphia Eagles are a 13.5 point favorite heading into Sunday's match-up with the 3-7 Chicago Bears.
The Bears may have a 3-7 record, but they have played tough this season and have a solid young core.
To give us the Chicago perspective of Sunday's game, we did a Q&A with Jeff Hughes of dabearsblog.com.
BM: Jeff, the past few weeks have been tough for the Bears, what is the overall vibe of the team heading into Sunday’s match-up?
JH: The "overall vibe" is bizarre right now. Fans and media can see a solid collection of young offensive talent but they've got a head coach trapped in the 1940s. It took them 11 weeks to run a modern offense. Most fans are ready to move on from John Fox and can see parallels between the 2017 Bears and the 2016 Rams.
BM: How has Mitchell Trubisky progressed over the past few weeks? And what are your overall thoughts on the Rookie QB?
JH: Absolutely love the kid. But people have to remember, this Sunday in Philly will only be his 20th start since graduating high school! Physically, he's getting more confident each week.
But here's a great story from a CBS piece:
“We started to break the huddle early, and he said, ‘Get the f— back in the huddle, and don’t break it until I break it,’” Sitton told reporters, as relayed by Ryan Wood of the Green Bay Press-Gazette. “He kind of cussed at all of us linemen, and I was like, ‘Hell, yeah. I respect the s— out of that.’”
BM: Give us a reason why the Bears can pull an upset on Sunday.
JH: Here's the stat I keep looking at. The Eagles are the best run defense in the league but they're also the least run against team in the league. That's not going to happen this Sunday. The Bears are going to run it and run it A LOT. And if they do that well, they can keep the game close and possibly poach an upset.
But honestly, it's going to be difficult for the Bears to win this game.
BM: What is the Chicago view of the Philadelphia Eagles? And Carson Wentz?
JH: I don't know what the Chicago view is but I think they're the most complete team in the NFC. And I think Wentz is going to be a star quarterback for the next decade.
BM: Covering a team in the NFC north you have seen far more of the Vikings than we have. They played well again on Thanksgiving, are they a legit Super Bowl contender?
JH: If you believe Minnesota is a legit Super Bowl contender, you have to believe Case Keenum is going to win three playoff games. And I'm just not ready to go there yet. But that's a good team.
JH: Leonard Floyd not being on the field is going to be a massive loss for the Bears defense. Carson Wentz will have all day to throw, Eagles will score a lot and the Bears don't have the weapons on the outside to stick around in a shootout. I'd say 31-17, 31-20...something like that.