Houston Texans at Chicago Bears – Week 3 Betting Preview


The game between the Houston Texans and Chicago Bears could be the ugliest matchup of Week 3. No contest on Sunday’s schedule has a lower total, and the teams are two of the biggest Super Bowl longshots in the entire NFL.


Despite low expectations, a win for either team would put it near the top of the divisional standings. Houston is alone in second place and a half-game out of first place in a weak AFC South with an 0-1-1 record. The Texans tied the Indianapolis Colts in the opener before losing to the Denver Broncos. Chicago has a 1-1 record, along with the rest of the NFC North. The Bears upset the San Francisco 49ers and got blown out by the Green Bay Packers.

Let’s take a look at some key statistics and information about this matchup.

When is Houston Texans vs. Chicago Bears Week 3? 

Date/Time: Sept. 25, 1:00 p.m. ET 
Arena: Soldier Field
How to watch: CBS
Opening odds: Bears -3 | HOU +135, CHI -155 | O/U 38

Week 3 Texans vs. Bears Betting Odds 

Here’s the latest point spread total for Sunday’s game.


Week 3 — Texans vs. Bears Stats to Know 

(Use the FTN Bets Prop Shop to find the best odds for player prop bets)

  • Texans are 2-0 ATS as underdogs 
  • Bears are 1-0 straight up and ATS at home
  • Texans are 5-1 ATS in the last six games
  • Bears are favored for the second time in nine games
  • Both Bears and Texans games have gone under the total — neither team has played in a game that featured more than 40 total points
  • Houston and Chicago are tied for 26th in points per game (14.5)
  • Neither Houston nor Chicago has scored more than 20 points in a game
  • Bears rank last in passing yards per game (76.5) and completion percentage (53.6%)
  • Texans are 27th in rushing yards per game (78.5) and 28th in yards per carry (3.4)
  • Justin Fields hasn’t had more than 121 passing yards in a game this season
  • Davis Mills has no interceptions this season and three picks in his last 10 games
  • No Chicago player has more than 57 receiving yards
  • Brandin Cooks leads Houston with 11 receptions for 136 yards
  • David Montgomery had 122 rushing yards in Week 2
  • Dameon Pierce is averaging 51 rushing yards per game
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