Bears vs. Colts prediction and odds for NFL preseason Week 2 (Indy can cover)

The Bears and Justin Fields were about flawless on offense last week, but it was a pretty fluky performance and one they can't replicate against Indianapolis this week.

Aug 12, 2023; Orchard Park, New York, USA; Indianapolis Colts quarterback Anthony Richardson (5)
Aug 12, 2023; Orchard Park, New York, USA; Indianapolis Colts quarterback Anthony Richardson (5) / Mark Konezny-USA TODAY Sports

Things went well for the Chicago Bears offense last weekend against the Carolina Panthers in Chicago’s 23-17 win.

The Indianapolis Colts, on the other hand, lost to the Buffalo Bills 23-19 and didn’t have as good of a day with Anthony Richardson at quarterback. 

Two of the most electric quarterbacks in the NFL will get some action in preseason Week 2, so let’s get into the odds for Justin Fields against Anthony Richardson in Indianapolis. 

Bears vs. Colts odds, spread and total

Bears vs. Colts prediction and pick

The Bears did win last week, but it was a little bit random. Justin Fields went 3-for-3 for 129 yards and two touchdowns, but pretty much all of that was done on screen passes to DJ Moore and Khalil Herbert. Moore took his only grab 62 yards to the house and Herbert finished with one catch, 56 yards and a TD. 

That’s not likely to happen again and outside of that the Bears really didn’t do much. Sure, if he needs to, Fields will be able to do more, but I don’t know how much Eberflus is going to ask for from his franchise QB.

Shane Steichen on the other hand will likely want to see a good bit from Anthony Richardson given that he’s just been named the Week 1 starter. 

The Colts have a much better backup QB situation with Gardner Minshew who will take a majority of the snaps once Richardson’s day is over, which is a superior option to Nathan Peterman or PJ Walker. 

Last week, the Bears only had 13 first downs all game compared to Tennessee’s 20. The Bears were able to sack Tennessee's quarterbacks eight times, but that’s the reality of having Will Levis and Malik Willis playing the majority of snaps. Richardson will be more elusive, and Minshew is smarter than that. 

Chicago’s win last week was fluky, and it won’t get another one against Steichen’s Colts in preseason Week 2. 

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