The lone Monday night game in Week 2 features two teams with different expectations as the Philadelphia Eagles play the Chicago Bears. Philadelphia is starting No. 2 overall draft pick Carson Wentz while Chicago is hoping for a big season out of Jay Cutler. The two teams started very differently last week with the Eagles winning and the Bears losing on the road. The battle of the quarterbacks will be the key to this primetime game. Here is a look at the matchup.
The Eagles beat the Cleveland Browns 29-10 as Wentz threw for 278 yards and two touchdowns. Jordan Matthews was targeted 14 times and had seven catches for 114 yards and a touchdown and with a rookie quarterback, it is important to note that connection. Ryan Mathews rushed for 77 yards and a touchdown on the ground. Last week’s defensive showing had to make fans in Philly happy but Cutler is not Robert Griffin III. The defense will need to step up on the road if the Eagles want to score 2-0 while hoping Wentz continues to improve along the way.
The Bears lost 23-14 against the Houston Texans. Cutler passed for 216 yards, a touchdown, and an interception. Alshon Jeffery was his normal dominating self with four catches for 105 yards while Jeremy Langford’s first start as the lead running back led to a touchdown and 57 yards on the ground. The defense couldn’t slow down the Texans enough for Cutler to push through for the win. Wentz will be a tough test for the Chicago defense. Cutler needs to play better as well if the Bears went to avoid going to 0-2 especially in a very tough NFC North.
What time is the Bears vs. Eagles game?
The Bears vs. Eagles game will begin at 8:30 P.M. Eastern/7:30 P.M. Central.
What date and channel will the Bears vs. Eagles game be on?
The Bears vs. Eagles game will be played on Monday, September 19 and can be seen on ESPN.