The Bears and Dallas Cowboys are two teams heading in opposite directions, with the Bears losing their last two and three of the last four, and the Cowboys winning their last two and three of the last four.
Maybe the Bears just need to be getting back to prime time and having the NFL stage all to themselves. They are 3-0 in night games this season, 3-6 in the others.
“Prime time games are a little bit different than any other games,” said tight end Martellus Bennett. “Lot better than playing at 12 o’clock. Some people are still… On Sundays they’re probably in church praising the Lord or just waking up.”
Or maybe it’s the Bears who aren’t always fully awake and just like the extra attention.
“We’ve done it before,” said running back Matt Forte. “We’ve done well with them. So we’re just preparing ourselves to go out there and be on national television. It’s just you’re the only game on.”
Which also can help perceptions affecting Pro Bowl voting. Multiple Bears, including Forte, are high enough in the current fan balloting to qualify for the Pro Bowl (and the contract bonuses that usually go with that).
But while the Bears have allowed only St. Louis among their last five opponents to score more than 23 points, the Bears themselves have not scored more than 23 in any of their last four games. That will not be enough to stay with even an erratic Dallas Cowboys offense.
Moon's Prediction: Bears 27, Cowboys 20