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Over/Unders for Bears vs. Saints

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Jimmy Graham of course factors into this week's Over/Unders with Mac and Spiegs

Jimmy Graham of course factors into this week’s Over/Unders with Mac and Spiegs

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(WSCR) – A few unusual bets that you won’t likely see in Vegas for Bears/Saints this weekend.  Print them out and enjoy with your friends on Sunday:  It’s Mac and Spiegs’ Weekly Over and Unders!

Jay Cutler has now thrown 3 or more interceptions in 8 games as a pro
3 last week.  1 as a Bronco (11/2/08 vs Miami) and 7 as a Bear
Cutler bounces back though – He’s 6-1 in his career following 3+ INT games
He’s never thrown more than 1 INT in any of 7 games following 3+ INT’s
Cutler has thrown 6 INT’s this year.  1.5 per game.  Twice over that, twice under that.
O/U for Cutler Interceptons on Sunday:  1.5
Mac – Over              Spiegs – Over

Bears don’t matchup well with Tight Ends
Allowed 27 receptions for 313 yards to them this year
One touchdown only – Kyle Rudolph in week 2
Jimmy Graham the best of any in NFL – 458 rec yds, 6 TD this year
O/U for Jimmy Graham Receiving Yards:  96.5  (split averages)
Mac – Over              Spiegs – Over

Very few people have Drew Brees’ number but Bears are one of them
59.35 completion percentage is second lowest for him vs. anyone (Redskins)
Drew Brees has never won in Soldier Field (0-4 all-time including the playoffs)
Brees 71.3 passer rating in Soldier Field is his lowest of any NFL venue
Brees a monster this year however – 10 TD/4 INT, 1434 yds, 4-0 record, 103.8 rating
O/U for Drew Brees QB Rating:  90.5  (87.5 would split avg vs Bears to avg this year)
Mac – Over              Spiegs – Under

The Bears already have 14 takeaways this year – 1 more than 2nd place Seattle
New Orleans only 5 giveaways – 4 INT, 1 Fumble are tied for fewest in NFL
Turnovers wash up then the Bears chances at winning often do as well
Can they take the ball away a few times?  Need to because NO will move the ball.
Brees has had his problems all-time at Soldier Field and…BEAR WEATHER.
O/U for Bears Takeaways:  2.5
Mac – Under                       Spiegs – Over

BROADCAST:

Joe Buck and Troy Aikman on the call

We love the Aikman Ratings as a show – Troy’s been doing it for some years now
O/U for mentions of Aikman Ratings:  0.5
Mac – Under              Spiegs – Under

Sean Payton was a replacement Bear
Do they show footage of him in a Bears uniform?   O/U of 0.5
Mac – Over                Spiegs – Over

Sean Payton the local flavor:
His high school, Naperville Central one of best team’s in Illinois.  Big game vs. Wheaton Warrenville South this week.
O/U mentions of Naperville:  0.5
Mac – Over                Spiegs – Under

Rob Ryan has given the Saints hope for 2013
Was a former Ballboy for the Bears when Buddy, his dad was a coach
O/U for mentions of “ballboy”:  0.5
Mac – Under              Spiegs – Over

First game with Buck and Aikman with Trestman as Bears head coach
Every other broadcast team has mentioned Canada so far – will they continue the trend?
Will there be an odd list of Canadian things like last week?
O/U for mentions of Canada/Montreal and Canada themed lists:  1.5
Mac – Under              Spiegs – Over

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