Chicago Bears vs. Indianapolis Colts: Inside some shocking numbers

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4. History tells us Nick Foles impresses vs. Colts

This type of argument doesn’t always hold up, but if we base this matchup on history, Nick Foles is going to have a strong performance against the Colts on Sunday. Over his career, Foles has faced the Colts three times — most recently, just last season while playing for Jacksonville.

In those three games, Foles has completed 66.0 percent of his passes for 850 yards, five touchdowns and two interceptions. In last year’s game alone, he threw for 296 yards and two scores, with one interception.

The game in 2019 was a 33-13 loss, but Foles was hardly to blame. Jacksonville’s defense was atrocious against Indy on that occasion, and for some reason, Doug Marrone decided to run the ball just nine times all game — talk about a horrific game script from the get-go.

On the flip side, the Colts rushed for a whopping 264 yards against that Jags defense. Again, Foles was hardly to blame.

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With the way the Colts’ pass defense has been playing this year, though, Foles will have his work cut out for him. However, he’s familiar with some of the things they do after seeing them just last year. That works to his advantage, especially in comparison to Trubisky. It’s just another small reason why Foles will give Chicago a better chance to win in Week 4.