1. Both the Chicago Bears and Los Angeles Rams fail to score double digits in first half
Both of these teams have new quarterbacks under center, therefore it might take a little bit of time to get adjusted. There might also be some Week 1 jitters going on, but overall, I believe this game will start out slow.
Both defenses have some big playmakers at multiple levels as well, so those guys will be fired up and ready to go. It is usually a bit easier for defenses to come out swinging than it is for offenses to do so.
I’ll take this a step further and somewhat go back on a point I just made. As we’ve been accustomed to seeing in many games over the past year or two, the Bears have given up a touchdown drive to open the game. I could see the Rams marching down and scoring a touchdown on their first drive of the game, with the Bears then making some adjustments and turning this into a defensive battle.
At halftime, we will see a score somewhere around the likes of 7-3 in favor of the Rams. With both offenses struggling, overall, it will be a fairly boring first half. However, in the second half, things will get a bit spicy.