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Bears vs. Colts: Prediction, Spread, Preview, Channel, Game Time

Looking for a Bears vs. Colts preview? Stick around. We’ve got all of the pre-game analysis before the matchup.

Sunday, October 9, the Chicago Bears (1-3) take on the Indianapolis Colts (1-3). The game will be played at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, IN. Read on for our Bears vs. Colts preview.

According to FiveThirtyEights’s matchup predictor, which is based on its Elo ratings, Indianapolis wins the matchup between the two teams 66% of the time. The spread also suggests that the Colts are the favorite to win the contest.

Spread: Colts -4.5

Game Time: 1:00 p.m. ET

Channel: FOX

Bears vs. Colts preview:

The Bears are coming off an unexpected win over the Lions last week, in which they somehow kept the Lions out of the end zone. It's a solid win for a team that spent its first three weeks getting beaten into pulp. The Bears, however, are still really bad at football. The entire defense is seemingly on IR, and the offense is completely reliant on rookie running back Jordan Howard and, quarterback, Brian Hoyer's arm.

The Colts, who love to build insurmountable deficits in the first half and rely completely on the transcendent skill of Andrew Luck in the second half, did just that against the Jaguars Sunday. They lost, of course. This is the identity of the Chuck Pagano-led Colts, and they will probably do the same thing against the Bears this week.

Bears vs. Colts prediction:

Both of these teams are bad, but unfortunately one of them has to win. I think Jordan Howard runs all over the Indianapolis defense for 150+ yards, and Andrew Luck throws all over the Bears for at least three touchdowns. In the end, the Colts come out on top (after being down 17-3 at the half) and Pagano keeps his job for another week.

Colts 38, Bears 27