3 Bold Predictions: Arizona Cardinals vs. Chicago Bears – Week 13

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Cardinals defense holds Bears to under 100 passing yards

If the Cardinals return from the bye week healthier, they figure to build a sizable lead against the Bears, who will throw often. Too bad the Cardinals, as of Week 13, boast the league’s third-best pass defense.

Want more fun? The Cardinals have also allowed the fifth-worst passer rating at 86.5. They are fourth in passing yards allowed per game at 204.0. And overall on defense, they have allowed just a 3.8 touchdown percentage, tied for sixth in the league with the Dallas Cowboys.

Despite such stellar numbers, it’s a challenge to hold a team to fewer than 100 passing yards. But the Cleveland Browns accomplished this feat in Justin Fields’ debut when they held him and the Bears’ offense to one passing yard.

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Although Andy Dalton has been given the nod over Fields (ribs) this week, the Bears have a plethora of injuries to deal with, including Allen Robinson and Cole Kmet. Neither of them practiced on Wednesday, and Kmet was limited on Thursday.