NFL Week 1 Pick: Indianapolis Colts vs Chicago Bears

Andrew Luck will make his NFL debut against a really hard rival, as the Indianapolis Colts visit the Chicago Bears this Sunday at 1 PM ET, at Soldier Field.

The NFL betting lines have the Bears favorites by -9.5 points.

“I know that if I woke up every morning trying to compare myself to Peyton, I think I would go crazy. It’s impossible,” Luck told the Colts’ official website.

“I realize that, so I am going to go out there and do the best I can. I’m going to put my best forward, and if one day I can be mentioned alongside Peyton in quarterback lore, it would be a football dream come true. Until then, I will try to do my best and not get worried about the comparisons”.

The Colts shaky offensive line could mean troubles against the Bears, which are one of the thought defenses in the league.

Chicago’s offense should be better than last year’s as they now have Brandon Marshall who’ll reunite with quarterback Jay Cutler.

“We did some good stuff when we were in Denver,” Cutler told the Bears’ official website. “We were young. (Coaches) Mike Shanahan and Jeremy Bates were very good about putting us in situations for us to be successful, being very safe and at the same time trying to be explosive”.

“We’ve got some guys that can play football on the outside. There’s no doubt about that,” Cutler added. “Hopefully, it’s going to make my job easier just being able to get them the ball and let them work.”

Pick: Bears -9.5.

Geoff Johnson

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