Thursday Night Football Preview: Week 10

Previewing this week's Thursday Night Football from a fantasy and sports betting perspective

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Thursday Night Football Preview: Week 10 Predictably, Week 9’s Steelers/Titans game lacked fantasy firepower. And that appears to be applicable again in Week 10 as the offensively-challenged Panthers travel to Chicago to take on the last-place Bears. Our Thursday Night […]

Thursday Night Football Preview: Week 10 Predictably, Week 9's Steelers/Titans game lacked fantasy firepower. And that appears to be applicable again in Week 10 as the offensively-challenged Panthers travel to Chicago to take on the last-place Bears. Our Thursday Night Football Preview: Week 10 breaks down the fantasy prospects in a game that seemingly lacks talking points. The Panthers mustered only 275 yards of offense and 13 points in a home loss to the Colts. Now, the 1-win Panthers must travel on short rest. Carolina is 0-4 on the road and has yet to win a game against an NFC rival. Meanwhile, the Bears have quarterback concerns. Tyson Bagent has been adequate, but Chicago's offense lacks scoring upside without Justin Fields. Last week, the Bears out-gained New Orleans but dropped to 1-2 without Fields under center. This game opened with the home team favored by just 1.5 points with a total of 41. However, early action on the Bears pushed the line to -3 and the total dipped to 39. Matchup 
TEAM OFFENSE PASS RUSH YDS/PLAY POINTS
Carolina Panthers 30 27 24 31 26
Chicago Bears 14 24 4 15 19
Scoring has been an issue all season for the Panthers, and Carolina's offensive line has been a big culprit. The Panthers rank 31st in passing yards per attempt and have allowed the fifth-most sacks. LT Ikem Ekwonu has struggled, leading to a lack of time and no ability for plays to develop downfield. Carolina has only topped 250 passing yards once all season and their defense has allowed the second-most points and forced just seven turnovers. Subsequently, it is difficult to rely on the Panthers for points or fantasy production. Even when facing a Chicago defense that ranks 26th. For the Bears, they will focus on keeping the ball on the ground. Chicago's rushing attack ranks fourth and matches up well with a Carolina D that has surrendered the fifth-most rushing yards and allowed a league-worst 14 rushing touchdowns so far in 2023. However, the biggest question for the Bears will be the health of quarterback Justin Fields. Tyson Bagent has filled in well for three games. But, Fields brings potential as a passer and runner that has been lacking. Finally, weather should not be a factor. The forecast calls for 48-degree temperatures, with no precipitation or abnormal wind. Carolina Offense  Bryce Young is being overshadowed by... How will Thursday's Panthers vs. Bears game go?

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