You could call this a tale of two quarterbacks. On one side, you've got Dallas' (2-1) Tony Romo, the gunslinger who's had his moments in the NFL (both up and down). On the other, you've got Jay Cutler, savior of the Chicago Bears (2-1) since we traded for him from the Denver Broncos several years ago.
What have the Bears learned since acquiring Cutler?
He's terrible on the national stage. About two weeks ago, Cutler threw for four interceptions, one touchdown and 126 yards. That's just the most recent example.
Tonight, he's going into Cowboy's stadium and facing an improved Dallas defense that should create turnovers. Meanwhile, Matt Forte's health status is still up in the air. He's a game-time decision.
Forte's backup, Michael Bush, filled in decently against the St. Louis Rams last week. He had 18 attempts for 55 yards and a touchdown, or a 3.1 per-carry average.
On the defensive front cornerback Tim Jennings has been playing out of his mind. Jennings has had at least one interception in each of his games thus far and leads the NFL with four interceptions. The former second round pick came to Chicago as a free agent after the Indianapolis Colts let him go.
On the offensive front, Brandon Marshall leads the team with 16 catches for 214 yards and a touchdown. Marshall has been criticized for making some big drops (remember that one in the end zone against Green Bay?)).
The Chicago Bears are going into the game as 3.5 point underdogs. That might have been reversed if they were playing at home because the Cowboys have been anything but spectacular thus far.
While Tony Romo has the least touchdown to interception ratio in the NFL since 2010 (go figure), his play has been very shaky. He failed to light up the Tampa Bay Buccaneers last week - a team with one of the worst passing defenses in the league - and has only thrown one touchdown versus his two interceptions in his last two games. Sure, the yardage is there, but touchdowns win games, something the Cowboys have been lacking.
Game time -
What time will is tonight's game against the Dallas Cowboys and Chicago Bears? You can catch it on ESPN at 7:30 p.m. Central Time and 8:30 p.m. Eastern Standard Time.The game is part of ESPN's Monday Night Football.