Nov 11, 2012; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago Bears fans in the rain during the second half against the Houston Texans at Soldier Field. The Texans won 13-6. Mandatory Credit: Dennis Wierzbicki-USA TODAY Sports

Gameday Forecast: Severe Chicago Weather Could Affect Bears - Ravens Game

It could be a wild one by Chicago’s lakefront on Sunday when the world champion Baltimore Ravens come to Soldier Field.  The weather forecast calls for a chance a severe storms and high winds:

The weather service said that Sunday’s conditions will provide “an exceptionally favorable environment” for thunderstorms, with winds possibly as high as 70 m.p.h. and the possibility of a “strong damaging tornado.”

The agency also has issued a wind advisory for 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday for all of those counties but Lake, McHenry, Boone, Winnebago and Ogle. Tha advisory warns of southwest winds gusting at up to 45 m.p.h. before they turn west later in the day.

The Bears will be without Jay Cutler, Lance Briggs and Charles Tillman among others.  The Ravens come in with one of the worst rushing attacks in the league, while the Bears have one of the worst rush defenses.  With high winds and storms expected, this could be a ground and pound game.  Something’s gotta give.

From a fantasy perspective, you want to sit Robbie Gould and evaluate your options if you’re starting Brandon Marshall, Alshon Jeffery or Torrey Smith.  Matt Forte and Ray Rice could be getting a bigger workload.

The Bears enter as 3-point favorites with an over/under of 43 points.  If I were a betting man – and Lord knows I’m not – I’d be betting the under.

Stay dry and…




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