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NFL Week 17 Odds: Bears are favored again, this time over the Falcons!

We check in on the early odds for the Chicago Bears and Atlanta Falcons game on New Year’s Eve.

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Earlier today, the Chicago Bears hung on to beat the Cardinals, 27 to 16, to pull their record to (6-9), and next week they'll host the Atlanta Falcons (7-8), who just took down the Colts, 29 to 10.

Our friends at DraftKings Sportsbook just dropped their early odds for the Bears vs Falcons game on New Year's Eve, and they have the Bears as an early 3-point favorite. The over/under opened at 38, with the money line at -142 for Chicago and +120 for Atlanta.

The Bears are mostly playing for pride at this point in the season, but the Falcons are still clinging to postseason hopes in the NFC South, one game behind the (8-7) division-leading Buccaneers. The Bears haven't officially been eliminated in the NFC playoff push yet, but they'll need an astronomical amount of help, and they'll need to beat the Falcons. This is also a must-win for Atlanta to keep pace with the Bucs and the other NFC wildcard contenders, so get your popcorn ready for more meaningful December football in Chicago!

What are your thoughts on the early odds for the Bears vs. Falcons?