Here are our game predictions from our on-air personalities, producers, writers and more. One week in, it's Tony Gill leading the rest of the pack at 1-0, as he was the only one to pick the Packers to upset the Bears.
At mile-high altitude, I’m expecting a low-scoring game. The Bears will break through with a pair of touchdowns on offense and take this one over Vic Fangio and the Broncos.
After the most trying week of the Matt Nagy era, it will actually get worse for the Bears when they fall to 0-2. All we will have to look forward to is Theo Epstein's end-of-the-season press conference .
The Broncos offense showed absolutely nothing good in their opener. The Bears defense must be better than the Raiders'. As long as Mitchell Trubisky doesn’t turn the ball over, the Bears avoid an utter disaster.
And then I won’t talk about it again after Tuesday. #MitchIsFragile
I’m not ready to pick the Bears to lose against a team they’re clearly more talented than ... yet.
After an embarrassing showing by Matt Nagy the Bears offense in the opener, I’m hesitant to pick the Beloved up in the thin air of Colorado. (BTW, gorgeous, Denver, the Sunshine State.) But the Broncos offense doesn’t scare me this week, so I’m taking the Bears.
Even though the Broncos at home scare me a little, I believe the entire Bears team — from the general manager down to the backup long snapper — took the loss to the Packers as a wakeup call. The Bears will get a pair of rushing touchdowns and a field goal, but Eddy Pineiro will miss an extra point just to keep our nerves on edge for another week ... or month ... or year ... or lifetime.
The optimism of last week that surrounded the Bears is bruised — but not broken. Vic Fangio couldn’t figure out how to beat Jon Gruden in Week 1, and Matt Nagy’s play-calling can’t be any worse than last week.
No, Matt Nagy doesn’t go for a two-point conversion in this one. It’s a pair of field goals and a safety that’s just enough for a Bears victory as the defense again allows just one touchdown.
The Bears are the better team, but the Broncos' early season success at home historically and the Fangio factor are hard to ignore. The Bears' pass rush will benefit from a stationary Joe Flacco and right tackle Ja'Wuan James being sidelined for the Broncos, which will set the offense up to do just enough to get a win in the altitude.
I’m going to be in Denver on Monday, the day after the Bears face the Broncos in Week 2. And for no football-related reasoning whatsoever, the Bears win solely because I don’t think they’re rude enough to not let me enjoy my vacation.
Joe Flacco sucks.