670 staff predictions: Bears-Giants


(670 The Score) The Bears (2-1) visit the Giants (2-1) on Sunday afternoon at MetLife Stadium.

WBBM Newsradio 780 will carry the game, with kickoff set for noon. Our 670 The Score pregame show with Mike Mulligan, Patrick Mannelly and Anthony Herron will start at 9 a.m. and run until kickoff. Our postgame show will start around 5 p.m., with the exact time depending on the conclusion of our Cubs broadcast. You can listen here.

You can check out all of 670’s preview coverage of the Bears-Giants matchup by clicking here. Below are game predictions from our 670 hosts, producers and writers.

David Haugh (2-1): Bears 27, Giants 23
Nothing about the Giants says the Bears shouldn't fly home Sunday night 3-1 as one of the surprises of the first quarter of the season. Saquon Barkley will be the best player on the field, but the Bears’ running game will counter as the strongest unit, negating any advantage the Giants might have. Neither quarterback looks dangerous enough to fear, with Daniel Jones and Justin Fields both giving their respective franchises reasons to doubt them. In the end, the Bears’ defense looks more capable of producing a takeaway – even if Fields remains susceptible to the unforced giveaway. In another battle for supremacy of the NFL's bottom tier, the Bears will ride their special teams and Cairo Santos to a close victory.

Danny Parkins (2-1): Giants 24, Bears 17
I think both teams will be able to run on the other. The problem is I haven’t seen enough from the Bears’ pass rush to think they’ll be able to rattle Danny Dimes like the Cowboys did Monday night. Then when you factor in that Fields seems to be perpetually rattled, it tilts the edge to the G-Men.

Matt Spiegel (3-0): Giants 17, Bears 13
These teams can run.
These coaches are new. These quarterbacks are … raw. These wide receiver corps are bad. This game will be a physical, low-scoring, ugly fistfight. The Bears will drop to 2-2.

Gabe Ramirez (2-1): Bears 24, Giants 17
Winning ugly will be the theme for the Bears this season, and this game will be no different. The hope is that at some point Fields will show us flashes of greatness. Will it be this Sunday? I think so. If not, the defense should keep the game within reach.

Shane Riordan (2-1): Bears 34, Giants 19
Daniel Jones looks like every guy at the bar who pushes you out of the way so he can get a drink first. The drink is a vodka cranberry with a lime and a cocktail straw. And he actually uses the straw. Look at him wrong, and he'll ask if you know who his daddy is. Fields has his first career 300-yard game and Darnell Mooney catches two touchdowns.

Chris Tannehill (3-0): Giants 24, Bears 20
The Giants are coming off a disappointing loss on a short week, but it isn’t easy to win on the road in the NFL, especially when your offense is as one-dimensional as the Bears’ is currently. The Sterling Shepard injury provides an opportunity for a big game from Chicago native Kenny Golladay.

Adam Studzinski (1-2): Bears 26, Giants 21
I know, predicting the Bears to score 26 points is bold. To be honest, these teams are basically mirror images of each other. Neither protects its quarterback well, neither is good against the run, both have new head coaches trying to create a culture and both are somehow 2-1 despite the fact neither is a good team. Something has to give this week. I believe Fields finally finds his footing a bit (just give us an average game, I'm begging you) and the Bears’ defense creates a crucial turnover in the fourth quarter, which has been its trend in two of the past three weeks, as Chicago gets the win on the road.

Chris Emma (3-0): Giants 20, Bears 16
Barkley is back to form, and he’s the X-factor in this matchup. The Bears’ defense will struggle to keep him in check, while Fields and the offense still have work to do before improvement is revealed. A close game goes to New York.

Cam Ellis (2-1): Bears 17, Giants 17
This is how I feel. No further questions will be taken at this time.

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