(670 The Score) The Bears (5-6) host the Lions (4-7) on Sunday afternoon.
WBBM Newsradio 780 will carry the game, with kickoff set for noon. 670 The Score will have pregame with Hub Arkush, Olin Kreutz and Patrick Mannelly starting at 9 a.m. and continuing until game time. You can see all of 670’s preview coverage of the Bears-Lions matchup by clicking here.
Here are our 670 game predictions, with each individual’s Bears prognostication record this season in parentheses.
David Haugh (6-5): Bears 27, Lions 20
The ideal opponent arrives for the Bears, who haven’t won a game since Oct. 18.
The Lions are reeling, having fired their head coach and general manager since their last game. The Bears are also reeling, but they’ll start Mitchell Trubisky, the Lion tamer, whose personal history against Detroit makes it reasonable to expect Chicago to end its five-game skid. Injuries again threaten the consistency of the Bears’ defense, but the Lions are still the Lions, so this one looks winnable – and it better be or else the noise will only get louder in Chicago.
Mike Mulligan (7-4): Bears 20, Lions 19
It’s the 11th hour for the desperate Bears, now in the throes of a season-ruining losing streak. The Lions will get a bump from a new administration and are significantly better on the road (3-3) as opposed to home (1-4). Ultimately, the Bears’ bad offense needs to outplay the Lions’ bad defense. And the Chicago defense needs a freaking sense of urgency.
Danny Parkins (7-4): Lions 24, Bears 10
I don’t really get what the Bears have done to show they deserve to be favored over a team with a superior quarterback in a season in which home-field advantage is virtually meaningless. The Matt Nagy-Trubisky history of success against the Lions will feel just like that, history.
Herb Lawrence (3-8): Bears 17, Lions 16
No coin flip needed at all this week, as it’s the Lions. Mitch is a boss against them in his career. Welcome back to football purgatory, Bears.
Chris Emma (8-3): Bears 24, Lions 13
The Bears have lost five straight and their foundation is seemingly broken, but there’s no better cure than a Sunday with the Lions.
Rick Camp (8-3): Bears 20, Lions 17
No wasn’t an option, so I guess I’ll go with this.
Jay Zawaski (5-6): Bears 3, Lions 2
Who cares anymore? Eat at Arby’s.
Nick Shepkowski (9-2): Bears 14, Lions 12
There’s a chance this is the worst game played in the NFL all season – at least until the Bears take on Mike Glennon and the Jaguars later in December. Go spend time with loved ones and for the sake of everything holy, watch an out-of-market game Sunday instead of suffering. The Bears’ five-game losing streak ends, but it won’t be pretty.