670 staff predictions: Bears-Lions

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(670 The Score) The Bears (3-7) visit the Lions (0-9-1) on Thursday for a Thanksgiving Day game.

WBBM Newsradio 780 will carry the game, with kickoff set for 11:30 a.m. 670 The Score’s pregame show with Mike Mulligan, Olin Kreutz and Patrick Mannelly will start at 9 a.m. and run until kickoff. Our postgame show with Mark Grote will start just after the final buzzer.

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

David Haugh (9-1): Bears 24, Lions 16
These two teams have three victories combined, and it's Week 12. Yikes. Watch anyway, but be ready for the game to induce an early Thanksgiving nap. The Lions play hard for coach Dan Campbell, something that's not as obvious to say about the Bears and Matt Nagy. But effort only can take a team so far and, flaws and all, the Bears still hold a slight edge because of – brace yourself – Andy Dalton. Dalton makes the Bears offense more predictable than Tim Boyle – or even Jared Goff – makes the Lions offense. The Bears merely need Dalton to move the chains, make the reads and score enough points to beat a winless team. Defensively, the Bears’ pass rush will pressure Boyle into mistakes.

Danny Parkins (5-5): Bears 17, Lions 9
Honestly at this point, who cares? Dalton playing for the Bears on a team that’s all but mathematically eliminated from the playoffs in November is a serious waste of time. If Justin Fields plays by some miracle, it’s exciting. If he doesn’t, I won’t put up a fight if my niece wants to watch the Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade. Oh, you want a score? Sure – 17-9.