(670 The Score) The Bears (8-7) host the Packers (12-3) on Sunday afternoon in a game that carries big playoff implications.
WBBM Newsradio 780 will carry the game, with kickoff set for 3:25 p.m. 670 The Score will have pregame with Hub Arkush, Olin Kreutz and Patrick Mannelly starting at noon and continuing until game time. You can see all of 670’s preview coverage of the Bears-Packers matchup by clicking here.
Here are our 670 game predictions, with each individual’s Bears prognostication record this season in parentheses.
David Haugh (8-7): Packers 31, Bears 27
I don’t think the Bears will lose because of Mitch Trubisky, not with the offensive line stabilized and the identity clearer than the last time these two teams played. I think the Bears will fall short because their defense won’t be able to slow the Packers’ running game and has never figured out how to stop Aaron Rodgers. We’ve seen this movie before, even in Week 17 at Soldier Field. The Bears have to hope the Rams defense rises up against the Cardinals.
Mike Mulligan (9-6): Packers 31, Bears 23
It remains to be seen if Trubisky can continue to play as he has against below-average competition. There are no doubts about Rodgers’ ability, especially against the Bears. He’s a killer. And while David Bakhtiari’s injury is a major concern for the Packers, how much will it matter against the Bears’ struggling defensive front?
Danny Parkins (11-4): Packers 30, Bears 20
Trubisky has something to play for. Rodgers has something to play for. I know who I think is coming out on top.
Herb Lawrence (5-10): Packers 27, Bears 20
No, the Bears won’t win this game, as the Packers are much better and need the victory to secure the top seed in the NFC – and the bye that comes with it. I do think the Bears will get into the playoffs though, as I’m also predicting the Rams to beat the Cardinals.
Chris Emma (10-5): Packers 28, Bears 27
Rodgers and the Packers will be just a point better than the Bears on Sunday, leaving Chicago scoreboard watching the Rams-Cardinals game in its hopes of reaching the playoffs.
Rick Camp (9-6): Packers 28, Bears 20
Same as it ever was.