670 staff predictions: Bears-Saints

Kickoff is set for Sunday at 3:25 p.m. CT.
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(670 The Score) The Bears (5-2) host the Saints (4-2) on Sunday.

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-Saints matchup by clicking here.

Here are our 670 game predictions, with each individual’s Bears prognostication record this season in parentheses.

David Haugh (3-4): Saints 23, Bears 16
Key injuries only threaten to make a bad offense worse, and the Bears haven’t exactly embraced the idea of drastic change in the days following the Rams’ loss. The offensive status quo is the toughest thing on the Bears’ schedule to overcome. The Saints have flaws too but stop the run well and still can move the football regardless of the receivers available for Drew Brees. For the second straight home game, the Bears will host a future Hall of Fame quarterback – but Brees will leave happier than Tom Brady did.

Mike Mulligan (4-3): Saints 24, Bears 19
You’re never as good as you seem in victory, nor as bad as you look in defeat.
This is a wonderful spot for the Bears to prove the old adage true. Sadly, the combination of a short week and myriad injury concerns means that’s not the way to bet it.

Danny Parkins (3-4): Saints 24, Bears 13
I can’t pick the Bears to win until I see some semblance of life from their offense. I do think this game is low-scoring because of the Bears defense, a Saints defense that has been a bit unlucky and the high winds in the forecast.

Herb Lawrence (3-4): Bears 23, Saints 17
The coin flip worked last week! So let’s keep it going. It turned up heads this week, so that means the Bears will beat the Saints.

Chris Emma (5-2): Saints 27, Bears 20
Matt Nagy reminded us the Bears are 5-2 and not 2-5. But they’re heading toward 5-3 against the Saints on Sunday, with no fixes for this offense in sight.

Rick Camp (4-3): Saints 20, Bears 10
With strong winds expected, the better offense will likely be the one that can run the ball better. I’ll put my money on Alvin Kamara and the Saints’ offensive line.

Jay Zawaski (3-4): Saints 35, Bears 17
This one is going to get really ugly. The 35 might seem like a slight at the Bears defense, but when the unit is on the field for two-thirds of the game, it’s going to get winded. I hope I’m wrong, but I think the Saints win big.

Nick Shepkowski (6-1): Saints 24, Bears 16
We’re about to find out exactly what the Bears are made of.