670 staff predictions: Bears-Texans

Kickoff is set for noon on Sunday from Soldier Field.

(670 The Score) The Bears (5-7) host the Texans (4-8) 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-Texans matchup by clicking here.

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

David Haugh (6-6): Bears 21, Texans 20
At some point, the Bears have to stop beating themselves. They have to stop turning the ball over at the worst times. They have to stop letting opposing offenses convert third downs and run rampant. They have to stop making dumb mistakes. Right? Deshaun Watson will outplay Mitchell Trubisky like everyone but Ryan Pace always expected, but the Bears will squeak by, barely, thanks to their rejuvenated running game.

Mike Mulligan (7-5): Bears 22, Texans 21
Only a fool would back the Bears after last week’s debacle, but while it’s difficult to win in the NFL, it’s just as difficult to lose seven straight games. The Bears are running the ball better and will OK if they get Trubisky on the move. Keep a close eye on the defense in this game. It has been falling apart of late, and injuries are adding up.

Danny Parkins (8-4): Bears 24, Texans 21
For no rhyme or reason other than this season has been so unsatisfying that maybe the quarterback conversation deserves to get muddied a bit. Obviously, it won’t and shouldn’t change anything big picture, but I’ll say the Bears defense stifles a Texans offense that’s missing so many key parts even with Watson playing great – and the fighting Trubiskys emerge victorious.

Herb Lawrence (3-9): Texans 33, Bears 27
This is really something. I think I’ve picked the wrong outcome for the Bears’ games for like 10 weeks in a row. So again, pick the opposite moneyline and retire after this year.

Chris Emma (8-4): Texans 28, Bears 27
As if wasn’t bad enough for the Bears after six straight losses, here's Watson ready for revenge at Soldier Field. Chicago loses this one late -- again.

Rick Camp (8-4): Texans 27, Bears 17
The Texans have a quarterback, and the Bears don’t. Even without Will Fuller playing for the Texans, if the Bears can’t generate more of a pass rush, Watson will be able to find someone eventually and Chicago will have issues keeping up.

Nick Shepkowski (9-3): Texans 23, Bears 20
I don't know how after last week you can have any confidence in the Bears finishing a game. Watson again shows Pace that he messed up by giving the Texans the late lead.

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