670 staff predictions: Bears-Browns


(670 The Score) The Bears (1-1) visit the Browns (1-1) on Sunday afternoon.

WBBM Newsradio 780 will carry the game, with kickoff set for noon CT. 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 will start around 5:15 p.m. or so after the Cubs broadcast is over.

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

David Haugh (2-0): Browns 24, Bears 20
Justin Fields takes a step forward, but it’s not enough to overcome a well-coached Browns team playing at home. The most dominant element of this game will be the Browns’ running game, powered by Nick Chubb and Kareem Hunt. Odell Beckham Jr. plans to return and Baker Mayfield spreads the ball around well with uncommon accuracy, but the Chubb-Hunt combination makes the Browns go. Fields will keep enough Bears drives alive to keep the Browns guessing but, again, the offense won’t score enough points.

Leila Rahimi (2-0): Browns 24, Bears 17
Happy Justin Fields game! Unfortunately, it’s also a Baker Mayfield, Nick Chubb, Myles Garrett and more game. The Browns are at home. Oh, and Odell Beckham Jr. is back? Yeah…

Danny Parkins (1-1): Bears 27, Browns 17
Something tells me this is the start of the Fields era, and he’s going to be so overwhelmingly competent that Matt Nagy can’t deny reality any longer. This is a pick with my heart.

Herb Lawrence (1-1): Bears 17, Browns 16
The Bears defense absolutely balled out Sunday against the Bengals and carried the team to a victory. With Fields starting, I’m just excited to watch Bears football again.

Adam Studzinski (2-0): Bears 28, Browns 23
Fields proves he’s exactly who we all believed he’d be. That’s it. That’s the prediction.

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Chris Emma (2-0): Browns 21, Bears 17
In his first NFL start, Fields will show flashes of greatness mixed with reminders that he’s a rookie. The Bears will come up short against a legitimate AFC contender in Cleveland.

Cam Ellis (1-1): Browns 27, Bears 21
It’s either going to be this score or Bears 100, Browns 0. There’s no in-between. And actually in my heart, I believe the Bears will win 100-0. But I can’t say that because that’s not “realistic” or “professional” or “historically possible.” So Browns 27, Bears 21. But secretly, I’ve got Bears 100, Browns 0.

Jay Zawaski (1-1): Bears 24, Browns 21
Last week, I said the Bears are bad until they aren’t. Well, they took it to the Bengals, and the game wasn’t as close as it looked. Had Darnell Mooney and Allen Robinson not dropped huge catches, Fields’ day would’ve been much more impressive. With Mayfield a little banged up, I’m taking the Bears here.

Les Grobstein (2-0): Browns 24, Bears 17
Both teams are banged up, but Mayfield will start for the Browns while Fields gets his first regular-season start for the Bears. Fields could be better than expected, but unfortunately, I have to say the Browns win this one.