Bears vs Lions: Bear Goggles On's Week 10 Staff Picks and Predictions

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Sep 29, 2013; Detroit, MI, USA; Detroit Lions defensive tackle Nick Fairley (98) fumble recovery runs the ball in for a touch down Chicago Bears offensive guard Kyle Long (75) attempts to defend in the third quarter at Ford Field. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports

The Bears and Lions match up in a crucial NFC North matchup.  The Lions hold the tiebreaker after a dominant Week 4 win over the Bears.  The Bears got themselves back into the race thanks to an unlikely 27-20 win over the Packers at Lambeau on Monday night.

I have to take a moment to acknowledge Robert Napier, who was the only member of the staff to select the Bears.  Even @BearsSTH, who is the biggest homer this side of Harry Carey, picked the Packers.   So what does our team of writers think about this Sunday’s matchup?  Let’s give Robert honors with the first prediction:

Robert Napier (5-3)

The win over the Green Bay Packers on MNF was huge for Chicago, and gives them all the momentum to make a second half playoff push. Locked in a three-way (huh huh huh) tie for first place makes this game a defining one as a win would put us in sole possession of first place in the NFC North. The early reports of Jay Cutler possibly returning for this game have been re-evaluated and have every bit to do with the phenomenal play of Josh McCown in his absence. I don’t even have to wait for the injury report to make my pick. It won’t be easy to come away with a win, though, as the Lions will bring their best. Bears game plan…… watch the tape of this season’s first meeting, and do the opposite.

Bears 41 – Lions 27

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