Bears vs Rams: Bear Goggles On's Week 12 Staff Picks and Predictions

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Dec 30, 2012; Detroit, MI, USA; Chicago Bears fans during the game against the Detroit Lions at Ford Field. Mandatory Credit: Tim Fuller-USA TODAY Sports

@BearsSTH (4-4)

The offense doesn’t miss a beat without Jay Cutler. Under the leadership of Josh McCown, the Bears seem to sustain longer drives and are careful with the ball. The defense is improving and I except to see continued improvement. In the end it’s back up vs. back up and McCown is better than Clemens.

Bears 28 – Rams 17

Mike Flannery (5-5)

The Bears are going to struggle with the Rams front seven but the O-line will keep McCown clean enough for a couple of TD drives which is all the Bears will need against Kellen Clemons and a weak Rams offense.

Bears 20 – Rams 16

Coach Boss (5-4)

Kellen Clemons has played well in place of Sam Bradford but Josh McCown has played even better. The Bears D is not what it once was but they have been able to hold 4 out of their last 5 opponents to 21 points or less despite giving up a ridiculous amount of rushing yards. These are two fairly evenly matched teams and it could go either way. My brain says pick the Rams because they are at home, but my heart says Bears.

Bears 37 – Rams 30  

Nov 4, 2013; Green Bay, WI, USA; Chicago Bears guard Kyle Long (75) during the game against the Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field. Chicago won 27-20. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports

Trent Anderson (2-3)

Though the Rams have played much better ball as of late, it’s hard to imagine the Bears losing to a team that has been wildly inconsistent thus far. St Louis has a formidable front-seven, but McCown and Co. will exploit an average secondary.

Bears 27 – Rams 23

GM Mouser (6-4)

The Bears, coming off a big win, will need to collect their thoughts, heal their wounds, and double down with St. Louis.  The play offs are in sight but the road to the post -season is largely paved with the turf of the opposing team’s home field.  The Bears lost some crucial home games.  The first crucial road win will come this Sunday as the Bears sneak by the Rams in a squeaker.  McCown is bound to come back to Earth and suffer a turnover or two so the defense will just have to take more away than the offense gives away.  That will happen Sunday.

Bears 30  – Rams 28

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