Predicting All 16 Chicago Bears Games: BGO Staff Picks

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Dec 22, 2013; Philadelphia, PA, USA; A couple of Chicago Bears fans watch the game during the first quarter against the Philadelphia Eagles at Lincoln Financial Field. The Eagles defeated the Bears 54-11. Mandatory Credit: Howard Smith-USA TODAY Sports

Tooch (9-7)

The Bears’ high-powered offense will save them in several games this season, but the new-look defense will ultimately falter as it did last year, leaving the Bears on the outside looking in for the 2014 playoffs. The Packers will be too much to handle and the rest of the NFC will be too strong for the Bears to overcome and earn a playoff spot. Cutler and company will fail to meet expectations yet again.

Mike Praser (11-5)

The Bears went 8-8 last year with a bottom of the barrel defense. Why can’t they go 11-5 with a revamped defensive front and a scheme that the defensive coordinator believes in. This is year two of an already prolific offense and I don’t see the Bears going anywhere except for up in the rankings. I have high hopes for the Bears this year, let’s see if they can back up my words with their play. Go Bears!

Whitney (11-5)

I predict the Bears will have a 11-5 season with only one division loss at the hands of the Lions, in their final meeting in week 16. The other losses will be due to the Panthers pass rush, the bounce back expected by the Falcons, the Patriots being excellent at home and the Buccaneers’ head coach Lovie Smith’s familiarity with the Bears. The Bears have enough offensive firepower to beat the majority of their opponents this season. If the defense can hold the opposing teams to 23 points or less, I believe they will have a very successful season. The Bears don’t have trouble on the road therefore, playing in another city in December and January should not be a problem. They hold the advantage at home because there are a few dome teams who are likely to make it to the post season but will struggle if they have to travel to Solider Field.