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Mike Praser (4-6)
The Bears are going to find a way to lose this game at home on Sunday. Lovie Smith is going to have his guys all sit back in their comfy zones and just wait for Jay Cutler to make a mistake. That bend and don’t break defense is all too familiar here in Chicago. The only thing is ever since Lovie left, we have a bend and break type of defense. Josh McCown will play mistake free football and the Bucs are going to squeeze out a victory so that Lovie Smith can have is revenge. His revenge for sitting at home last year getting paid three millions dollars. I think that Lovie should be sending the Bears a gift basket.
Bucs 17 – Bears 14
Mike Curcio (2-4)
The Bears can’t really lose to the Bucs, can they? Well, this is a Tampa Bay team that has talent and made some big moves in free-agency (Alterriun Verner, Michael Johnson, Josh McCown). Unfortunately for them, they are at the bottom half of the league in virtually every category on both sides of the ball. I think that the Bears run the football well, don’t turn the ball over and come out with an ugly, grind it out win that they will gladly take.
Bears 20, Bucs 9
After finally winning a game at home, the Bears might actually have some momentum heading into Week 12. In the returning game for Lovie Smith and Josh McCown I expect a lot of points to be scored between these two high-octane offenses.