We all know by now that #WeOwnTheBears over the past five years. The Detroit Lions have bested the Chicago Bears in nine of their past 10 games, meaning in four of the last five years of this rivalry, Detroit has managed to sweep Chicago.
However, the Pride of Detroit crew—along with just about everyone else—feels a shift in this dynamic this season. Head coach Matt Nagy has led the Bears to a very impressive 5-3 start to the season, as the Bears sit in first place of a competitive NFC North. Matt Patricia, on the other hand, is going through some serious growing pains. Detroit has lost five of their first eight games under Patricia, and four of those losses were pretty ugly.
As a result, just five of our 15 staff members are picking the Lions this week. Here’s a look at our score predictions.
Kellie Rowe (4-3): 24-17 Bears
Ryan Mathews (4-4): 24-17 Bears
Kent Lee Platte (4-4): 17-16 Lions
Alex Reno (4-4): 20-19 Lions
Justin Simon (4-4): 24-17 Bears
Andrew Kato (3-3): 20-17 Bears
Mike Payton (3-5): 17-6 Bears
Jeremy Reisman (3-5): 24-10 Bears
Hamza Baccouche (3-5): 31-20 Lions
Kyle Yost (3-5): 24-21 Bears
Levi Blue (3-5): 24-17 Lions
Jerry Mallory (3-5): 21-17 Lions
Mansur Shaheen (2-6): 20-18 Bears
Chris Perfett (2-6): 13-13 Tie
John Whiticar (2-6): 20-17 Bears
FanPulse (2-6): Bears by 4
Now it’s time for you to make your picks. In the poll below, pick this week’s winner, and don’t forget to leave your score prediction in the comment section below for a chance at a shoutout during our weekly On Paper preview articles.
Who wins on Sunday?
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