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Expert Picks: Bears Beat Titans, But It’s Not Unanimous

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(CBS) Every week during the Bears season, our experts from 670 The Score, CBS2 and WBBM Newsradio 780 & 105.9 FM will provide their weekly picks for the Bears game. Most expect the Bears to go into Nashville and get a win Sunday, but it’s not unanimous:

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Brian Hanley Dan McNeil Terry Boers
Bears 26, Titans 20 Bears 32, Titans 5 Bears 20, Titans 10
The temptation is to run the ball more after the sputtering performance of the offense last week, but the Titans secondary may be just the tonic needed to jump start the Bears passing game. I picked the Bears to score in the 30s each of the last two weeks. They responded by scoring only three offensive touchdowns. With the help of another pick-6, they’ll finally get there in Nashville. Word on the street is that the great Dick Gautier likes the Bears this week. Hey, that’s good enough for me and Chris Tannehill. We’re all going to take the Beloved to dispose of one of the NFL’s most nondescript teams.
Record: 6-1 Record: 6-1 Record: 5-2

 

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Hub Arkush Dan Hampton Matt Spiegel
Titans 24, Bears 20 Bears 23, Titans 20 Bears 24, Titans 20
The Bears have played two stinkers in a row and been gifted wins which rarely teaches a team a lesson. With Houston next week and the 49ers the week after, this is the classic trap. I hope I’m wrong but my gut is screaming at me this is where the Bears stumble. A tough matchup with a physical bunch led by a QB that loves the spoiler role. Back to basics pays dividends, but is returning punts still legal for us? Bears dodge hillbilly ambush. Chris Johnson busts two big ones, but gets virtually nothing else. Meanwhile, the Bears offense plays the quick-hitting, easy to block short passing game all day — the one it has had to settle for late in the last couple wins.
Record: 6-1 Record: 5-2 Record: 6-1

 

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Ben Finfer Matt Abbatacola Adam Hoge
Bears 31, Titans 16 Bears 49, Titans 17 Bears 24, Titans 13
Could this be the week where the offense finally wakes up? It should be, but if it doesn’t, the Bears still win. Because the Titans are, in a word, bad. Armed with two Defensive Players of the Month this season and a Hall of Fame caliber kick returner that refuses to run forward, the Bears roll despite a late night out at The Grand Ole Opry I don’t expect to see the offense break out, but I do expect Mike Tice’s game plan to improve. If it doesn’t, questions should be asked. The defense bounces back from last week’s letdown.
Record: 6-1 Record: 5-2 Record: 7-0

 

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Ryan Baker Megan Mawicke Josh Liss
Bears 31, Titans 17 Bears 33, Titans 21 Bears 27, Titans 23
The Bears will definitely “Remember the Panthers” when they take on the Titans. I expect to see a crisper Jay Cutler and Bears offense on Sunday. Bears continue to cruise on the road. The Titans’ secondary is vulnerable and Jay Cutler/Brandon Marshall will exploit it. Bears defense has another big day with takeaways. Chris Johnson is not a concern. Titans TE Jared Cook is the X-factor, along with Matt Hasselbeck’s ability to pick apart Lovie Smith defenses, and avoid sacks. As long as the Bears offense gets at least three TDs, the road team will win.
Record: 5-2 Record: 7-0 Record: 7-0