Expert Picks: Bears Get Crucial Win In Cleveland
(CBS) Every week during the Bears season, our experts from 670 The Score, CBS2 and WBBM Newsradio 780 & 105.9 FM provide their picks for the Bears game:
|Brian Hanley||Terry Boers||Matt Spiegel|
|Bears 23, Browns 21||Browns 24, Bears 23||Bears 27, Browns 17|
|Don't know how many offensive player of the week winners were told to take a seat the following game. But the QB quandary won't much matter if Cleveland's can't-run offense (84 ypg, 28th in the NFL) can against the Bears' bad rush defense.||I'm done with Dick Cavett. He missed the Cowboys game. How could he? I got the word from my old pal Dick Cheney. Tick, tock.||The defense steps up and plays its best game in months, limiting the Browns to under 125 yards rushing while forcing three turnovers. Cutler is good, not great, but survives his mistakes.|
|Record: 6-7||Record: 9-4||Record: 7-6|
|Hub Arkush||Adam Hoge||Matt Abbatacola|
|Bears 30, Browns 24||Bears 24, Browns 20||Browns 24, Bears 13|
|Style points will be dictated by how long it takes Cutler to knock the rust off, but Bears have learned their lesson about last place teams from Redskins, Rams and Vikings.||The matchup doesn't necessarily favor the Bears, but I think the Browns will let the Patriots beat them twice. That was a brutal loss and it will be hard to bounce back.||Cutler plays, Bears lose. 24 - 13. #FreeMcCown|
|Record: 9-4||Record: 8-5||Record: 8-5|
|Ben Finfer||Nick Shepkowski||Jay Zawaski|
|Bears 28, Browns 27||Bears 20, Browns 19||Bears 28, Browns 20|
|They'll score points, give up a lot of rushing yards, and deal with some weird in-game decision by Marc Trestman. You know... the usual.||Cutler looks rusty in his first game since early November but the Browns settle for a few too many field goals. Bears sneak out a close one.||While the Browns' defense has been impressive, I think the Bears will be able to score and control the clock. I mean, they're still the Cleveland Browns, right?|
|Record: 10-3||Record: 2-3||Record: 6-7|
|Ryan Baker||Dan Durkin||Josh Liss|
|Bears 28, Browns 17||Bears 27, Browns 23||Bears 30, Browns 27|
|Jay Cutler reminds fickle Bears what he can do against the Browns, and the defense finally delivers.||The Browns' defense will test the continuity of the Bears protection schemes. But it's become pick your poison for secondaries facing the Bears' dominant receiving duo.||The Bears should have just enough quality to outlast a down-sliding Browns squad that's lost 4 in a row and 7 of 8, including recent home games to no-good Pittsburgh and Jacksonville.|
|Record: 6-7||Record: 6-7||Record: 7-6|
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