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Expert Picks: Bears Bring Win Back From St. Louis

(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 26, Rams 24 Rams 23, Bears 21 Bears 24, Rams 20
Zac Stacy should be looking forward to the Bears' 31st-rated run defense. Yet, as impressive as the Rams' defense and running game looked in its last three games before their bye week, the QB play separates these two teams. My guy Dick Cavett is on a bigtime roll. He hasn't missed a single game in three months. Good God almighty! So what about the Bears? Uh-oh. The D holds just enough on some crucial third downs to force Legatron field goals, and Matt Forte runs wild for a couple scores. Playoff dreams live.
Record: 5-5 Record: 7-3 Record: 6-4


Hub Arkush Adam Hoge Matt Abbatacola
Rams 26, Bears 23 Rams 28, Bears 27 Bears 41, Rams 9
The matchups to watch are Robert Quinn vs. Jermon Bushrod and Julius Peppers vs. Jake Long. If either team wins both they're a lock to win the game. My brain says Bears but my gut says Rams. The Bears are a better team, but the timing of this game benefits the Rams a lot more. They are fresh off a bye after blowing out the Colts, while the Bears got beat up in the mud last week. Josh McCown will be carried off the field on the shoulders of Chris and Kyle Long as Jay Cutler is traded to Jacksonville. Matt Forte RAMS home the victory with three touchdowns on 12 receptions.
Record: 7-3 Record: 6-4 Record: 6-4


Ben Finfer Nick Shepkowski Jay Zawaski
Rams 27, Bears 23 Bears 24, Rams 20 Bears 28, Rams 20
St. Louis is coming off a bye. The week before that they dominated the Colts in Indianapolis. The Bears' defense will struggle and so will Josh McCown. The "Josh McCown should start full time!" crowd adds more fuel to their fire this week as he goes another game without a turnover and the Bears sneak out another close one. Everything went right for the Rams when they faced the Colts. I don't think that's the "real Rams." Had that game not happened, everyone would be predicting a big Bears win. One game does not a team define. Bears.
Record: 8-2 Record: 2-0 Record: 5-5


Ryan Baker Dan Durkin Josh Liss
Bears 24, Rams 20 Bears 23, Rams 20 Bears 30, Rams 20
I've been in a Show-Me-State with Josh McCown, but the Bears' Ram in the bush will use his multiple playmakers to match St. Louis' speed. The Bears will counter the Rams' fierce pass rush with short drops and quick reads to take advantage of a suspect Rams secondary. Zac Stacy will get loose, but Kellen Clemens scares nobody. The Long brothers will fight, or at least battle past the whistle once or twice. And with a large heaping of Matt Forte, on the carpet in St.Louis, the Bears will keep their playoff hopes alive.
Record: 5-5 Record: 6-4 Record: 6-4
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