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Expert Picks: No Disagreement, Bears Bounce Back To Beat Rams

(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. For the second time in three weeks, the group is in complete agreement:

Brian Hanley Dan McNeil Terry Boers
Bears 31, Rams 19 Bears 30, Rams 20 Bears 31, Rams 26
The St. Louis offense has been prolific this season but the Rams defense has its issues. Look for the Bears to come out running which will set up a couple passing touchdowns. The extra days off have always been a friend of Lovie Smith. "Good Cutler" returns and the Bears offense will look more like it did against Indianapolis than it did against Green Bay. Jay Cutler, who continues to be the biggest baby in his own home, and the Bears have a way of bouncing back from night-game disasters and this should follow form. But it won't be easy against a Rams team with a better coach and a better plan.


Hub Arkush Dan Hampton Matt Spiegel
Bears 31, Rams 21. Bears 27, Rams 10 Bears 27, Rams 21
The three extra days rest should be a big help for the Bears and they figure to be angry and focused after the embarrassment last Thursday in Green Bay. Marshall vs. Finnegan should be worth the price of admission all by itself. The Bears actually have a solid gameplan and execution against a team looking for answers and will bounce back nicely. Cutler and the offense get back on track quickly, jumping to a big lead and then holding on as Sam Bradford and the Rams find their way. Michael Bush carries it 25 times.


Jason Goff Matt Abbatacola Adam Hoge
Bears 31, Rams 20 Bears 45, Rams 10 Bears 24, Rams 13
I'm in Argentina. Bears 31, Rams 20. Bears click in all phases of the game and dominate the Rams at home. A kick return touchdown and two Jay Cutler touchdowns lead the way. I'm not convinced the offensive line will block anyone and we can't forget Matt Forte probably won't play. I expect a rested defense to be hungry though and the Bears will get either a special teams or defensive touchdown to ice the game.


Ryan Baker Megan Mawicke Josh Liss
Bears 27, Rams 24 Bears 27, Rams 17 Bears 30, Rams 20
Ex-Bear Jeff Fisher has brought a Ram tough attitude back to St. Louis, but the Bears are at their best when they have something to prove, and they do after the debacle at Lambeau. Jay Cutler and the Bears will bounce back from their nightmare in Green Bay but they will be tested by an improved Rams team. Cutler will toss three touchdowns and have no bumps. Jay Cutler makes amends (for now) with a go-ahead fourth quarter scoring drive. The Bears defense is due to put an opponent away with a game-cinching touchdown.
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