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Expert Picks: Won't Be Easy, But Bears Top Redskins

(CBS) Every week during the Bears season, our experts from 670 The Score, CBS2 and WBBM Newsradio 780 & 105.9 FM provide their weekly picks for the Bears game:

Brian Hanley Dan McNeil Terry Boers
Bears 30, Redskins 26 Redskins 28, Bears 23 Redskins 38, Bears 35
It takes $500,000 to move the Vegas line a half point. The Bears were a 1 1/2-point favorite Tuesday. They were a one-point dog Thursday. That's $2.5 million wagered Washington's way in 48 hours. When I see movement like that, I run (More Matt Forte off tackle this week, please) my money to the other side of the tide. I need more than the improving health of Stephen Paea's toe to believe in the Bears' run defense. 'Skins ran for more than 200 vs. Dallas. Why would that change Sunday? Do you hear the tick, tick, tick? My guy Dick Cheney does. And the old VP will go with RGIII to topple the Bears in a heart-stopper.
Record: 3-3 Record: 5-1 Record: 4-2


Hub Arkush Adam Hoge Matt Spiegel
Bears 41, Redskins 34 Bears 38, Redskins 31 Bears 27, Redskins 24
The Redskins are a team the Bears should beat, but not one they can afford to take for granted considering the way the Bears' "D" is playing. The Redskins actually rank pretty well in most offensive categories other than points scored. Still, the Bears may just put up a big number on them. The Redskins can run the ball like the Giants did last week, but the Bears' defense has had 10 days to prepare, so I expect improvement. Meanwhile, Jay Cutler will show DeAngelo Hall how much easier life is with actual receivers. Bears win. A precious road win comes because the Bears offense continues to show it's becoming trustworthy. Jon Bostic plays half as much as D.J. Williams usually did; a wise choice. Good times going into the bye week.
Record: 5-1 Record: 4-2 Record: 5-1


Ben Finfer Matt Abbatacola Jay Zawaski
Redskins 27, Bears 24 Bears 28, Redskins 27 Bears 28, Redskins 20
The Bears might be the better overall team. If only their defense could stop somebody. It'll be a big game for RGIII and Alfred Morris against no-name linemen. Jay Cutler and the offense will put up a fight. It just won't be enough. Jay Cutler continues his hot play in fourth quarters as the Bears rally from a first half deficit to win their fifth game headed into the bye week. Martellus Bennett scores twice in the win. Despite their less than impressive Thursday night performance vs the Giants, the Bears will handle the Redskins with relative ease. The return of Charles Tillman and Stephen Paea will pay huge dividends, and the Bears will move to 5-2 just in time for the bye week.
Record: 5-1 Record: 5-1 Record: 4-2


Ryan Baker Dan Durkin Josh Liss
Bears 21, Redskins 17 Bears 24, Redskins 20 Redskins 24, Bears 20
At least for one day Derrick Rose won't have the most talked about reconstructed knee in Chicago. RG3's "return" will take another step, but the Bears' rag tag defense will rise to the occasion. The Redskins' secondary is vulnerable, so there will be plenty of plays to be made by the Bears' passing attack. Look for the Bears' special teams return units to make a splash play this weekend and contribute to a win. RGIII's dynamism is going to drive the Bears 'D' mad, but won't always equal points. Problem for the Bears is Jay Cutler (no picks in 2 games) is overdue for an interception... or 4. Only a rare, monster game from Matt Forte can save the visitors.
Record: 5-1 Record: 5-1 Record: 4-2
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