Bears vs Lions: Staff Predictions

We finally agree upon something. Five weeks into the NFL regular season, the entire LionsFans.com staff has chosen the Lions to win this weekend when Chicago battles Detroit on Sunday at Ford Field. Check out our pre-game prognosis, and don't forget to login to www.lionstalk.com and make your gameday prediction!

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Nate Caminata - Publisher
Chris Chandler certainly seems to provide more worry than Jim Miller, but the Lions' defense stepped up against New Orleans two weeks ago at Ford Field, and could use another sell out to help motivate them again. Chicago's defense has been riddled with injuries and poor play, giving them one of the worse secondaries in the league. Like he did against the Vikings, Lions' rookie quarterback Joey Harrington will exploit these weaknesses. This time, however, he won't be let down by his defense.

Prediction: Lions 35 - Bears 17
Current Record: 1-4


Mike Fowler - Lions Insider
Detroit plays well when they feed on the emotion and the energy of their home crowd. With Chicago limping in here, Detroit has a great chance to get its second win of the season. Beware though! Chicago's Chris Chandler can be tough to stop if he gets on a roll. One of the more accurate passers in the league, he has Booker, the NFC leading receiver to throw to. Detroit will have to get pressure on Chandler to prevent him from picking apart its secondary.

Prediction: Lions 27 - Bears 20
Current Record: 3-1


Frank Bunker - "Paperless Lion "Columnist
Taking a page from the General Patton School of Interpersonal Communications, Lions GM Matt Millen slaps some sense into his charges' spines.  Meanwhile, the Bears continue their 55-year tradition of decent defense and no offense with QB Chris Chandler under center.  Lions win 34-10 and Head Coach Marty Mornhinweg asks Millen to slap somebody every week.

Prediction: Lions 34 - Bears 10
Current Record: 1-4


Adrian Donofrio - Columnist
The Bears have been decimated on both sides of the ball with several key injuries. The offensive line has been shuffled, red-zone reciever David Terrell is out, and the D has been changed to keep up with injuries. Their offense is nothing exciting, WR Marty Booker gets almost every throw, and when RB Anthony Thomas isn't going, neither are the Bears. QB Jim Miller will not beat you by himself. The Bears go into this game thinking they will win. The Lions should do the same with the overrated Bears. But can the Lions do it while lacking the killer instinct? Yes. The Lions will outplay the Bears, but in the end it will be closer than it needs to be.

Prediction: Lions 28 - Bears 21
Current Record: 2-3


Justin Vanfulpen - Resident Draft Expert
With the Lions going back home at 1-4 they are looking to get a win against the beat up Chicago Bears. The Bears, who are banged up as much as the Lions, will be without starting quarterback Jim Miller. Look for Joey Harrington to have another 300 yard passing game like he did last Sunday against the Vikings. The Lions win at home for the second time this season.

Prediction: Lions 28 - Bears 24
Current Record: 2-3


Paul Wezner - Contributing Editor
No prediction available.
Season Record: 4-1


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