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Brad Biggs (7-1)
It’s going to be very interesting to see how the Lions players respond in the second half of the season after the team traded wide receiver Golden Tate before the deadline. The Bears have gotten healthy for this matchup and rate a significant edge. Rich Campbell (6-2)
Khalil Mack’s return will unlock the Bears’ four-man pass rush against Matthew Stafford, while a confident secondary flies around behind him. Mitch Trubisky will exploit the Lions’ man coverage, and the Bears will run successfully against Lions defense that lacks playmakers. David Haugh (7-1)
Matt Patricia’s team is no slouch, but the Bears defense will dominate a Lions offensive line still reeling from giving up 10 sacks to the Vikings. The first-place Bears will look the part. Colleen Kane (6-2)
With Khalil Mack likely back in action, the Bears defense has a shot to take over against a Lions offense that has sputtered in back-to-back weeks. This looks like the easiest of three straight NFC North games, but that doesn’t mean it will be a breeze. Phil Thompson (7-1)
Khalil Mack’s return is the worst kind of news for Matthew Stafford, who absorbed 10 sacks by the Vikings last week. For the Bears, ball control through Jordan Howard against a weak run defense should heap even more pressure on Stafford. Dan Wiederer (6-2)
The Bears have more playmakers on both sides of the ball. The Bears have fewer obvious weaknesses. The Bears will collect their sixth victory before Thanksgiving for the first time in six seasons.