Bears predictions: Week 5 at the Colts

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Bears QB Brian Hoyer. (AP)

The Chicago Sun-Times’ experts offer their picks for the Bears’ Week 5 matchup against the Colts.

RICK MORRISSEY

Colts, 17-10

The Colts are bad, and all that means is that they have something in common with the Bears so far. Until I see John Fox’s team put together two good games in a row, I’ll remain a skeptic. Season: 2-2

RICK TELANDER

Bears, 24-21

Did you ever think you’d call the Bears Brian Hoyer’s team? Me, neither. Can Mr. Six-Teams-In-His-Career and the Bears win on the road this year vs. a bottom-feeding AFC team? I’m saying yes, injuries and all. P.S. to Kevin White: Son, we barely knew ye. Season: 1-3

ADAM L. JAHNS

Colts, 24-20

This strikes me as a game in which quarterback Andrew Luck puts the Colts on his back and wins. He hasn’t been great this season. His protection has been awful. And they don’t run the ball particularly well. The Colts are far from a good team. They are extremely beatable. But give me Luck over a banged-up Bears team. Season: 1-3

PATRICK FINLEY

Colts, 30-28

Since the start of 2015, Andrew Luck has started six games at home — and lost four. But he’s still better than Matthew Stafford, whose two red zone interceptions at Soldier Field snatched defeat from the jaws of victory. Winning on the road is hard. Season: 3-1

MARK POTASH

Colts, 24-23

Looks like a good matchup for the Bears and Brian Hoyer, who is expected to start for injured Jay Cutler. Hoyer (4 TDs, 0 INTs, 103.3 rating) often plays well against vulnerable defenses, especially indoors and the Colts check both boxes. But if the Bears can’t get to Andrew Luck, he’ll find a way to win. Season: 2-2

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