Bears QB Jay Cutler celebrates a touchdown against the Vikings. (Getty)

Bears predictions: At Buccaneers in Week 10

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The Chicago Sun-Times’ experts offer their picks for Bears-Buccaneers in Week 10.


Buccaneers, 24-20

This is purely a pick against what I’m guessing will be a near-landslide Bears vote. They’re coming off a big victory over the Vikings, they’re getting healthier, they’re playing a bad team – what could go wrong? Season: 4-4


Bears, 30-24

In a perverse way, this is actually becoming fun, this self-flagellation. That is, trying to figure out if the Bears are going to win or lose each week. (One is as hard as the other, you know.) I think I have the worst record of any “expert” anywhere. Go, Cutty! Season: 2-6


Bears, 24-17

I’m cautiously buying into the Bears’ momentum and positive vibes. They are a very different team when healthy. And their roster is at its healthiest in weeks. The Bucs are a better challenge than most think, but quarterback Jay Cutler makes a difference again. The Bears’ defense also is improving. Season: 4-4


Bears, 24-21

The Bears have won their last three games against Tampa Bay by scores of 24-18, 21-13 and 26-21. Let’s stick with the same one-score differential, 20-something Bears point total, and victor. Season: 5-3


Bears, 27-17

I probably should know better than to fall into this trap, but the Bears are improving on defense, as healthy as they’ve been since Week 1 with Josh Sitton, Kyle Long and perhaps Eddie Goldman back; and are well-rested off the bye — having played just one game in the previous 23 days. Season: 4-4

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