The Chicago Sun-Times’ experts offer theirpredictionsfor the Bears’ Christmas Eve afternoon matchup with the Browns in Week 16:
Browns 17-16: The Bears stink, and the 0-14 Browns stink worse, which is why this has disaster written all over it for the home team. Might as well go all in on miserable. Season: 8-6.
Browns, 23-21: I vowed that if the Bears didn’t beat the 1-win 49ers three weeks ago, I wouldn’t pick them to beat the spectacularly horrendous Browns. I’m a man of my word. Feast, Cleveland!Season: 6-8.
ADAM L. JAHNS
Bears, 24-13: The Bears are the better team. They should beat the Browns like every team has this season. But if coach John Fox plays this close, then disaster might strike on the lakefront. That said, fans should have faith in quarterback Mitch Trubisky in this one. Season: 8-6.
Bears, 19-12: I asked Hue Jackson if the coach put any stock in the Browns’ last win of any kind — a 25-0 preseason win at Solider Field — helping his team Sunday: “No sir. … That was so long ago. They’re a four-win team and we’re an oh-win team right now.” Season: 6-8.
Bears, 24-17: The Bears are 0-7 as favorites in three seasons under John Fox, but the Browns are 1-29 against everybody and anybodyin two yearsunder Hue Jackson. Turnovers will be key.Season: 6-8.