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Bears predictions: Week 8 vs. Jets

Bears coach Matt Nagy is 3-3. Brian O'Mahoney/Chicago Sun-Times

The Sun-Times’ experts offer their picks for the Bears’ Week 8 game Sunday against the Jets at Soldier Field:

RICK MORRISSEY

Bears, 27-13

Mitch Trubisky needs a game in which his throwing accuracy is better than his running ability. Matt Nagy needs a postgame news conference in which he has actual reason to compliment his quarterback. The Jets will provide. Season: 4-2.

RICK TELANDER

Bears, 28-14

I’ve had my faith in the Bears’ defense rocked. Khalil Mack in pass coverage with a bad ankle is absurd. Turn him loose on baby Jets QB Sam Darnold. Time to get nasty. Now or never. Season: 4-2.

ADAM L. JAHNS

Bears, 30-20

Everything says that the Bears should win this game … which means they might lose. This game will say a lot about where the Bears stand under Nagy. Season: 3-3.

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PATRICK FINLEY

Bears, 24-15

Nagy tamped down the notion of a must-win game. But if the Bears think they have a chance at the playoffs, they simply have to win a home game against a rookie quarterback who’s missing his receptions leader and second-leading rusher. Season: 4-2.

MARK POTASH

Bears, 31-17

Trubisky and the Bears’ improving offense have a good matchup vs. a leaky Jets defense. With or without Mack, the Bears’ defense figures to snap back vs. Darnold after two tough games. Season: 5-1.