Bears predictions: Week 3 at Cardinals

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Akiem Hicksruns out to the field prior to Monday’s game against the Seahawks. | Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images

The Chicago Sun-Times’ experts offer theirpredictionsfor the Bears’ Week 3 game Sunday at the Cardinals:

RICK MORRISSEY

Bears, 17-10

The Cardinals are awful on offense, so expect another excellent day from the Bears’ defense. The Bears’ offense? Still a lot of question marks, starting with quarterback Mitch Trubisky. Need to see some progress Sunday. Season: 2-0.

RICK TELANDER

Bears, 24-17

The Cardinals may be terrible—their average score is a 29-3 loss—but the desert can do strange things to visiting Northerners. Still, pity quarterback Sam Bradford against the Bears Gila-monster defense. No shade, bro. Season: 2-0.

ADAM L. JAHNS

Bears, 26-13

Oh, look, we’re all picking the Bears. But don’t worry, the best the Cardinals can do is cover the 6½-point spread. Trubisky needs a confidence-building game. This could be it. It’s time to fire away. Season: 1-1.

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PATRICK FINLEY

Bears, 18-0

There’s a formula for a blowout here — if the Bears can score enough points early, the Cardinals might decide to start the Josh Rosen era at halftime. The bet here is that the Bears score more field goals than touchdowns, though. Season: 1-1.

MARK POTASH

Bears, 17-10

As long as Trubisky & Co. avoid regressing, the Bears’ budding defense — with Khalil Mack and Roquan Smith getting acclimated — should get the job done here against a Cardinals offense that has scored six points in two games.Season: 2-0.

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