Expert Picks: Bears at Packers on Thanksgiving

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Bears WR Alshon Jeffery. (AP)

The Chicago Sun-Times’ experts offer their predictions for Bears-Packers on Thanksgiving night.

RICK MORRISSEY

Packers, 30-20: The Packers woke up Sunday against the Vikings, which is bad news for the Bears. Aaron Rodgers has their number anyway, no, this doesn’t look good. At all. Season: 4-6

RICK TELANDER

Packers, 28-24: The Packers really don’t want to lose to the Bears at home, especially with deer season going on and many fans expectant for venison and wins. On it goes. Season: 6-4

ADAM L. JAHNS

Bears, 27-24: Here me out. First off, the Bears will be in this game like they’ve been in every one this season. Second, the Packers defense isn’t nearly as good as the Broncos’ brash bunch. Third, the Bears have receiver Alshon Jeffery and running back Matt Forte back. Finally, crazy things happen in prime-time games where legends are honored. Season: 3-7

MARK POTASH

Packers, 27-20: A prime-time game at Lambeau with all the emotion of the Brett Favre/Ron Wolf ceremony — plus the Bart Starr appearance — and the Packers needing a victory has all the ingredients for a decisive Green Bay victory. But the Bears are a better team this season and still getting better every week. They won’t be overwhelmed by the moment. Season: 6-4

PATRICK FINLEY

Packers, 31-20: Throw out the game two years ago when Shea McClellin broke Aaron Rodgers’ collarbone, and the Bears haven’t won at Lambeau Field since Eddie Goldman was in eighth grade. Now they’re going to do it in primetime? With Brett Favre being honored? Against a team that’s pulled itself out of a tailspin. Season: 7-3

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