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Bears predictions: Week 12 at Packers

The Sun-Times’ experts offer their picks for the Bears’ game Sunday night against the rival Packers at Lambeau Field.

Bears outside linebacker Khalil Mack and Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers jaw back and forth in last year’s game.
Bears outside linebacker Khalil Mack and Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers jaw back and forth in last year’s game.
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The Sun-Times’ experts offer their picks for the Bears’ game Sunday night against the rival Packers at Lambeau Field:

RICK MORRISSEY

Packers 27-13

Hmmm. The Bears have lost four consecutive games, and the Packers still are stinging from an overtime loss to the Colts. The Packers’ quarterback is Aaron Rodgers, begging the question: Does it really matter whom the Bears’ quarterback is? Season: 6-4.

RICK TELANDER

Bears 17-16

Going to Lambeau Field to play the Packers is like going to a cheese house to play curdled milk. No chance. Except this time, there will be no Cheeseheads in the stadium for a home-field advantage. The Bears losing five in a row? God help them. God help us all. Season: 6-4.

PATRICK FINLEY

Packers 20-16

The Bears have won two games at Lambeau Field since 2008, when quarterback Mitch Trubisky was in seventh grade. Making it three would qualify as the biggest upset victory of coach Matt Nagy’s career. Season: 8-2.

JASON LIESER

Packers 24-20

The Bears will compete, but they aren’t capable of going on the road and toppling a Super Bowl contender. The Packers have won 17 of 20 as this rivalry has deteriorated, and this version of the Bears isn’t good enough to buck that trend. Season: 3-7.

MARK POTASH

Packers 23-16

The Bears should be fresh coming off their bye, and their defense usually contains Aaron Rodgers. But with their stagnating offense, they probably will need a defensive score to pull off the upset. Season: 5-5.