Despite even records, it seems many NFL prognosticators are taking the Bears. There are a few brave souls taking the Rams - who are 10-point underdogs.
One of those brave souls is SB Nation's NFL editor Joel Thorman, who says, "I'm hanging onto my preseason prediction that the Rams will surprise you and so far they are -- four-point season opening loss to a tough Lions team and beating RGIII and the Redskins last weekend. The Rams' upset tour continues this weekend against the Bears. And this is a huge upset."
Nearly the entire ESPN panel disagrees with Thorman, though. All but Tom Jackson picked the Bears - 11 of 12 selectors favor the Bears.
The Sporting News' Vinnie Iyer sides with ESPN, taking Chicago 24-13, citing a positive advantage with wide receiver Brandon Marshall over Courtland Finnegan as a reason for the Bears' victory.