670 Staff Predictions: Bears-Saints

By 670 The Score
(670 The Score) The Bears (3-2) host the Saints (5-1) at Soldier Field on Sunday afternoon.
Kickoff is set for 3:25 p.m., and the game can be heard on air on WBBM Newsradio 780 and 105.9 FM. You can also listen on desktop computers here.
670 The Score will have pregame coverage with Hub Arkush, Patrick Mannelly and Olin Kreutz starting at 12:30 p.m., which you can listen to here.
We've had plenty of Bears-Saints preview coverage, all of which you can find here.

Here are our game predictions from our on-air personalities, producers, writers and more. It remains a logjam at the top after everyone missed on their Bears-Raiders predictions in Week 5.

Chris Emma (3-2): Bears 24, Saints 17

The Bears bounce back after the bye week as the defense responds with a strong effort against Teddy Bridgewater and the Saints.

Chris Tannehill (2-3): Bears 13, Saints 9

The Bears are too good of a team to not follow up the London clunker with a better effort at home against the Saints. The defense returns to form, while the offense remains a work in progress.

Connor McKnight (2-3): Saints 17, Bears 10

The Bears defense gets a score. Eddy Pineiro gets a field goal. Mitchell Trubisky gets questioned more and more. Here’s hoping I’m wrong.

Dan McNeil (2-3): Bears 23, Saints 12

The Bears offense shows enough spark to silence the skeptics -- for one week.

Danny Parkins (3-2): Bears 19, Saints 17

The Bears are the more desperate team, coming off a bye and at home. They need it more than the Saints, so they find a way to win a low-scoring game.

David Haugh (3-2): Saints 20, Bears 17
It has been a long time since Matt Nagy’s offense has moved the ball against a quality opponent. That troubling trend continues Sunday.
Herb Lawrence (2-3): Bears 19, Saints 10
This is the week we see if Nagy can really coach. Coming off a disappointing loss to the Raiders and having a bye week to prepare, the Bears should have more than enough to beat the injured Saints. Also, Trubisky is back, which should provide a boost to this offense if Nagy is the coach we think he is.
Jay Zawaski (2-3): Bears 24, Saints 21

I have little feel for this game, but I think the Bears — with two weeks to prepare after an embarrassing loss — will be ready to go. HOT TAKE? Saints will have a pick-six.

Joe Ostrowski (1-4): Bears 19, Saints 17

Bears win the first half, Saints win the second half and Pineiro is praised after practicing at Soldier Field and nailing the game-winning field goal.

Julie DiCaro (3-2): Saints 17, Bears 13

I hate to be a pessimist, but unless a lot has changed over the bye week, the Bears aren’t getting a big enough push from their offensive line to get the running game going, which then puts more pressure on Trubisky to make a bunch of throws. It’s a recipe for disaster, especially against a complete team (sans Drew Brees) like New Orleans.

Nick Shepkowski (2-3): Bears 14, Saints 13

The Bears take advantage of getting the Saints at the right time and on grass to sneak out a much-needed victory in the incredibly tight NFC North race.

Rick Camp (2-3): Saints 21, Bears 17
Some still think of the Saints as a high-flying offense, but that hasn’t been the case for a while. Regardless of Alvin Kamara’s status, New Orleans will run the ball, as Chicago missing Akiem Hicks really hurts. Marshon Lattimore is capable of taking Allen Robinson out of the game, so other Bears will need to step up. Teddy Bridgewater will make enough plays through the air for the Saints to earn a win.
Shane Riordan (3-2): Bears 24, Big Fat Powered Puff Balls 16

Do you know what happened the last time I had a bunch of beignets? Nothing good. Imagine only being able to eat beignets (as those who live in New Orleans do) and then having to play an entire football game. Lmao, couldn't be me.

Tony Gill (3-2): Saints 24, Bears 13

I like Teddy Bridgewater’s and Michael Thomas’ shoes. Shoutout to Rick Camp for pointing those out.