670 staff predictions: Bears-Colts

Kickoff from Soldier Field comes Sunday at noon.
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(670 The Score) The Bears (3-0) host the Colts (2-1) at Soldier Field on Sunday.

WBBM Newsradio 780 will carry the game, with kickoff set for noon. 670 The Score will have pregame with Hub Arkush, Olin Kreutz and Patrick Mannelly starting at 9 a.m. leading up to game time. You can see all of 670’s preview coverage of the Bears-Colts matchup by clicking here.

Here are our 670 game predictions.

David Haugh (2-1): Bears 31, Colts 27
Nick Foles makes his first start and the Bears offense will show more efficiency and aggressiveness, scoring touchdowns instead of settling for field goals. The Colts counter with a powerful offensive line and running game, but Philip Rivers will throw an interception that makes the difference in a close, entertaining game. Expect the Bears to finish the first quarter of the season 4-0.

Mike Mulligan (2-1): Bears 23, Colts 21
It remains to be seen how much of a long-term bump the Bears will get with Foles, but in the short term they’re flying high.

Danny Parkins (2-1): Bears 27, Colts 20
The Colts are by far the best team the Bears have played to this point. I think Foles sparks them to their best offensive effort.

Herb Lawrence (2-1): Bears 33, Colts 17
I have to admit, I underestimated the Bears last week, as they had the heart of a champion with another comeback victory. This week, I see the defense getting to Rivers and forcing a bunch of turnovers. The switch to Foles makes this offense instantly better, which makes the team better.

Chris Emma (3-0): Bears 24, Colts 20
Naturally, this game will come down to Rivers having the ball in his hands with less than two minutes to go – like seemingly every game of his career. But the Bears will hold on to improve to 4-0.

Rick Camp (2-1): Colts 20, Bears 17
Indy will test Chicago’s run defense, and it will be a test for Foles in being scouted by a coach in Frank Reich who knows him as well as anyone.

Jay Zawaski (2-1): Bears 20, Colts 17
The Colts have been impressive over their last two games, but they lost to the Jaguars in Week 1. So I’m not a believer yet. I think the Bears pull it out, but this win will be close and stressful. I also predict people will be less enthused about Foles after this one, as 60 minutes will expose some of his flaws.

Nick Shepkowski (3-0): Colts 23, Bears 21
I'll be interested in seeing Quenton Nelson do something incredibly humiliating to a Bears defender or six.

Shane Riordan (3-0): Bears 24, Colts 21
Imagine playing football in a city where Ruth’s Chris is the go-to steakhouse.
LOL.