Predict the Score: Chicago vs. Arizona

The Bears are in must-win mode this week at Arizona. Can you guess the score? Closest prediction to the outcome wins a Patch T-shirt!

The Bears need to win their final two games of the season and get help from other teams losing just to make the playoffs. Who thought we'd be saying that after a 7-1 start? 

Fortunately, Chicago travels to Arizona this weekend. The Cardinals started 4-0 before dropping nine straight and finally winning again last week to go 5-9.

Predict the score prior to Sunday's Bears game. The reader who correctly guesses the score, or comes closest to guessing the score, will get a Patch T-shirt. At the end of the season, we'll have a random drawing among the weekly winners for a larger prize.

Congratulations to Joe L, who won with a six-point difference last week by saying the Packers would beat the Bears 23-17. 


• If you’re a Patch reader, simply comment on the bottom of this article with your name and what you think the final score of the next Bears game will be. (Example: Benny Bears Fan, Bears 102, Cardinals 0.)

• All entries need to be received by the start of the game. Because the Bears' game is at 3:25 p.m. Sunday (CST), we'll need all entries by then.

• To determine the winner, we will take the difference between actual points scored and predicted score for each team, and add them up for everyone who posted in the comments section. The person whose combined total is closest to zero wins. And it doesn't matter if the points you give are higher or lower than actual points scored, we're just looking for the person who has the lowest differential.

• If two or more people tie for being the closest to the actual total of points scored, a random drawing will be held to determine the winner.

• Only one entry allowed per person. All participants must be 18 years or older. You can read our official giveaway guidelines here.

So, please, comment away. And tell your friends!

Alan Brinkmeier December 22, 2012 at 01:35 AM
Bears 24 Arizona 10
Susan Diaz December 22, 2012 at 05:38 AM
Bears 28 Arizone 12 To anyone who says that Arizona has the worst pass-protecting line in the NFL: http://www.schoolanduniversity.com/ Look at the difference in number of QB pressures from BEFORE the bye, and after the bye. Thank you, Nate Potter and Bobbie Massie. Quarterback is the only TRUE hole on this team (although they could improve their run game and run defense) though I would take an elite Left Tackle if they're there in the draft.
Mitotero December 23, 2012 at 12:54 AM
Bears 21 Cardinals 13
Eric Bartel December 23, 2012 at 01:20 AM
Cardinals 24 Bears 13 Go Packers!!
Cari Barcas December 24, 2012 at 06:15 PM
Derek Smith and Susan Diaz tied this week, both guessing just one point off from the actual Bears winning score of 28-13. After a random drawing, Derek is the winner. Derek, I'll email you shortly to coordinate delivery of your prize. Thanks to everyone for participating, and merry Christmas eve!


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