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Predict the Score: Chicago vs. Detroit

The Bears need a Week 17 win and a Vikings loss to get to the playoffs. Can you guess the score? Closest prediction to the outcome wins a Patch tote bag!

The Bears took care of business against Arizona last week, but an unexpected Vikings win means Chicago has to beat Detroit this weekend and cheer for the Packers to beat Minnesota. 

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 tote bag. At the end of the season, we'll have a random drawing among the weekly winners for a larger prize.

Congratulations to Harry Callahan, who won last week's contest in 

HERE’S HOW IT WORKS:

• 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, Lions 0.)

• All entries need to be received by the start of the game. Because the Bears' game is at noon 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!

Robert December 30, 2012 at 04:54 PM
bears 44 detroit 24
Anapat December 30, 2012 at 05:26 PM
Bears 24, Lions 7
Ozzy December 30, 2012 at 05:42 PM
Bears 28 Lions 22 Score could easily be reversed, Bears are pathetic, but not as much as the Lions.
Bob December 30, 2012 at 06:03 PM
21-17 bears
Kasey I. December 30, 2012 at 07:28 PM
I guess we agree (see my prediction above, the 4th comment)

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