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 T-shirt!

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 T-shirt. At the end of the season, we'll have a random drawing among the weekly winners for a larger prize.

Congratulations to Derek Smith, who won last week's contest in 


• 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!

richjoe December 30, 2012 at 01:51 PM
lions 27 bears 24
Larry Barcheski December 30, 2012 at 02:04 PM
Bears 21 detroit 17
Larry Barcheski December 30, 2012 at 02:05 PM
Bears 17 Detroit 10
Cari Barcas December 31, 2012 at 04:23 PM
Donna is our winner this week with just a one-point difference from the actual Bears winning score of 26-24. Donna, I'll be in touch shortly about delivery of your prize. Thanks to everyone for participating, and happy new year!
Francine Amalfi December 31, 2012 at 07:41 PM
We all won with the firing of Coach "Lovely" as Mango McMichael calls him! He NY Jets Coach Rex Ryan should be "booted" too or is that his wife's job? At least Lovie is gone. Hopefully he and Rex his favorite quarterback Grossman not Ryan can retire on some ranch and talk about their 2006 season when they failed but think they did good.


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