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 Larry Fleagle of Romeoville, who won last week's contest in saying the Bears would beat the Cardinals 27-20, just one point off the actual score.


• 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!

Scott Derengowski December 28, 2012 at 04:09 AM
Scott Derengowski Bears: 28 Lions: 3
Larry Fleagle December 28, 2012 at 12:55 PM
DaBears 24 Lions 21
Larry Fleagle December 28, 2012 at 12:57 PM
DaBears 24 Lions 21 Go Packers beat the Vikings
Concerned 308 Mom December 28, 2012 at 01:51 PM
17-10 in the Bears favor.
bandit December 28, 2012 at 02:03 PM
BEARS 24 / LIONS 21 ------ GO BEARS
bandit December 28, 2012 at 02:04 PM
sorry I meant BEARS 24 / LIONS 14 -- GO BEARS
sammy a December 28, 2012 at 03:58 PM
sammy LIONS 85 BEARS 13
DUTCH TERBORG December 28, 2012 at 04:41 PM
Bears 31 Lions 24
Tyler Foley December 28, 2012 at 05:53 PM
Lions 27- bears 16. Sorry bears.... Just the way you guys work at the end of most seasons.
Despiser of Obama December 28, 2012 at 06:58 PM
Bears 24/Lions 17
Tyler Foley December 28, 2012 at 07:17 PM
Go Pack Go!
Trisha parades December 29, 2012 at 04:26 PM
28 bears 17 lions
Kelly Unruh December 29, 2012 at 07:24 PM
Kelly Unruh Bears 31 Lions 14
Ed Arter December 29, 2012 at 10:13 PM
will any potential Bears(wildcards)games be included in the end of season random drawing of Patch winners? The T-Shirt fits good-Bee aarssh 27---Lye-ons 17
Michael Z. December 29, 2012 at 11:54 PM
Lions 27 bears 21 Michael Zeuli
Shelly MCDaniel December 30, 2012 at 12:39 AM
Bears 28 Lions 10
Terry Guinn December 30, 2012 at 01:32 AM
Bears 27 Lions 13... Go Packers!
jason muza December 30, 2012 at 02:06 AM
The words ( I hope the Packers win) will never leave my mouth! So with that said.... I hope the Vikings loose!!!
Brenda Zych December 30, 2012 at 02:15 AM
Bren Bears 20/lions 10
Rob December 30, 2012 at 05:12 AM
Bears 17 / Lions 13. Da Bears!!!
Mr Matty December 30, 2012 at 02:46 PM
Bears 34 Lions 17, BOOK IT!
TODD GILSTRAP December 30, 2012 at 04:58 PM
Rod Westfall December 30, 2012 at 05:10 PM
Bears 20 Lions 13
jono100 December 31, 2012 at 12:35 AM
26-24 bears
Logansdad December 31, 2012 at 08:22 PM
Bears 1, Lovie 0


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