NFL picks and predictions 2013, Week 9: Bears vs. Packers

Mitch Stringer-USA TODAY Sports

The Packers are big favorites to beat the Bears at home.

The Green Bay Packers host the Chicago Bears in an NFC North showdown on Monday Night Football. Most experts are picking the Packers to win.

The two teams are separated by just one game in the division standings, but things are looking down for the Bears. They lost Jay Cutler for several weeks and Lance Briggs also went down, another blow to a defense hurt by injuries. Josh McCown will be starting against a Packers defense that barely saw the field last week. Aaron Rodgers suffocated the Vikings despite not having Randall Cobb, James Jones or Jermichael Finley. Jones is hoping to be back soon, but it might not be this week.

The Packers are overwhelming favorites here, with 12 of 13 ESPN experts are picking them to win -- just one going with the Bears. At CBS Sports, six out of nine panelists are picking the Packers, and they are unanimous favorites at Yahoo! Sports.

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