NFL picks and predictions, Week 17: Packers vs. Bears 2013

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NFL experts are picking the winner of the NFC North-deciding matchup between the Packers and the Bears.

The Bears will host the Packers in Week 17 for the NFC North crown. The Packers are coming off a loss to the Steelers, while the Bears were blown out in Philadelphia in Week 16. Both teams have dealt with several injuries and none have been bigger than those to their starting quarterbacks. Both Aaron Rodgers and Jay Cutler have missed extended time this season and Matt Flynn and Josh McCown have tried to keep their respective teams afloat. While Cutler is back in action, it is unclear whether Rodgers will play or not.

The Bears are considered 3.5-point home favorites for Sunday by CBS Sports. The eight-man panel for CBS Sports is split 4-4 with the spread in favor of the Bears. When picking straight up, the vote turns into a 5-3 count with writer Pete Prisco changing his pick.

Showtime's Inside the NFL panel gives a clean 3-0 sweep in favor of the Bears. Cris Collinsworth, Phil Simms and guest analyst Franco Harris believe Chicago wins on Sunday.

The SB Nation panel voted 3-2 in favor of the Bears.

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