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Baltimore Sun picks for Ravens-Bears game

The Baltimore Sun's Ravens editor, reporters and columnists make their pick for Sunday's game between the Ravens and Chicago Bears at Soldier Field.

Monique Jones


Bears 24, Ravens 21

Backup quarterbacks have had success against the Ravens recently and another is up next in the Bears' Josh McCown. The Ravens' offense continues to search for answers, and that could be a problem on the road.


Mike Preston

Ravens 21, Bears 17

The Bears have the No. 31-ranked run defense, so even the Ravens should be able to run against this group. The Ravens need to learn to play well on the road, and this is a good opportunity.

Peter Schmuck

Bears 23, Ravens 16

The Ravens are back on the road, and they still haven't proven they can run the ball or — for that matter — take care of it.

Matt Vensel

Ravens 20, Bears 19


The Ravens are 1-4 on the road, but they will eke out a win against a banged-up Bears team missing its star quarterback, cornerback and linebacker.

Aaron Wilson

Ravens 23, Bears 20

The Ravens manage to pull out a rare road victory on a 50-yard field goal by Justin Tucker, in regulation this time. The Ravens defense does a solid job of generating a pass rush on McCown and shadowing Brandon Marshall, while the offense moves the football decently against a depleted Bears defense.

Jeff Zrebiec

Bears 27, Ravens 24


Running the football and sustaining drives are imperative to winning on the road. Until the Ravens prove capable of doing those things, it's going to be hard for them to win away from M&T; Bank Stadium, even against a banged-up and average Bears team.

Stan "The Fan" Charles

Ravens 19, Bears 17

The offense showed a couple wrinkles this week, and that's the way it'll have to be for the rest of 2013. However, you had to like the "coming together" party the defense had against the Bengals last week. Can the Ravens defense stop the Bears from running the football? I think they can and will hurry and harass McCown and make him beat them through the air.