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Justin Rogers, John Niyo and Bob Wojnowski of The Detroit News offer their predictions on the outcome of Sunday’s Lions vs. Bears game at Soldier Field in Chicago (1 p.m., Fox/760).

Justin Rogers: After struggling against good defenses in Seattle and Minnesota, it doesn't get much easier against Chicago's talented and thriving unit. Add that to what is traditionally less-than-ideal November conditions and it's difficult to be optimistic about the Lions' chances of getting back on track. Bears, 20-13

John Niyo: The Bears’ offense is far less predictable, but it’s still limited with Mitchell Trubisky at quarterback. If Chicago’s defense gets Khalil Mack back from injury this week, though, Matthew Stafford could be in for another rough outing. Bears, 24-23

Bob Wojnowski: The Bears run the ball well and pressure the quarterback, not a good combination for the Lions. Matthew Stafford needs much better protection from his line, but he also needs to be much better himself. The Lions’ season hangs in the balance, and they’re at least better equipped to run the ball in cold Chicago. Stafford is 9-1 the past five years against the Bears, and Chicago defensive star Khalil Mack is slowed by injury. The Lions will keep it close, but won’t be able to close it out. Bears, 20-17

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