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Experts predicting Bears' season will come to an end Sunday night vs. Rams

Experts predicting Bears' season will come to an end Sunday night vs. Rams

If the Chicago Bears' 100th season is going to include a playoff berth and run at a Super Bowl, as many predicted it would in the preseason, they'll need to even up their record to 5-5 Sunday night against the Rams in Los Angeles. If they fall to 4-6, roll the credits.

Sadly, if the experts are proven correct, it's on to 2020.

According to NFL Pick Watch, 86 percent of experts polled are taking the also-underachieving Rams in Week 11. It'll be a strange and twisted battle between two first-round quarterbacks — Jared Goff and Mitch Trubisky — who will compete for the right to be called less of a bust by the end of the game.

The Rams are favored in Vegas, too (-6), making the Bears the ultimate underdog. 

Bears fans would love to say an upset is coming, but it's hard to find any player on the roster who'd spark that kind of confidence. The quarterback has been terrible, the offensive line will need divine intervention to stop Aaron Donald, and Khalil Mack has gone into early hibernation. And let's not forget Eddie Jackson, who apparently has forgotten what it means to make a play on the ball.

Add a less-than-100% healthy David Montgomery and a tight end group that's down its "top" two players and the odds stack higher and higher against Chicago accomplishing their second win in a row.

If the Bears can somehow pull off the upset, they'll face the Giants and Lions in Weeks 12 and 13 in what should be two games they can win. A four-game winning streak isn't out of the realm of possibility, but it all depends on their ability to keep Goff in his pit of miserable play on Sunday night.

Javon Wims pretended to be a fan and discussed Week 14 injury with driver

Javon Wims pretended to be a fan and discussed Week 14 injury with driver

Javon Wims left the Bears' Week 14 victory over the Cowboys in the second quarter with an apparent knee injury.

The severity of the injury was unknown at the time, but fortunately, NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reported Friday that it's "nothing major."

Saturday afternoon, Wims posted a rather comical exchange between himself and a car driver (presumably an Uber driver, though that's not confirmed), wherein he discussed his injury as if he was just another fan. 

"Nah he's not too bad," Wims assured the driver, after the driver said he hoped Wims wasn't seriously hurt. "I think he'll be alright... You know, I was at that game, so I saw him walk off. He walked off pretty gingerly, but it looked like he was okay. 

"That kid got a bright future ahead of him, he got all the intangibles," Wims continued. 

The two shared a laugh when Wims revealed his true identity. Wims' status for next week's matchup with the Packers isn't clear at the moment, but it's nice to see him making lemonade out of lemons for the time being.

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NFL fines Lions, Matt Patricia for violating Injury Report Policy before Week 10 game against Bears

NFL fines Lions, Matt Patricia for violating Injury Report Policy before Week 10 game against Bears

The Lions fought admirably in their Thanksgiving day loss to their Bears — even without starting QB Matthew Stafford, who missed the game with a back injury.

With third-stringer David Blough under center, Detroit hung around all game, but were outdone by a late Mitch Trubisky game-winning drive, falling 24-20.

In the moment, Stafford's absence was a surprising development. Now, according to a report by NFL Network's Tom Pelissero, the Lions organization, head coach Matt Patricia and GM Bob Quinn are all facing fines for not properly updating Stafford's status in advance of the game:

It's insult to injury for a team currently in the basement of the NFC North at 3-8-1. Two victories over the Lions over a span of four weeks helped spark Trubisky and the Bears to the late-season surge they're currently enjoying.

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