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Predicting the 2013 Bear's Record

I did a search for one of these, and there hasn't been one since at least before July...and that's too long.

I had an idea this morning of predicting the following way...take the "should have games", subtract one, and see what's left to get X games. For instance, with the 2012 schedule to get to 10 games...

Should have games: (1) Lions, (1) Vikings, Colts, Rams, Jags, Panthers, Titans, Cardinals = 8 -1 = 7 Games

Which meant that the Bears had to find 3 wins against: (2) Packers, (1) Lions, (1) Vikings, Cowboys, Texans, 9ers, and Seahawks

We all know how it turned out...the bears won all 8 of the should haves, and took two (Lions and Cowboys) of the others (interestingly, both on the road).

This season, I see the following...

Should haves: @Steelers, (1) Lions, @Rams, (1) Vikings, @Browns, @Eagles = 6 -1 = 5 Games

So the bears need 5 wins to get to 10 wins from the following

Home Games: Bengals, Saints, Giants, Ravens, Cowboys, Packers

Away Games: Lions, Redskins, Packers, Vikings

I think they can take 3-4 of the home games, and 2 of the road games, which would put them at 10-11 wins. I can also see them dropping 2-3 should haves, winning 2 homes and 1 away giving them 7-8 wins...similar to last year. My gut says that we're in the 9-10 range, which depending on GB, could be anything from the division to not making the playoffs. Gun to my head prediction, 10-6 and a wild card spot.

So how do you see it? Problems with what games are where (@Steelers, I know, is a stretch)? What are your estimates?

<em>This FanPost was written by a Windy City Gridiron member, and does not necessarily reflect the ideas or opinions of its staff or community.</em>

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