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WCG Staff picks, Week 16: Bears vs Washington

The Bears host their final home game of the year

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There’s only two games left in the 2016 Chicago Bears season and both games will be played on holidays.

Obviously, a special Saturday NFL slate for the Christmas Eve holiday and then next week they will play on New Year’s Day.

First up is Washington, coming in just clinging to their playoff hopes. Can the Bears play spoiler? The WCG Staff has their picks.

Read their takes and then share your own in the comments.

Ken Mitchell: Bears 34 Washington 28. I don't think Washington can stop the run without completely selling out, and if they do Barkley, Jeffery and Meredith will burn them.

Josh Sunderbruch: Bears 24, Washington 17. Barkley posts okay numbers but gets hurt on the second-to-last drive. His backup comes in and drives for a touchdown. Your move, Ryan Pace.

Steven Schweickert: Redskins 23 Bears 20. Run game gets moving but forgotten about again as the Bears find another, previously undiscovered way to drop a winnable game in the 4th.

Jeff Berckes: Bears 30-27. I like how the Bears match up in this one and I see Howard having a big game. Washington hasn't been able to slow down many running attacks and without a healthy Jordan Reed, the Bears will do just enough to slow down the offense to preserve a close victory.

Robert Zeglinski: Redskins 30 Bears 24. Another close, hard fought effort to no avail from the increasingly depleted Bears.

Lester Wiltfong, Jr.: Bears 23 Washington 24. I just don't trust the Bears to pull out a win.

Jack Silverstein: Bears 23, D.C. 17. Team Fourth String chips away at their draft position and Washington's playoff hopes with a beastly ground game. The 22nd-ranked Bears rushing attack gets the best of the 22nd-ranked Breadsticks rushing defense, as Jordan Howard goes for a career high 166 yards on 30 carries (5.5 YPC) and scores twice. His 166 yards gives him 1,225 on the season, meaning he'll need just 14 yards in the finale to break Matt Forte's franchise rookie rushing record. Watch out for a return-to-ass-kicking game from Leonard Floyd (3 sacks, 1 FF) too.

Sam Householder: Bears 24, Washington 23. I have a bad feeling the Bears will win their last two, finish 5-11 and out of the top five draft picks.

Enjoy the game everyone and Merry Christmas AND Happy Hanukkah to our Jewish friends!

What is your prediction?