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NFL Expert Pick – Surprising Chicago Bears Take On The Detroit Lions

Posted by Brett Nielson on 12/3/2010 1:39:53 PM

We are on the verge of NFL expert pick Week 12, and the Chicago Bears only have three losses and are undefeated in the NFC North bet division – crazy right?

(8-3) Chicago Bears at (2-9) Detroit Lions
Live from Ford Field – MI
Kickoff: 1:00 PM EST Sunday, December 5, 2010
Broadcast: FOX

NFL Expert Pick
Chicago Bears -4.5
Detroit Lions +4.5
Total 44

After signing their franchise quarterback Jay Cutler last year, the Chicago Bears put together a dismal 7-9 regular season record. Cutler threw 26 interceptions, the highest total in his career, and the once impenetrable Bears defense allowed over 22 points per game.

Chicago has made vast improvements in 2010, which can be somewhat attributed to the players back from injuries they sustained last season.

Cutler is on pace to throw his lowest interception total in four years while, the Bears defense has recorded the second-most interceptions (16) in the NFL and is allowing just 15.6 points per contest.

The Detroit Lions, meanwhile have struggled to close out games this NFL expert pick season.

Both of Detroit’s wins have come at home this NFL expert pick season when the Lions creamed St. Louis in Week 5, outscoring them by 38 points and three weeks later against the Redskins.

Excluding last week’s Thanksgiving 45-24 debacle versus New England, the Lions have yet to lose a home game this NFL expert pick season by more than three points.

The bottom line here is that the Lions seem to have extra fuel in the tank when they play in front of one of the NFL’s most committed fan bases.

When playing at Ford Field this North bet season, Lions pro bowl wide receiver Calvin Johnson averages 60 receiving yards and 1.2 touchdowns per game. Johnson has the most touchdowns at home of any wide receiver in the NFL.

Look for Calvin Johnson and the Detroit Lions to put up a fight against the Chicago Bears as they look to keep their fans happy and try to spoil the hopes of a NFC North bet division rival this NFL expert pick Sunday.

NFL Expert Pick: Detroit Lions +4.5

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