As noted earlier in the week, NFL experts at SB Nation, Fox Sports, CBS Sports, ESPN and NFL.com all started to show respect for the Chicago Bears in their Week 11 NFL Power Rankings. For Sunday's matchup with the San Diego Chargers, the expert panels at CBS Sports and Yahoo! have extended their support to the Bears again.
The five-man panel at CBS Sports has a 4-1 split in favor of the Bears, with Pete Prisco being the lone dissenter in the group. The good news for Bears fans is that the three most accurate prognosticators on the panel have all sided with the Bears. Meanwhile, the three-man panel at Yahoo! is unanimously in favor of the Bears.
The Bears have been particularly good at home during Lovie Smith's tenure as head coach, and with the way Philip Rivers and the Chargers have been playing, the experts are finding little reason to doubt the Bears in this game.
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