SB Nation Chicago continues the tour around the web for expert picks on the Week 13 matchup between the Chicago Bears and the Kansas City Chiefs. Vinnie Iyer has released his picks for this week, and here is what he has to say about the Bears:
Iyer is 118-58 for the year-to-date, and went 12-4 straight up in Week 12.The Bears were really hoping for the return of Kyle Orton to help them at quarterback, but the Chiefs won the waiver claim for the former Broncos starter instead. Now there's a good chance Kansas City starts Orton over Tyler Palko, and it's on Chicago's defense to make sure Orton doesn't out-perform Caleb Hanie. Brian Urlacher and Lance Briggs will help their teammates play off the tendencies of Orton, who should also be a bit rusty in a new offense. The key for Hanie is handing off to Matt Forte and having trust in the other side of the ball. Bears 20, Chiefs 13.
As for other NFC North teams, Iyer has taken:
- The Green Bay Packers to beat the New York Giants 41-20.
- The Minnesota Vikings to fall to the Denver Broncos 20-17.
- The Detroit Lions to lose to the New Orleans Saints 34-20.
Iyer is 118-58 for the year-to-date, and went 12-4 straight up in Week 12.
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