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Predict the Score of the Chicago-Indy Football Game

The Bears and Colts open the season Sunday, and we want you to predict the score. The closest guess to the actual outcome wins a $25 gift card to a local restaurant.

The Chicago Bears have an improved offense and high hopes for a return to the Super Bowl. In the opening week of this NFL season, they play the new-look Colts, led by No. 1 draft pick Andrew Luck. 

Patch is getting in on the action.

Predict the score prior to Sunday's Bears game. The reader who correctly guesses the score, or comes closest to guessing the score, will get a $25 gift card to  in Orland Park.

HERE’S HOW IT WORKS:

• If you’re a Patch reader, simply comment on the bottom of this article with your name and what you think the final score of the next Bears game will be. (Example: Benny Bears Fan, Bears 102, Colts 0.)

• All entries need to be received by the start of the game. Since the Bears' game is at noon Sunday (CST), we'll need all entries by then.

• To determine the winner, we will take the difference between actual points scored and predicted score for each team, and add them up for everyone who posted in the comments section. The person whose combined total is closest to zero wins. And it doesn't matter if the points you give are higher or lower than actual points scored, we're just looking for the person who has the lowest differential.

• If two or more people tie for being the closest to the actual total of points scored, a random drawing will be held to determine the winner.

• Only one entry allowed per person. All participants must be 18 years or older. You can .

So, please, comment away. And tell your friends!

Stephen Verhaeren September 08, 2012 at 08:37 PM
Stephen Verhaeren Colts 35 Bears 30
Rose Duffy September 08, 2012 at 08:41 PM
Duffy's Bears 20 Colts 13
John September 08, 2012 at 09:30 PM
Bears 27 Colts 14
Daneen Malloy September 08, 2012 at 09:35 PM
Bears 34 Colts 13
Michael Sewall (Editor) September 08, 2012 at 09:37 PM
I'm going with Daneen's pick here, because I can't win.
kim September 08, 2012 at 10:52 PM
32 bears 28 colts!
Frank march September 08, 2012 at 11:49 PM
Frank Bears 31 Colts 10
Mahdee September 09, 2012 at 12:34 AM
Mahdee Bears 14 Colts 7
Jerry September 09, 2012 at 01:18 AM
Jerry Bears 31 Colts 20
Mary September 09, 2012 at 01:49 AM
Mary Bears 27 Colts 9
Kay L. September 09, 2012 at 03:01 AM
Bears 17 Colts 10
Kay L. September 09, 2012 at 03:01 AM
Bears are going all the way!!!
Mary September 09, 2012 at 03:11 AM
Bears 24 Colts 14
Linda September 09, 2012 at 03:25 AM
Linda BEARS!!!! 42 Colts 10
Joe Piscipoe September 09, 2012 at 04:31 AM
Colts :17 Da Bears : 28
Michelle Horn September 09, 2012 at 06:17 AM
Michelle DA BEARS 24 Colts 7
Jeff Abbott September 09, 2012 at 11:52 AM
Bears 36 Colts 17
Erica O'Neil September 09, 2012 at 01:15 PM
Erica Bears 28 Colts 7
Robert September 09, 2012 at 01:22 PM
bears 34 colts 23
Jackie September 09, 2012 at 01:54 PM
Bears 20 Colts 16
Ann Johnson September 09, 2012 at 02:38 PM
Ann J., Bears 28 Colts 17
KBlue September 09, 2012 at 02:47 PM
Bears 31 Colts 17
G Michelsen September 09, 2012 at 03:07 PM
George M. Bears 20 Colts 13
LINDA HENRY September 09, 2012 at 03:23 PM
Linda H. Bears 24 Colts 21
Dave September 09, 2012 at 03:24 PM
Bears - 31 Colts - 16
Maggie Henry Healy September 09, 2012 at 03:29 PM
bears 21 Colts 17
Jim Scultz September 09, 2012 at 03:52 PM
James Colts24 Bears 17
Rich Sufak September 09, 2012 at 04:08 PM
PROFILER BEARS 27 COLTS10
Joseph Mikota September 09, 2012 at 04:17 PM
Zoltar Says: Bears 24 Indy 12
Michael Sewall (Editor) September 10, 2012 at 02:01 PM
In a random drawing for the tie-breaker, Robert won over Jeff Abbott. Both had a total difference of 9 points from the actual score (41-21). Robert's prediction was Bears, 34-23. Thanks to everyone for your predictions!

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