Prediction time: Ravens at Bears

November, 17, 2013
CHICAGO -- The Baltimore Ravens are looking to build momentum Sunday, which has been elusive for the defending Super Bowl champions this season.

The Ravens haven't won back-to-back games since they beat the Cleveland Browns and Houston Texans in September. The quarterbacks they beat (Brandon Weeden and Matt Schaub) are no longer starters.

Putting together a late-season run has been a trend under coach John Harbaugh. Since 2008, the Ravens have the NFL's second-best record in games Week 10 or later, going 28-13 (.683). Only the New England Patriots (33-7) have a better mark.

Here are the official ESPN predictions (with their prediction record for the Ravens in parentheses):
Jamison Hensley (6-3), Ravens team reporter: Bears, 23-17. The Ravens couldn't beat Jason Campbell in Cleveland, so there's no reason to be confident they can win against a backup in Chicago. Their struggles on the road could end up being the Ravens' downfall this season.

Michael C. Wright, Bears team reporter: Bears, 20-19
Eric Allen (3-6): Bears
Mike Golic (6-3): Bears
Merril Hoge (4-5): Bears
Ron Jaworski (6-3): Ravens
KC Joyner (5-4): Bears
Chris Mortensen (3-6): Bears
Adam Schefter (4-5): Bears
Mark Schlereth (5-4): Bears
Seth Wickersham (5-4): Ravens
Tom Jackson (4-5): Bears
Keyshawn Johnson (4-5): Bears
Mike Ditka (4-5): Bears
Cris Carter (4-5): Ravens

Jamison Hensley

ESPN Ravens reporter



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