Bears quarterback Mitch Trubisky looks for a receiver during their game against the Cowboys Thursday night at Soldier Field in Chicago.
Bears quarterback Mitch Trubisky looks for a receiver during their game against the Cowboys Thursday night at Soldier Field in Chicago. — Mark Busch - mbusch@shawmedia.com

Hub Arkush (season record: 9-5)

The question here for me isn't so much who will win but whether the Bears will show up and give the Chiefs a game. The Bears proved last Sunday in Green Bay this year's club just isn't ready to beat teams like the Packers and Chiefs right now, but based on the way they finished vs. the Packers and have somewhat salvaged their season from its 4-6 start, it does seem likely they'll show up and fight Sunday night. What should be more fun will be the Trubisky-Mahomes showdown, and my gut tells me the "newer" Mitch we've seen lately will make some plays and put up some points. Andy Reid — who's been known to run it up at times — won't be tempted to do that here against Nagy. Chiefs 27, Bears 24

Arthur Arkush (season record: 9-5)

The timing of Round 1 for Nagy vs. Reid and Trubisky vs. Mahomes almost feels like the Bears’ punishment for an immensely disappointing season. And although most of that disappointment stems from their still-broken offense, the Bears’ ‘D’ is poised to take the brunt of things Sunday night. After going back-to-back games without a takeaway for the first time this season and not tackling well on the back end at Lambeau, here comes the NFL’s most dangerous offense outside of Baltimore, with Mahomes masterfully running the point for big-play specialists Travis Kelce and Tyreek Hill. With the Bears likely sending a few defensive cogs to IR this week, don't be stunned if this one gets a bit ugly. Chiefs 30, Bears 17   

Sean Hammond (season record: 9-5)

The Chiefs, winners of four straight, are hitting stride at the right time. The Bears, at this point, have nothing to play for. Opponents have a fairly easy time running against the Chiefs defense, although Kansas City is stout in pass protection. If the Bears have any shot in this game, most likely running back David Montgomery will play a part in it. It will be a test for QB Mitchell Trubisky, who has two more chances to prove himself to the Bears and make an impression moving forward. Chiefs 24, Bears 14

Barry Rozner, Daily Herald (season record: 6-8)

The most important tally will be how many times GM Ryan Pace is shown on national TV Sunday night while Pat Mahomes is playing football. The game has no meaning in the standings for the Bears, but you can be sure Matt Nagy will do all he can to make sure Pace and Mitch Trubisky have a good night. The Chiefs are susceptible to the run, but it’s simply not in Nagy’s nature to take advantage of that. Chiefs 23, Bears 19

Joe Aguilar, Daily Herald (season record: 9-5)

Patrick Mahomes is healthy, back to MVP form and dominated in a Kansas City snowstorm last weekend. So the Bears don't have a snowball's chance in mid-summer KC, as they play their penultimate game of 2019. Mitch Trubisky is tired of being compared to the guy selected eight picks after him in 2017 and will continue to make plays, but the Chiefs are 6-1 on the road and, unlike the Bears, are headed to the playoffs. Chiefs 31, Bears 21