Originally posted on Football Nation  |  Last updated 9/6/13
As the 2013 NFL season kicks off the Chicago Bears welcome the Cincinnati Bengals to Soldier Field for what should be one of the best games of the opening weekend.The Bengals enter the season with lofty expectations in the AFC as the Bears come in with questions surrounding their team.The Bears fired Lovie Smith after finishing 10-6, but missing the playoffs. New head coach Marc Trestman was a surprise hire to many, but has had NFL success working with quarterbacks.Chicago signal caller Jay Cutler is entering the final year of his contract and needs to have a great season to warrant a big extension.His counterpart, Andy Dalton, is expected to lead a team with Super Bowl aspirations. Both quarterbacks are surrounded by a lot of talent on the offensive side of the ball as well as great defenses.Here are three bold predictions for Sunday’s tilt:1. Matt Forte will have over 200 total yards of offenseTrestman loves to use the running back in the offense and Forte has been one of the best...
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