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SI’s Peter King doesn’t like the Bears’ chances

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Updated: August 30, 2011 3:17PM

The Bears had better hope for help from the Sports Illustrated jinx.

SI’s resident NFL guru Peter King picked the Bears to finish 8-8 this season.

What’s worse, he has the Alanta Falcons—the Bears’ Week 1 opponent—winning it all.

King, one of the most respected writers in the business, has the Falcons beating the Rams, Packers and Saints—all on the road—before knocking off the Chargers 24-20 in Super Bowl XLVI.

Those are some pretty gutsy calls from the expert who correctly had the Packers and Steelers in last year’s Super Bowl.

By the way, SI did six regional covers for this week’s NFL Preview. Sorry, Bears fans, but the Packers’ Clay Matthews will grace the cover in the Midwest.

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