2019 NFL – Detroit Lions @ Chicago Bears Preview & Pick

THE FACTS

When is Detroit Lions @ Chicago Bears taking place? Sunday 10th November, 2019 – 18:00 (UK)

Where is Detroit Lions @ Chicago Bears taking place? Soldier Field, Chicago

What is the expected weather for Detroit Lions @ Chicago Bears? 3c in partly cloudy skies

What television channel is Detroit Lions @ Chicago Bears on? Sky Sports will be showing live NFL games during the season so it is worth checking their schedule

Where can I stream Detroit Lions @ Chicago Bears? Subscribers to NFL GAMEPASS can stream matches live on their platform

Where can I get tickets for Detroit Lions @ Chicago Bears? Check Ticketmaster for ticket information on selected games

What was the outcome in the last meeting? Chicago Bears 23-16 Detroit Lions

THE TEAM NEWS

DETROIT LIONS

  • In what has been the story of their season, Detroit once again put in a good performance but fell to defeat against Oakland last week and they are running out of games to put a strong winning streak together to put them in play-off contention.
  • Quarterback Matt Stafford had another big day with 406 yards and three touchdowns but the lack of a genuine rushing game is harming the Lions and that could be the downfall of their season if it does not improve.
  • Stafford was only limited at Wednesday’s practice with hip and back issues but it is unlikely to prevent him from suiting up whilst tight end T.J. Hockenson has avoided the injury report after he was taken from the field in the fourth quarter of last week’s game.

CHICAGO BEARS

  • Chicago lost for a fourth consecutive match with Philadelphia the latest team to beat them thanks to another poor offensive performance and unless they show big improvements in the second half of the regular season, they will miss out on the post-season.
  • Bears quarterback Mitchell Trubisky was restricted to just 125 yards in another big struggle last week but running back David Montgomery was able to chip in with two touchdowns in the second half.
  • Montgomery’s efforts may result in him receiving a larger role in the offense moving forward with the Bears having few excuses to perform with a relatively healthy roster at their disposal, with nose tackle Eddie Goldman and linebacker Isaiah Irving the only two to sit out Wednesday’s practice.

THE PREDICTION

Chicago may be forced into running the ball more after quarterback Mitchell Trubisky once again failed through the air in last week’s game. The Bears host a Lions team that have racked up some impressive numbers recently and if Detroit can get anywhere close to last week's figures, they are likely to come out on top with Chicago unable to snap their losing streak and another offensive flop could result in a change in quarterback.

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