The (3-7) Chicago Bears hope to get their season back on track on Sunday against the (7-2) Detroit Lions, and they’ll do so with Justin Fields back at quarterback. The Bears will also get their offensive line close to their offseason plan, with the only difference coming at center where Lucas Patrick is expected to remain with the ones.
The Bears are as strong as they’ve been all year up front, with Braxton Jones and Teven Jenkins on the left side and Nate Davis and Darnell Wright on the right. Even with so much shuffling along the offensive line this season, the Bears still have a top-ten rushing attack.
Chicago has some talent on offense, but they’ve just been inconsistent. The Lions have dealt with their fair share of injuries as well, but they’ve been able to keep the offense humming along with a strong ground game, steady quarterback play, and a sound offensive scheme, design, and rhythm to the calls.
On defense, both teams are solid against the run, so Sunday’s game could come down to which team can impose its will on the other.
Here’s everything you need to know for the Bears vs. Lions game!
Kickoff is scheduled for noon (CT) at Ford Field in Detroit, Michigan, and there will be no weather concerns since it is a domed stadium.
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The game will be aired on FOX with Adam Amin and Mark Schlereth on the call, and if you live in the yellow of this 506sports.com map, you get to see the Bears.
This season, the radio home for the Bears is ESPN 1000 (AM 1000, 100.3 FM HD2). Jeff Joniak and Tom Thayer will be in the booth, with Jason McKie as the sideline reporter.
Spanish language broadcast can be found on LATINO MIX 93.5 FM with Omar Ramos (play-by-play) and Miguel Esparza (analyst) on the call.
The Bears game can also be heard on SiriusXM.
Our WCG team has a bunch of Bears vs. Lions previews that you can find in this week’s story stream here.
And you can watch our Bears - Lions preview here:
The last I checked, the Bears are a 7.5-point underdog, according to our partners at DraftKings Sportsbook, with an over/under for the game at 48.
Join us on our 2nd City Gridiron video channel after the game ends with our new postgame host, Bill Zimmerman, and our new postgame show, Not Your Average Bears Postgame Show! Once the show wraps, we’ll publish it on our podcast channel.
UPDATE: No postgame show on Sunday... we’ll see you all on Monday for Bear & Balanced!
Our day-after Bears game recap, Bear & Balanced, will be at 6:00 on Monday night, so join Jeff Berckes and Lester Wiltfong for their cooled-down review on 2nd City Gridiron. Once they press stop on the show, you can catch the audio on our podcast channel.
Plus, we’ll have several articles here at WCG breaking down the game you can find in our Bears vs. Lions story stream.
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