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Week 11 Pre-Gamin’: Lions at Bears – Lineups, Broadcast Info, Game Thread

Pre-Gamin'

Here is a not-so-fun fact: Soldier Field has watched the Detroit Lions walk off as winners in seven of the last eight games played in the rivalry grudge match against the Chicago Bears.


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Did we mention Soldier Field is the home of the Bears?

So much for home-field advantage.

The Bears are looking to draw closer to .500 against a Lions team that is in the thick of a playoff hunt. Detroit is one of four teams with a 5-4 record, so a win against Chicago would probably do wonders for their postseason dreams. Of course, a win for the Bears would lift the spirits of a team with a coach on the hot seat (who just received a vote of confidence) that blew a golden opportunity against a Green Bay Packers team without Aaron Rodgers and a handful of other injured playmakers.

As it stands, the Bears are one of seven teams with six losses and are jockeying for position to land a top-10 pick in the 2018 NFL Draft. Hopefully, the Bears don’t play like a team looking forward to the offseason.

Game Info

Chicago Bears (3-6, 4th NFC North) vs. Detroit Lions (5-4, T-2nd NFC North) – noon, FOX-TV (Thom Brenneman, Chris Spielman, Peter Schrager – yep, it’s the same crew as last week), WBBM-AM 780, WCFS-FM 105.9 (Jeff Joniak, Tom Thayer, Zach Zaidman)


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Odds: Lions (-3), Over/Under 40.5 via Bovada.

Game Thread and Week 11 Preview

Your game thread is down in the comments, so let’s have some good, clean (safe-for-work) fun. And hopefully, we can watch the Bears get back in the win column.

Your Week 11 Preview lives here.

Coaches

John Fox (131-118 overall, 12-29 with Bears) vs. Jim Caldwell (58-47 overall, 32-25 with the Lions, 5-1 against the Bears)

Starting Quarterbacks

Bears: Mitch Trubisky: 809 passing yards, 3 touchdowns, 2 interceptions, 51.3 completion percentage, 75.6 rating

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Lions: Matthew Stafford: 2,461 passing yards, 17 touchdowns, 5 interceptions, 62.6 completion percentage, 96.3 rating

Bears Inactives

Bears Expected Offensive Starters

  • QB Mitch Trubisky
  • RB Jordan Howard
  • FB Michael Burton
  • WR Dontrelle Inman
  • WR Josh Bellamy
  • TE Adam Shaheen
  • LT Charles Leno Jr.
  • LG Josh Sitton
  • C Cody Whitehair
  • RG Kyle Long
  • RT Bobby Massie

Bears Expected Defensive Starters

  • DE Akiem Hicks
  • NT Eddie Goldman
  • DE Mitch Unrein
  • OLB Sam Acho
  • ILB Christian Jones
  • OLB Leonard Floyd
  • CB Kyle Fuller
  • CB Prince Amukamara
  • CB Cre’von LeBlanc
  • FS Eddie Jackson
  • SS Adrian Amos

Bears Specialists

  • Connor Barth (kicker), Pat O’Donnell (punter, holder), Andrew DePaola (long snapper), Benny Cunningham, Tarik Cohen (kick returners), Tarik Cohen (punt returner)

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Lions Inactives:

Lions Offense Expected Starters:

  • QB Matthew Stafford
  • RB Ameer Abdullah
  • WR T.J. Jones
  • WR Golden Tate
  • WR Marvin Jones Jr.
  • TE Eric Ebron
  • LT Taylor Decker
  • LG Graham Glasgow
  • C Travis Swanson
  • RG T.J. Lang
  • RT Rick Wagner

Lions Defense Expected Starters:

  • DE Anthony Zettel
  • DT A’Shawn Robinson
  • DT Akeem Spence
  • DE Ezekiel Ansah Cornelius Washington (he used to play for the Bears)
  • OLB Tahir Whitehead
  • MLB Jarrad Davis
  • OLB Paul Worrilow
  • CB Darius Slay
  • CB Nevin Lawson
  • SS Tavon Wilson
  • FS Glover Quin

Lions Specialists:

  • Matt Prater (kicker), Sam Martin (punter, holder, kickoffs), Don Muhlbach (long snapper), Dwayne Washington, TJ Jones (kick returns), Jamal Agnew (punt returns)

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Luis Medina

Luis is the Lead Writer at The Ten-Yard Line, and you can find him on Twitter at @lcm1986.