Detroit Lions at Chicago Bears

Detroit Lions Preview

After showing stinginess for much of a 2-0-1 start, the Detroit Lions’ defense has struggled of late as the team enters its visit to Chicago with losses in four of its past five games. The Lions have allowed opponents to gain at least 400 yards in five of eight contests this season. “We just got to figure out a way to put all this stuff together, man,” Lions cornerback Darius Slay said. “We got a great team. We got all the right pieces, but it just ain’t sticking together.” Second-year Lions coach Matt Patricia is in search of his first career victory against the Bears after Chicago swept the season series in 2018.

Chicago Bears Preview

A struggling Chicago Bears offense will hope to find some open spaces against a troubled Detroit defense that is sticking with coordinator Paul Pasqualoni as the play-caller despite recent struggles. The Bears know they must get improved play from quarterback Mitch Trubisky, who steered the offense to just 9 yards in the first half of a Week 9 loss at Philadelphia. Second-year Bears coach Matt Nagy is 6-2 against NFC North foes in his career, including 2-0 against the Lions. Chicago leads the all-time series with Detroit 99-74-5 and has won two straight meetings, though the Lions had claimed nine of the previous 10.