Found November 11, 2011 on
The Lions won the first matchup between these teams 24-13 in Detroit, five weeks ago. A lot has changed since then as the Bears have caught fire and won their last three games, while the Lions have lost two of their last three games. Here is a look at the matchups in this game:
When the Bears have the ball: The Bears are going to likely come out running the ball with Matt Forte and Marion Barber against a Lions’ D that is giving up 137.6 yards rushing per game and 5.2 yards per carry. After they establish the running game, I look for the Bears to take some shots deep with Jay Cutler throwing to his pretty speedy corps of WRs. The key will be the O-Line giving Cutler time to throw the ball and they have been much better at that as of late. I have a feeling that the Bears are going to move the ball pretty well this Sunday against the Lions.
When the Lions have the ball: The Bears are going to have to go all out to get pressure on QB Matt Stafford. If he has time to sit back in...
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