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Chicago Bears vs. Detroit Lions: What to watch for
Fans of both of these teams have reached that point in the season where there’s nothing left to do but think about the future.
In Chicago, it is time for a new QB. Neither Trubiksy nor Chase Daniel give this team a good chance to win games. Last week, the Bears squeaked out a win against the Giants the only way they can as currently constructed. They held a flawed QB to 150 yards, allowing the offense to pull off a win with a measly 19 points.
That isn’t going to be good enough in most games, and even in a rather good game for Trubisky where he threw for almost 300 yards, he still threw two interceptions. More troubling, the running game that seemed to be emerging a few weeks ago with David Montgomery and Tarik Cohen has fallen back down to Earth. The tandem combined for a mere 47 yards on the ground.
Chicago’s fourth-ranked defense saved the day again, as it has in the Bears’ other four wins this season.
Diagnosing the problem in Detroit isn’t so easy. Or rather, the problem is the whole team. The Lions dropped a game to the woeful Redskins last week. Part of the problem has been Stafford’s injury. Jeff Driskel threw for 207 yards and tossed three picks in the game; Stafford’s worst week wouldn’t look that bad. But, you can’t really point to a strength on this Lions squad. Thanks to injuries and a so-so roster, Driskel lacks offensive weapons outside of receiver Kenny Golladay. The defense is ranked 26th in Defensive DVOA.
And that’s not all. The offensive line has been awful in pass protection. The secondary has played very poorly, and only looked OK last week because of Dwayne Haskins’ inexperience. On special teams last week, the Lions missed a field goal, allowed a punt return touchdown, and racked up inexcusable penalties.
It’s hard to find a team playing worse than the Lions right now, but it is hard to find a QB more capable of losing a game single-handedly than Mitch Trubisky. And so, it is hard to call a winner of this game, other than your mother who will appreciate the help in the kitchen after you get so bored you start peeling potatoes to numb the pain.
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