Detroit News predictions: Lions at Bears
Justin Rogers, John Niyo and Bob Wojnowski of The Detroit News offer their predictions on the outcome of Sunday's Lions vs. Bears game at Soldier Field in Chicago (1 p.m., CBS/760).
► Justin Rogers: What is playing worse, the Bears' offense or the Lions' defense? Tough to say. It feels like Mitchell Trubisky's lack of mobility is the difference here. If he can't move the way he normally would Sunday, the Lions have way fewer things to worry about. Lions 22, Bears 20
► John Niyo: Last year's 12-4 finish by Chicago feels more like a fluke now. But with a fatally-flawed franchise quarterback in Mitch Trubisky, that probably shouldn't come as a huge surprise. If anybody's capable of making a QB feel at home, it's this Lions defense, so bettors beware. But the Bears have topped 300 yards on offense just once in eight games. Lions 24, Bears 17
► Bob Wojnowski: If ever the Lions’ defense is going to rise up and be a force, this would be the game, right? The Bears and QB Mitchell Trubisky are struggling mightily, and if Matt Patricia is the guru he’s portrayed to be, he should figure out how to shut them down. Matthew Stafford is playing great, and receivers Kenny Golladay and Marvin Jones Jr. are on a roll. The Lions finally will generate some pressure – how about a couple sacks from Trey Flowers? – and make sure Stafford’s efforts aren’t wasted again. Lions 23, Bears 16