The Bears play only their second divisional game in Week 10 as they host the Detroit Lions to kick off three-straight NFC North games in only 11 days. Chicago can extend their division lead with a win, while the Lions need a victory to keep any postseason hopes alive. Here’s how you can tune in to the game.
Detroit Lions (3-5) at Chicago Bears (5-3)
12:00 p.m. CT, Sunday, November 11
Soldier Field, Chicago, Illinois
NFL on FOX
Announcers: Chris Myers and Daryl Johnston
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Football Aftershow on NBC Sports Chicago
WBBM 780 (Chicago)
Bears feed: XM 225
Lions feed: XM 383
Coverage on NBC Sports Chicago
“The Warm Up” — 15 minutes prior to every Bears game this season, host Laurence Holmes, along with analysts Lance Briggs, Alex Brown, Matt Forte, will hold a special Facebook Live segment on NBC Sports Chicago’s official Facebook page — offering a game day preview featuring their expert commentary and predictions, plus - Bears fans will have also an opportunity to have their questions answered by submitting their game day inquiries via the “comments” section on the live stream.
“3rd Quarter Sidecast” — At the start of the third quarter of every Bears game this season, fans will also be able to interact with the Football Aftershow crew via Facebook Live (Facebook.com/NBCSChicago) as they watch and react to the first few series of the second half. In addition, the “3rd Quarter Sidecast” will also feature more fan interaction as fans can post their thoughts and ask their questions to Briggs, Brown, and Forte.
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The NFC North is starting to come down to a two-team race, but it’s never wise to count out the Green Bay Packers with a healthy Aaron Rodgers under center.
The Bears remain just a tie ahead of the Minnesota Vikings for first place at 5-3 after their 41-9 win over the Buffalo Bills on Sunday.
The Vikings got back on track with a win over the Detroit Lions to move to 5-3-1, but Minnesota enters a bye for Week 10 that could allow Chicago to extend their lead with another win on Sunday.
The Packers lost their second-straight game against a top-shelf opponent, dropping back-to-back matchups against the Los Angeles Rams and New England Patriots to fall to 3-4-1. Rodgers may be able to get Green Bay back on track with games against the Miami Dolphins and Seattle Seahawks in the next two weeks.
The Lions remain at the bottom of the division at 3-5, and their two games against the Bears in the next three weeks may be their last opportunity to push for postseason relevance in a tightly contested division.
From an NFC North standpoint, Chicago is entering arguably the most critical part of their schedule, with their Sunday night game against the Minnesota Vikings in Week 11 likely going a long way to deciding who takes the division crown.
The Bears secondary got its groove back against the Buffalo Bills. Nathan Peterman proved to be just what the doctor ordered as Chicago forced four turnovers and started to look like the defense they showed in the first four games.
The Pro Football Focus grades on that side of the ball were high for most of the starters, but Eddie Jackson and Kyle Fuller took the top marks and earned spots on PFF’s Team of the Week for Week 9.
Jackson’s forced fumble and return for a touchdown was obviously the biggest reason for his grade, but in coverage he allowed three catches for only four combined yards.
Fuller was lock down in coverage, despite Peterman targeting him eight times. The Bears No. 1 cornerback allowed only one catch for zero yards to go with his interception and two PDs — good for a 0.0 passer rating when targeted.
For comparison, throwing the ball away on every play would give the quarterback a 39.6 passer rating.
Adrian Amos Jr. fell just short of making the team of the week with a 90.8 overall grade. He also had an interception and two PDs while allowing three catches for 14 yards.
Offensively, Jordan Howard led the way with a 73.5 overall grade, which made him the 10th highest-graded running back of the week. He finished with only 47 rushing yards, but 41 of them came after contact by a defender.