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 Bears just announced their inactive list, and as expected, Mitch Trubisky is ready to go:
Trubisky and defensive lineman Bilal Nichols will both return after missing time with a dislocated shoulder and broken hand, respectively. Trubisky has been out since Week 4's game against the Vikings and Nichols hasn't played since breaking his hand against the Broncos.
Reserve offensive lineman Ted Larsen will also return, his first game since hurting his knee against the Vikings as well. It'll up to Larsen and Rashaad Coward to fill in at guard, especially with Alex Bars being a healthy scratch. Long was put on IR earlier in the week, and while Coward took most of the first-team reps in practice, head coach Matt Nagy didn't rule out the possibility of rotating the two early in the game.
The Bears offense will welcome the healthy return of quarterback Mitch Trubisky in Sunday's Week 7 game against the New Orleans Saints and must build momentum entering a critical stretch of their 2019 schedule.
At 3-2 and with several playoff-caliber opponents on the horizon, the Bears can't afford more of the same from Trubisky and the passing game, one that ranks 30th in the NFL. They'll need more from rookie running back David Montgomery, too, who's averaging just 3.3 yards per carry through his first five games as a pro.
Confidence is key in Chicago's quest for more production. And, look, if it takes winning an egg toss competition in practice in order for the offense to get a morale boost? So be it.
It's unclear in the video who tossed the winning egg. Ironically, or maybe fittingly, it wasn't one of the Bears' quarterbacks.
Trubisky has to take advantage of any touchdown opportunities he gets Sunday against the 10th-ranked Saints defense. Unlike the team's egg-tossing contest, Week 7's outcome may come down to his ability to make the clutch throw. Now's the time for him to prove he can get it done.
Otherwise, the Bears' season will become an omelette of doom, despair and disappointment.
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