The 3-7 Chicago Bears will play the 7-2 Detroit Lions at Ford Field in a Week 11 matchup. Here’s what you want to know earlier than kickoff (midday, FOX).
‘Just go out there and win games’
Bears quarterback Justin Fields isn’t targeted on proving himself over the ultimate seven video games of the season — although it is going to be mandatory to do this as crew management charts its future.
Fields’ goal is narrower as he prepares to make his first begin in additional than a month Sunday. Asked if he nonetheless feels ache in his hand, he stated it’s not 100%.
“But it feels good,” he stated. “There’s still a little bit of healing left. But it’s stable.”
Fields stated he doesn’t assume ball safety will probably be a difficulty with the damage, noting he wouldn’t be taking part in if it was. But defending the soccer is a significant focus. Read extra right here.
Shifts to the offensive line
Teven Jenkins stated the dialog was brief. Bears coaches let the offensive lineman know he was transferring from proper guard again to left guard with the return of Nate Davis to the lineup. Jenkins stated he responded, “All right. No problem.”
Matt Eberflus stated Davis is anticipated to return Sunday after a four-game absence due to a excessive ankle sprain. The Bears decided that Davis’ expertise at proper guard and Jenkins’ flexibility to play on either side made the swap the correct transfer.
“I trust everything upstairs,” Jenkins stated. “They’re trying to put the best five out there, and if it comes down to what it is right now, I trust them.” Read extra right here.
Stats package deal
13-4: The Lions file during the last 17 video games, solidifying them as the most effective groups within the NFL. Only the Chiefs, Eagles and 49ers — all 14-3 — have been higher over their final 17 video games.
3-14: The Bears file during the last 17 video games. That ranks thirty first within the league; solely the Cardinals (2-15) have been worse. Compounding the frustration for the Bears, they’ve misplaced their final 11 NFC North video games relationship to 2021.
Read extra attention-grabbing numbers and nuggets right here.
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