The 3-7 Chicago Bears are taking part in the 7-2 Detroit Lions at Ford Field in a Week 11 matchup. Here’s what you’ll want to know.
Halftime: Lions take 14-10 lead with late TD drive
Quarterback Jared Goff led a 75-yard landing drive within the remaining two minutes of the primary half to assist the Lions to a 14-10 halftime lead towards the Bears on Sunday at Ford Field.
Goff accomplished seven passes on the drive, together with a 7-yard landing strike to Amon-Ra St. Brown with 11 seconds to play within the second quarter. He threw for 107 yards with a landing and two interceptions within the half.
In his return from a four-game absence as a result of a dislocated proper thumb, Bears quarterback Justin Fields threw for 103 yards and rushed for 43.
Fields got here out sturdy on the Bears’ opening 75-yard landing drive, finishing 3 of 4 passes for 38 yards and operating for 28 yards. D’Onta Foreman scored on a 1-yard run to make it 7-0. The Bears didn’t have a 3rd down on the drive.
The Bears had two first-half interceptions towards Goff however did not capitalize on both with scoring drives. Kicker Cairo Santos made a 31-yard area aim with 1 minute, 47 seconds to play within the second quarter to provide the Bears a 10-7 lead.
Against Lions run protection, Bears operating backs managed simply 11 yards on 10 carries.
Rookie cornerback Tyrique Stevenson bought his first profession interception on the Lions’ first drive, choosing off an errant Goff move and returning it to the Bears 37.
The Bears bought to the Lions 38, however Foreman misplaced 6 yards on a first-down carry. Fields overthrew DJ Moore ultimately zone, and Fields’ third-down move was spiked by defensive lineman John Cominsky.
Linebacker T.J. Edwards picked off Goff on the Lions’ second drive. But the Lions bought the ball again two performs later when cornerback Cam Sutton pressured rookie large receiver Tyler Scott to fumble and linebacker Alex Anzalone recovered.
The Lions capitalized with a 34-yard landing drive, capped by Jahmyr Gibbs’ 2-yard run to tie it 7-7.
Bears linebacker Tremaine Edmunds will return Sunday towards the Lions after a two-game absence.
Edmunds is lively for the sport at Ford Field after recovering from a knee damage.
He is considered one of three gamers getting back from accidents, together with quarterback Justin Fields. The Bears introduced Wednesday that Fields would begin after a four-game absence as a result of a thumb damage. Running again Khalil Herbert is also lively after lacking 5 video games whereas on injured reserve with a excessive ankle sprain.
Running again D’Onta Foreman is lively after battling an ankle damage in the course of the week of apply, and linebacker Jack Sanborn will play after recovering from an ankle damage and an sickness.
The Bears beforehand declared linebacker Noah Sewell out with a knee damage.
Wide receiver Velus Jones Jr., offensive lineman Ja’Tyre Carter, defensive finish Dominique Robinson, quarterback Nathan Peterman, security Quindell Johnson and linebacker Micah Baskerville are inactive.
For the Lions, defensive linemen Isaiah Buggs, Brodric Martin and Levi Onwuzurike, cornerback Steven Gilmore, large receiver Antoine Green, guard Jonah Jackson and linebacker Trevor Nowaske are inactive.
‘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 essential to do this as group management charts its future.
Fields’ objective 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 suppose 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 serious 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 predicted 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 each side made the change the appropriate 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.
13-4: The Lions file over the past 17 video games, solidifying them as among the best 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 over the past 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 courting to 2021.
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