The 3-7 Chicago Bears will play the 7-2 Detroit Lions at Ford Field in a Week 11 matchup. Here’s what you’ll want to know earlier than kickoff Sunday (midday, Fox-32).
Bears linebacker Tremaine Edmunds will return Sunday towards the Lions after a two-game absence.
Edmunds is energetic for the sport at Ford Field after recovering from a knee damage.
He is one among three gamers getting back from accidents, together with quarterback Justin Fields. The Bears introduced Wednesday that Fields would begin after a four-game absence because of a thumb damage. Running again Khalil Herbert is also energetic after lacking 5 video games whereas on injured reserve with a excessive ankle sprain.
Running again D’Onta Foreman is energetic after battling an ankle damage throughout the week of observe, 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, vast 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 will probably be essential to try this as staff 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 suppose ball safety will probably be a difficulty with the damage, noting he wouldn’t be enjoying 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 quick. 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 change the suitable 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 document over the past 17 video games, solidifying them as probably the greatest 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 document 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.
Read extra attention-grabbing numbers and nuggets right here.
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