The Chicago Bears huge Week 10 matchup with the Detroit Lions is upon us. After the Bears’ MNF upset win in Green Bay, a game in which they knocked out Packers QB Aaron Rodgers for 4-6 weeks, the NFC North is up for grabs. There are three teams bunched up at the top of the division, which makes this game all that much more important.
In Week 4, the Lions tamed the Bears quite easily with a 40-32 victory where the score wasn’t indicative of the one-sided nature of the game. The Bears rallied for a couple of late 4th quarter touchdown and 2-point conversion to make it a one-possession game, but it wasn’t that close.
Headed into Week 10, it would seem like the deck is still stacked against the Bears a bit. While Jay Cutler is returning, Lance Briggs and Shea McClellin will miss the game for a struggling defense that can’t afford to lose any more players. The Lions are well-rested, coming off a bye week after an epic rally to steal a win from the Cowboys.
As the Bears proved on Monday night, there are still plenty of ways to win. Let’s look at a few keys to victory over the Lions: