Vs. Detroit Lions (1-2)
The Bears will host the 1-2 Detroit Lions on Sunday in their first divisional showdown of the season. A lot of Bears fans would like to chalk this up as a win, because, well, it’s the Lions. I’ll remind you that the last time the Bears beat the Lions was Lovie Smith’s last game in the 2012 season! The Bears have lost their last six games against the Lions.
This is a different version of the Detroit Lions of season past. There is no Megatron to contend with, so Matthew Stafford has had to spread the ball around a bit more. He’s got a new favorite target in free agent acquisition Marvin Jones.
The Lions have suffered a few injuries already losing running back Ameer Abdullah to a season-ending injury. The Lions might be without key defenders Ziggy Ansah (ankle) and DeAndre Levy (quad), yet the visiting Lions come to Soldier Field as three-point favorites.
Completely arbitrary odds of a Bears win? 55%