Chicago Bears: 5 Things to Watch for in Week 11

CHICAGO, IL - OCTOBER 02: Theo Riddick
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This coming Sunday, the Chicago Bears will be in search for their first divisional win of the season when they host the Detroit Lions in Week 11. The Bears (3-6) haven’t had much luck against the Lions in recent history, losing seven of the last eight matchups against them. A win is always needed for any team in the NFL, but Chicago needs this victory almost more than any other team in the league.

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We all know that the Bears’ defense has virtually carried the team all season long, and keeping an eye on how dominate they can be will always be essential. As for the offense, they are still trying to find some consistency in the passing game to complement a ground attack that is spearheaded by running back Jordan Howard, the fifth-leading rusher in the NFL entering Week 11.

With so much to focus on during Sunday’s battle between the Bears and the Lions, here are five of the crucial things to watch for this week.