Chicago Bears December Schedule Preview: Predicting the Final Games

CHICAGO, IL - NOVEMBER 19: Akiem Hicks
CHICAGO, IL - NOVEMBER 19: Akiem Hicks /
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This is a Saturday game and will be the rematch between these two teams following a very good first game. This game is in Detroit, so the advantage will start to go to the Lions, but you can bet the Bears will play them tough. They typically always do but do, and the Bears will be seeking revenge after their last loss in closing seconds. And now, armed with a new kicker, if this comes down to a field goal, Chicago will be much better off. Maybe this time things will work out in their favor, and they will be better prepared to face Detroit.

Chicago was able to get some points on the board in their first meeting and should do so again. One thing the Bears need to do is run the ball often. Keeping the ball out of Matthew Stafford’s hands is the best way to win the game. That’s why the Bears need to get Jordan Howard and Tarik Cohen going. They did that in the first matchup and almost won. Let’s see if they can do it again.

Chicago’s defense got banged up in the first game but hopefully, some of the key pieces are back and feeling well enough to compete with the Lions. Chicago will need to ensure that they can lock down Detroit’s receiving corps and not allow them to beat them in the running game. The Bears also need to get some pass pressure on Stafford and force him to make mistakes. They have the guys to do it and just need to get it done.

I am going to go against convention and say that the Bears win this game. If they make it to this game with most of their players in good shape, then I feel that they have a great shot at winning. They were close the first time and can put themselves over the top in their second meeting. Don’t be surprised if the Bears win this game and add another victory on to a dismal season.

Score Prediction Chicago 24 Detroit 21