Chicago Bears: 3 Key matchups in Week 1 vs Lions

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Which matchups are the most important for the Chicago Bears vs Detroit Lions?

To kick off the season, Chicago will kick off another year of Detroit Lions vs. Chicago Bears. In recent memory, this rivalry has been a competition to see who can beat themselves first. That being said, both of these teams are entering the 2020 season with at least a sliver of hope. Even though neither of these teams is known for their offensive play, there is enough star power on both squads to create some strong matchups.

Both teams made notable changes since we last saw them take the field, but this season will be highlighted by confusion. For a while, it was doubtful that we’d see an NFL season, but before you knew it, Week 1 arrived.

When taking a look at the rivalry between these teams, the past series has been defined by stretches of dominance. From 2013 through 2017, the Lions won 9 of 10 matchups in a stretch that put the competitiveness of this rivalry in question. But just when the Bears were counted out, they punched back, beginning a winning streak against their rival that has now reached 4 games in a row.

Who will take control of this season’s series? This year, the stars of these teams will look to assert their dominance in an important 2-game series. From Khalil Mack to Matthew Stafford, both sides of this game will be defined by the specific matchups within it. Here are 3 key matchups in the Bears vs. Lions matchup during Week 1 of the NFL season.