Podcast: Detroit Lions vs. Chicago Bears preview show

Chicago Bears - Credit: Scott Galvin-USA TODAY Sports
Chicago Bears - Credit: Scott Galvin-USA TODAY Sports /

If you haven’t heard from Chicago Bears head coach Matt Nagy’s press conferences from earlier this week, “everything is on the table” to fix the offense heading into this week’s matchup against the Detroit Lions at Soldier Field.

Doesn’t that sound familiar?

In a game featuring teams with a combined 1-5 record, the outcome on Sunday could be monumental for the Bears moving forward. Last week’s disastrous performance against the Cleveland Browns, where Nagy’s unit only had 47 yards of total offense in a 26-6 loss, leaves the team with plenty of areas to seek improvement.

Will Matt Nagy and the Chicago Bears have a better plan vs the Lions this week?

None is more important, though than putting rookie quarterback Justin Fields in more situations to succeed. Something that didn’t happen nearly enough in his first start against the Browns. This is assuming Fields gets the start over Andy Dalton again. Dalton (knee) has been a limited participant in practice all week, while Fields (hand) has been a full participant.

Can the Bears correct enough mistakes on Sunday to beat a Lions team that is coming off a heartbreaking loss to the Ravens, which ended with kicker Justin Tucker’s 66-yard game-winning field goal?

Well, the guys at The Chicago Audible answer that question and many more in this week’s preview show. As usual, Will DeWitt, Mason West, and I each give you our “X-factor” and keys to the game on offense and defense. We also highlight what the offense needs to change in this NFC North matchup. If you guessed everything, then you’re correct. But in the show, the three of us provide more analysis on how this “everything” can be achieved.

And to close out the show, we share our game picks. Did someone actually choose the Lions? Listen and find out.

As always, the guys at The Chicago Audible have you covered.

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