Chicago Bears Gameday: 3 Keys to victory over the Detroit Lions

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The Chicago Bears defense needs to continue to force turnovers

Defensively, the Bears have put together a great season, highlighted by a league-leading rush defense. Still, there is room for this group to improve, but they have taken great leaps this year in terms of forcing turnovers. Last year, the defense finished with 14 total interceptions, and through 12 games this season, the Bears are third in the league with 13 interceptions, including seven over the past two weeks.

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The defense's ability to get the ball back has been a boost for the offense, helping the team hold a time-of-possession ratio of 63.5% over the last two games combined. The Bears have done a great job of keeping opposing offenses off rhythm, which leads to more pass-rush opportunities, and in turn, more turnovers.

The Bears already played a great defensive game against the Lions once this year, and while they were unable to finish the game out properly, the group has another opportunity to lead from the front and try to shut down one of the league's most explosive offenses.