The Detroit Lions are a good football team and are significant favorites over the Chicago Bears. There are reasons to be excited about the Bears and the performances in recent weeks, and even though they are sitting at 3-7 there is plenty of development to be watched.
Some of the best players on the Bears will be put to the test on Thursday. Who has the toughest matchups?
5. The Chicago Bears rookie tackle gets another tough matchup
Darnell Wright has had a solid season. He cannot hide from the fact that he has his losses and sacks allowed, but one thing he can say is that he has not missed a game yet, and when he does have struggles, they come against some of the best rushers in the NFL.
He has faced guys such as Rashan Gary, Chris Jones, Shaq Barrett, Montez Sweat, Danielle Hunter, Maxx Crosby, Cameron Jordan, and Joey Bosa. So, you are going to lose a time or two in your rookie season against those names.
Add another one to the list when Detroit is on the schedule. Aidan Hutchinson does his primary rushing against right tackles. Hutchinson is everything for the Lions pass rush. He has 52 pressures on the season, while John Cominsky is down at 23, the next closest. He leads the lineman in stops, per PFF, as well.
However, his last sack came in week five. In recent weeks, he has faced Trey Pipkins, Jermain Elumenor, Morgan Moses, and Luke Goedece, so this matchup will be one of the toughest that Hutchinson has had in recent weeks as well.
If the Chicago Bears can neutralize Hutchinson, they have a good shot at winning this game. This will be tough for Darnell Wright, but he has faced tougher this year. How does Wright handle himself in this matchup?