The 2016 season started so promising for the Detroit Lions and Chicago Bears as both teams were projected to be surprises in making the playoffs. Through three games, neither team looks like one that will make the playoffs at all. The two teams meet up in the Windy City on Sunday with Detroit sitting at 1-2 and the Bears winless at 0-3 and looking like the worst team in the NFL. This becomes a game where the Lions will look to go on the road and dominate a bad Chicago team. Here is a look at the matchup.
The Lions lost 34-27 on the road to the Green Bay Packers but did rally in the second half to make it close. Matthew Stafford has passed for 985 yards, seven touchdowns and two interceptions for the season while finding Marvin Jones 18 times for 408 yards and two touchdowns. Jones is easily Stafford’s new favorite with Calvin Johnson’s retirement. Theo Reddick and Dwayne Washington are doing well in the run game and Riddick has 16 catches out of the backfield. The defense should see backup quarterback Brian Hoyer instead of Jay Cutler for Chicago and that could lead to a big day for Detroit.
The Bears lost 31-17 to the Dallas Cowboys and will be looking for a win finally for the 2016 season. Hoyer is likely going to start and has thrown for 395 yards and two touchdowns on the season. Alshon Jeffery has 14 catches for 271 yards to lead the team while Zach Miller was Hoyer’s security blanket last week and has 15 catches and two touchdowns. Jordan Howard takes over at running back for the injured Jeremy Langford and has 67 yards on the ground over 12 carries. The Chicago defense isn’t terrible but hasn’t faced a quarterback like Stafford yet this season. It could get very ugly.
Detroit Lions vs. Chicago Bears Viewing Details
Date: Sunday, October 2, 2016
Time: 1:00 P.M. ET
Location: Soldier Field, Chicago
TV Channel: Fox
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