CHICAGO Teams

Jeff Dickerson ESPN Staff Writer 

Bears wide receiver Josh Bellamy is in concussion protocol.

Jeff Dickerson ESPN Staff Writer 

Bears defensive lineman Akiem Hicks is helped off the field by team doctors. Hicks has been the heart and soul of Chicago's defense in 2017.

Jeff Dickerson ESPN Staff Writer 

Bears WR Josh Bellamy being examined by team doctors.

Jeff Dickerson ESPN Staff Writer 

Bears rookie quarterback Mitchell Trubisky has to be better. Trubisky was 0-for-2 on Chicago's first drive of the second half, missing badly on both throws. To add insult to injury, the Bears began that drive with great field position around midfield.

Jeff Dickerson ESPN Staff Writer 

The Bears have to be pleased the offense scored 17 points before halftime, but Chicago blew an early lead thanks to poor coverage and a Mitchell Trubisky botched snap that Detroit returned for a touchdown. The Bears are still way too inconsistent to be taken seriously.

Jeff Dickerson ESPN Staff Writer 

Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford is torching the Bears secondary. Stafford is 13-of-17 for 195 yards and two touchdowns (152.8 passer rating) following an early fumble.

Matt Bowen ESPN Staff Writer 

Marvin Jones Jr. with a 28-yard TD grab on the double-move. He sold it. And forced the CB to stick his eyes in the backfield. Jones now has 44 yards receiving on two receptions.

Jeff Dickerson ESPN Staff Writer 

Bears have rotated cornerbacks throughout the game. Marcus Cooper, who did not start, was just burned on Marvin Jones' 28-yard touchdown reception.

Matt Bowen ESPN Staff Writer 

Jordan Howard TD run on the outside zone scheme. That gives Howard 88 yards rushing on just seven carries. The Bears are moving people up front today versus the Lions.

Jeff Dickerson ESPN Staff Writer 

The Bears have already eclipsed their season scoring average (16.7 points per game) and we still have 8:30 left in the 2nd quarter. Running back Jordan Howard with 88 yards and one touchdown on seven carries.

Jeff Dickerson ESPN Staff Writer 

Just when you think the Bears have turned the corner.....Kyle Long is called for a cheap shot 15-yard personal foul penalty, and on the very next play, Mitchell Trubisky fumbles a snap that Detroit scoops up and returns for a touchdown.

Jeff Dickerson ESPN Staff Writer 

Bears second round pick TE Adam Shaheen with his second career touchdown. Bears have targeted Shaheen more frequently after the bye week with Zach Miller out of the year with a severe leg injury.

Jeff Dickerson ESPN Staff Writer 

Bears ILB Nick Kwiatkoski just recorded his second sack in two weeks and second career forced fumble.

Jeff Dickerson ESPN Staff Writer 

Much better start for the Bears and quarterback Mitchell Trubisky, who went 3-of-6 for 46 yards on Chicago's first offensive drive. However, Trubisky missed Benny Cunningham for a sure touchdown on 3rd-and-goal and the Bears had to settle for a field goal. Still, the Bears showed much more creativity on that drive than they had in previous weeks.

Jeff Dickerson ESPN Staff Writer 

Kyle Long opens the game as Chicago's starting right guard.

Jeff Dickerson ESPN Staff Writer 

Gametime forecast for Bears vs. Lions: Partly cloudy, high 36 degrees, winds W at 17 m.p.h.

Jeff Dickerson ESPN Staff Writer 

Bears right guard Kyle Long is active again on Sunday. Long dressed for last week's game vs. Green Bay, but played only one snap on special teams. However, Long (fingers) was listed as having full participation in practice on Thursday and Friday, and should be in the starting lineup against the Lions.

Jeff Dickerson ESPN Staff Writer 

Chicago Bears inactives: QB Mark Sanchez, RB Taquan Mizzell, CB Bryce Callahan, ILB Danny Trevathan, DL John Jenkins, OL Tom Compton and TE Dion Sims.

ESPN Stats & Info

FPI: Lions with significant edge in Chicago

For the fifth time this season, the Bears have less than a 40 percent chance to win at home, by FPI's measure. They've gone 2-2 with a point differential of plus-11 in those games. The Lions' odds to win are their highest in a road game since Week 16 of 2014.

Seth Walder ESPN Analytics 

Not much of a surprise given the lack of major upsets yesterday, but there were no changes in the top nine spots in current Strength of Record. The one change on this list is that Oklahoma State fell off following its loss to Kansas State and was replaced by TCU in the No. 10 spot.

Jeff Dickerson ESPN Staff Writer 

Bears nose tackle Eddie Goldman graces the cover of today's program.

Jeff Dickerson ESPN Staff Writer 

Nine of the last 10 meetings between the Bears and Lions have been decided by single digits. The teams split last year, with Chicago winning 17-14 at Soldier Field and Detroit 20-17 at Ford Field.

Jeff Dickerson ESPN Staff Writer 

The Bears (3-6) enter Sunday the 14th ranked team in the NFC playoff picture. Chicago's conference record is 1-6.