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0-3, 4th in NFC North
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Lions and Bears barely separated

ESPN's FPI has the Lions and the Bears neck-and-neck in this divisional matchup. The Lions get the slight edge from FPI on the road.

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Bears and Lions try to right the ship

The Bears have lost six straight to Detroit and are 1-8 at Soldier Field under John Fox. Both teams are banged up, but the Lions' injury picture is a little better. Is that enough to get the win? Our NFL Nation reporters make their picks. Week 4 predictions (Insider)

Why Kevin White needs Alshon Jeffery (1:01)
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How to bet Detroit-Chicago

Where does the betting value lie in the Detroit-Chicago Week 4 matchup? ESPN Chalk experts provide against-the-spread and over/under advice.

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It's do-or-die time for winless teams

Per ESPN Stats & Info, only one team to start 0-4 (1992 Chargers) has reached the playoffs under the current format (since 1990). But 14 percent of 1-3 teams have done so in that span, including the Chiefs and Texans last year.

Jeff Dickerson ESPN Staff Writer 

Besides Cutler, the Bears had five additional players miss practice on Thursday -- NT Eddie Goldman, RB Jeremy Langford, RB Ka'Deem Carey, ILB Danny Trevathan and CB Jacoby Glenn (personal reasons). Also, WR Alshon Jeffery was limited with knee and hamstring issues.

Jeff Dickerson ESPN Staff Writer 

Bears QB Jay Cutler did not practice on Thursday, increasing the likelihood Brian Hoyer remains Chicago's starting quarterback on Sunday vs. Detroit. Cutler had been limited on Wednesday, but coach John Fox said the team, "did not want to aggravate" Cutler's right thumb injury.

NFL 60-second preview for Week 4 (1:03)

Jeff Dickerson ESPN Staff Writer 

Bears head coach John Fox is back at practice on Thursday. Fox stayed home on Wednesday because of a bad stomach bug. He will probably be listed as questionable on tomorrow's final injury report.

Where Jordan Howard falls on Matthew Berry's Love/Hate list (1:01)
Injuries will be too much to overcome for Bears (0:21)
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A close game isn't necessarily a good one

ESPN's Football Power Index pegs Lions-Bears as Week 4's closest game, with Chicago getting a slight edge. That said, no game this week rates lower in pregame matchup quality. FPI game rater

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Bears' Cutler practices on limited basis

Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler returned to practice on a limited basis Wednesday after missing a game because of a sprained right thumb.

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Bears' playoff hopes are nearly sunk

Chicago is 0-3 in a good division and has an injured starting QB. That's not a good recipe for a postseason berth. Per Football Outsiders, no NFC team has worse odds. Playoff odds (Insider)

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3dJohn Clayton

NFL executives predict Jay Cutler's future

The clock is ticking on Jay Cutler's time in Chicago. The Bears can release the QB this offseason with minimal impact on their future cap. They don't, however, have a ready-made replacement.

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4dMichael Rothstein

Bears add ex-Lions RB Bell; CB Fuller put on IR

Former Lions running back Joique Bell signed with the Bears on Tuesday ahead of Chicago's Week 4 game against his former team. Cornerback Kyle Fuller, meanwhile, was put on injured reserve.

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Week 4 Preview, Fantasy Play & Pick'em

Lions NFL Nation reporter Michael Rothstein and Bears NFL Nation reporter Jeff Dickerson and preview the Week 4 matchup, discuss their top potential fantasy play and make their game predictions.

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Chicago sinks further in rankings

Only the Browns rank lower than the Bears on our list, and the Bears are lucky to be that high. Their point differential is a league-worst minus-38. Power Rankings

Team Stats

Passing Yards239.023rd
Rushing Yards71.730th
Points For15.030th
Points Against27.7Tied-23rd

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