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1-2, 3rd in NFC North
ESPN Stats & Info

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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2hMichael Rothstein

Lions' Ansah, Levy remain out for Week 4 game

Lions defensive end Ezekiel Ansah and linebacker DeAndre Levy will remain sidelined for Sunday's game against the Bears after missing another week of practice with injuries.

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

Green Bay LB Nick Perry was fined $12,154 for unsportsmanlike conduct against the Detroit Lions on Sunday.

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

Ezekiel Ansah, DeAndre Levy are OUT for Lions on Sunday.

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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)

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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.

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

The Lions signed CB D'Juon Smith to the practice squad and cut TE Brian Leonhardt. Smith played in four games for the Colts last season.

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All signs point to Lions over Bears

Per ESPN Stats & Info, Detroit has won three of its last four road games and six straight games against Chicago. Meanwhile, the Bears have lost seven of their last eight games and 11 of 12 at home.

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

Marvin Jones a surprise add to the Lions injury report, limited with a hamstring injury.

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

John Fox said Jay Cutler could take snaps now but throwing balls into tight spaces is another story. If they see it, he could play.

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

John Fox said Jay Cutler tossed it around a bit yesterday. Didn't know what his status would be for Sunday against the Lions.

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

DeAndre Levy and Ezekiel Ansah only Lions not practicing. Antwione Williams, Eric Ebron and Wallace Gilberry all returned.

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1dMichael Rothstein

Lions CB: NFL says refs erred on 66-yd. penalty

Lions CB Nevin Lawson said the NFL told the team that referees erred on a 66-yard pass interference penalty during last Sunday's loss to the Packers.

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

Jim Caldwell was asked how much consideration he's given to placing DeAndre Levy or Ezekiel Ansah on injured reserve. Caldwell: "Check the report." Unfortunately, the report doesn't tell us that.

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

Lions coach Jim Caldwell said calling Golden Tate a No. 2 WR is "not accurate." Said he doesn't define his receivers.

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

Spoke with a couple Lions players with NY/NJ ties today. They said they didn't believe they had any family or friends affected by the Hoboken train crash, but they were still checking on all of their people.

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

Teryl Austin wants no part of answering how he feels about pass interference calls. Said if he said how he felt, he might get fined. Lions had a 66-yard PI call last week.

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

Teryl Austin: "We have to make sure the awful football is out of us." Said the Lions have had issues with big plays.

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

Teryl Austin said his defense needs to play better but doesn't necessarily think they have to play faster. Said it starts with him making sure the play calls are good.

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

Jim Bob Cooter said Dwayne Washington is building confidence with the coaching staff and the other offensive players. Said they talk about ball security a lot. Hasn't been an issue for Washington.

Team Stats

Passing Yards312.73rd
Rushing Yards101.016th
Points For26.3Tied-8th
Points Against28.327th

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