This Chicago’s season will be the one to forget for the fans. Two of their quarterbacks are gone now, Cutler will miss the rest of the year just like his backup after breaking his arm. Cutler’s days are likely numbered in Chicago as both sides need to move on from each other and find more appropriate solutions.
Lions are overachieving this year. They have been in a lot of tight games this season that they won with late scoring drives. Matthew Stafford has made the right plays in deciding moments of those matches, so that is why this team is now sitting at 8-4, leading the division even though they were picked to finish the third in the NFC North at best. They have a big advantage on the Vikings as they hold the tiebreaker, but Packers are still in play, especially because they will meet with the Lions later this month.
If Lions keep winning these other duels, that matchup won’t be interesting or at least not important. But, if they start slipping up and Packers keep rolling, that game is going to have a big impact on this division and NFC’s Playoff picture.
That is why Lions need to win these kinds of games against inferior teams that have nothing to play for at this stage of the season. They just can’t afford to give anything to this Bears’ defense, at home. We are going to pick the Lions to handle Chicago in Detriot but also, we expect Bears will fight back since this is a divisional game. That effort will only be enough to soften their loss as Detriot will win this game 27:20.