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Detroit Lions vs. Chicago Bears Pick & Prediction DEC 6TH 2020

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Detroit Lions vs. Chicago Bears Recap DEC 6TH 2020

Mitch Trubisky threw for 173 yards and three touchdowns to help the host Chicago Bears snap a four-game losing streak with a 20-13 victory against the Detroit Lions on Sunday afternoon.

Chicago (4-5) won for the first time since Week 4 to take sole possession of third place in the NFC North. The Lions (3-5-1) lost for the fifth time in six games.

Detroit quarterback Jeff Driskel's fourth-down pass toward the end zone from the Bears' 25-yard line as time expired was incomplete.

The Lions cut the Bears' lead to 20-13 on a 47-yard touchdown pass from Driskel to Kenny Golladay with 6:00 left in the fourth quarter. The Lions got the ball back after a Bears' punt and advanced into Chicago territory, but they could not score. An apparent Detroit conversion on a fourth-and-1 from the Bears' 36-yard line was negated on an offensive pass interference call before the Lions turned the ball over on downs.

Chicago failed to cross its own 30-yard line on its first four possessions, but finally broke through on the final drive before halftime. Trubisky completed 6 of 7 passes and capped an 80-yard drive with an 18-yard touchdown pass to Ben Braunecker with 32 seconds left in the second quarter.

Eddy Pineiro's point-after gave the Bears a 7-6 lead at intermission. Despite outgaining the Bears 150-101 in the first 30 minutes, the Lions only managed field goals of 22 and 54 yards from Matt Prater.

The Bears extended their lead on the opening possession of the third quarter, as Trubisky punctuated a 76-yard drive with a 9-yard scoring pass to Tarik Cohen. Trubisky hooked up with Taylor Gabriel for a 24-yard touchdown pass with 9:44 to go, as the Bears capitalized on a Detroit turnover. Trubisky entered the game with just five touchdowns this season, and zero in his past two contests.

Driskel, starting in place of an injured Matthew Stafford, completed 4 of 5 passes on a 13-play, 72-yard opening drive, misfiring only a third-and-goal from the Chicago 4. Prater converted from 22 yards.

Stafford missed the game with what ESPN reported as multiple fractures in his back, snapping a streak of 136 consecutive starts. The run of successive starts was the sixth longest by a quarterback in NFL history. Stafford on Wednesday told reporters he was "good to go" and "not really worried about it" after reportedly sustaining the injury late in the Lions' Week 9 road loss to the Oakland Raiders.

Bears inside linebacker Danny Trevathan left the game after suffering a grisly injury to his left arm while attempting to tackle Driskel on Detroit's second drive of the game. As Trevathan fell toward the ground, his arm bent back awkwardly near the elbow.

Lions offensive tackle Rick Wagner and running back Ty Johnson later left the game and were ruled out with concussions.

Driskel finished 27-for-46 passing for 269 yards with one touchdown and one interception.

David Montgomery rushed 17 times for 60 yards to lead Chicago.

--Field Level Media

Longtime NFL assistant Darrell Bevell will make his debut as interim head coach for Detroit when the Lions visit the Chicago Bears on Sunday afternoon.

Bevell, who has spent 18 years in the NFL and most recently served as the Lions' offensive coordinator, was promoted to the interim head coaching role last weekend after Detroit fired head coach Matt Patricia along with general manager Bob Quinn.

The offer was bittersweet for Bevell, who now will try to show what he can do in charge of the Lions (4-7).

"I hate the circumstances with which it happened, but it's an opportunity," Bevell said. "And you got to take full advantage of the opportunities that you're given, however they come your way. So like I told the players, I'm jacked. I mean, I'm excited. I get a five-game audition to show what I'm capable of."

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The first game of that audition will come against the Bears (5-6), who have lost five games in a row since surging to a 5-1 start. Chicago is coming off a 41-25 defeat against the Green Bay Packers that head coach Matt Nagy -- whose job security also is drawing scrutiny along with that of general manager Ryan Pace -- termed as "flat-out embarrassing."

The Bears have been outscored 134-88 during their skid. Their last victory came Oct. 18 at Carolina.

Nagy challenged his players to put in extra work this week to end the drought.

"When you lose five in a row like this, you've got to come up with different solutions, and then you've got to have that pride," he said. "So, put all that other stuff aside, I have to worry about every day being the leader for these guys and this team and understand, 'OK, where's our warts?' And then clean them up. And then, 'What's our strengths?' and let's do more of that.

"For me, there's that pride that you have to have. Our guys do care. I know they care."

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Nagy said Wednesday that the team will stick with Mitchell Trubisky at quarterback for a second consecutive week after he completed 26 of 46 passes for 242 yards, three touchdowns and two interceptions against Green Bay. Trubisky reclaimed his starting job after veteran Nick Foles injured his hip two weeks earlier.

Allen Robinson should be the Bears' top target in the passing game. Robinson leads the team with 71 catches for 829 yards and five touchdowns on the season.

On the ground, Bears running back David Montgomery leads the way with 575 yards and one score.

Both RBs should garner looks in the NFL rushing props this week.

Bevell takes over a Lions team that has lost two in a row and four of five. The Lions also have lost five games in a row against the Bears, including a season-opening 27-23 loss on Sept. 13 that saw the Bears score 21 unanswered points in the fourth quarter.

Detroit is led by quarterback Matthew Stafford, who has a 92.7 passer rating to go along with 2,876 passing yards, 18 touchdowns and eight interceptions. His preferred options include tight end T.J. Hockenson (45 catches, 530 yards, 5 TDs) and wideout Marvin Jones (43 catches, 503 yards, 5 TDs).

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Stafford was limited in practice Wednesday with an ongoing thumb issue on his throwing hand.

Veteran running back Adrian Peterson leads Detroit with 444 rushing yards and four touchdowns. He is No. 5 all time in rushing yards (14,660) and No. 4 in touchdowns (115).

Chicago is 2-3 at home this season. Detroit is 3-3 on the road.

Bears starting LT Charles Leno Jr. (toe) missed practice Wednesday and starting RT Germain Ifedi (leg) was limited. Linebacker Khalil Mack (back) and defensive tackle Akiem Hicks (hamstring) also missed practice.

For the Lions, star WR Kenny Golladay (hip) joined DL Da'Shawn Hand (groin), LB Christian Jones (knee) and CB Jeff Okudah (shoulder) on the sidelines for Wednesday's practice. Running back De'Andre Swift (concussion) was limited, as was WR Danny Amendola (hip) and DE Austin Bryant (thigh).

This game will be close, but we like the Lions getting a FG on the road (Learn how to bet NFL point spreads).

--Field Level Media

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Detroit Lions

Chicago Bears

Player Position Lineup
Oday Aboushi primary: Right Guard Starter
Justin Coleman primary: Cornerback Starter
Tyrell Crosby primary: Right Tackle Starter
Taylor Decker primary: Left Tackle Starter
T.J. Hockenson primary: Tight End Starter
Jesse James primary: Tight End Starter
Marvin Jones Jr. primary: Wide Receiver Starter
Romeo Okwara primary: Defensive Linesman Starter
Amani Oruwariye primary: Cornerback Starter
Frank Ragnow primary: Center Starter
Matthew Stafford primary: Quarterback Starter
Jahlani Tavai primary: Linebacker Starter
Duron Harmon primary: Safety Starter
Jayron Kearse primary: Safety Starter
Nick Williams primary: Defensive Tackle Starter
Jamie Collins Sr. primary: Linebacker Starter
Darryl Roberts primary: Cornerback Starter
Jonah Jackson primary: Left Guard Starter
John Penisini primary: Defensive Tackle Starter
Adrian Peterson primary: Runningback Starter
Everson Griffen primary: Defensive End Starter
Mohamed Sanu Sr. primary: Wide Receiver Starter
Jamal Agnew primary: Runningback Substitution
Danny Amendola primary: Wide Receiver Substitution
Jason Cabinda primary: Linebacker Substitution
Joe Dahl primary: Guard Substitution
Jarrad Davis primary: Linebacker Substitution
Mike Ford primary: Cornerback Substitution
Will Harris primary: Safety Substitution
Frank Herron primary: Defensive Linesman Substitution
Kerryon Johnson primary: Runningback Substitution
Christian Jones primary: Linebacker Substitution
Miles Killebrew primary: Safety Substitution
C.J. Moore primary: Safety Substitution
Matt Prater primary: Kicker Substitution
Jalen Reeves-Maybin primary: Linebacker Substitution
Kevin Strong primary: Defensive Tackle Substitution
Tracy Walker primary: Defensive Back Substitution
Jack Fox primary: Punter Substitution
Matt Nelson primary: Offensive Tackle Substitution
Don Muhlbach primary: Long Snapper Substitution
Reggie Ragland primary: Linebacker Substitution
Logan Stenberg primary: Offensive Linesman Substitution
Quintez Cephus primary: Wide Receiver Substitution
Bobby Price primary: Safety Substitution
Hunter Bryant primary: Tight End Substitution
Jonathan Williams primary: Runningback Substitution
David Blough primary: Quarterback Not active
Austin Bryant primary: Defensive End Not active
Kenny Golladay primary: Wide Receiver Not active
Da'Shawn Hand primary: Defensive Linesman Not active
Chase Daniel primary: Quarterback Did not play
Jeff Okudah primary: Cornerback Not active
D'Andre Swift primary: Runningback Not active
Player Position Lineup
Alex Bars primary: Right Guard Starter
Kyle Fuller primary: Cornerback Starter
Akiem Hicks primary: Defensive Tackle Starter
Eddie Jackson primary: Safety Starter
Charles Leno Jr. primary: Left Tackle Starter
Khalil Mack primary: Outside Linebacker Starter
Anthony Miller primary: Wide Receiver Starter
David Montgomery primary: Runningback Starter
Bilal Nichols primary: Nose Tackle Starter
Allen Robinson II primary: Wide Receiver Starter
Roquan Smith primary: Inside Linebacker Starter
Danny Trevathan primary: Inside Linebacker Starter
Mitchell Trubisky primary: Quarterback Starter
Cody Whitehair primary: Left Guard Starter
Sam Mustipher primary: Center Starter
Brent Urban primary: Defensive End Starter
Germain Ifedi primary: Right Tackle Starter
Robert Quinn primary: Outside Linebacker Starter
Cole Kmet primary: Tight End Starter
Jaylon Johnson primary: Cornerback Starter
Darnell Mooney primary: Wide Receiver Starter
Tashaun Gipson Sr. primary: Safety Starter
Deon Bush primary: Defensive Back Substitution
Rashaad Coward primary: Offensive Linesman Substitution
DeAndre Houston-Carson primary: Defensive Back Substitution
Joel Iyiegbuniwe primary: Linebacker Substitution
Sherrick McManis primary: Defensive Back Substitution
Ryan Nall primary: Runningback Substitution
Pat O'Donnell primary: Punter Substitution
Cordarrelle Patterson primary: Wide Receiver Substitution
Duke Shelley primary: Defensive Back Substitution
Buster Skrine primary: Defensive Back Substitution
Javon Wims primary: Wide Receiver Substitution
Josh Woods primary: Linebacker Substitution
Demetrius Harris primary: Tight End Substitution
J.P. Holtz primary: Tight End Substitution
Jimmy Graham primary: Tight End Substitution
Patrick Scales primary: Long Snapper Substitution
Barkevious Mingo primary: Linebacker Substitution
Jason Spriggs primary: Offensive Linesman Substitution
Trevis Gipson primary: Linebacker Substitution
Kindle Vildor primary: Defensive Back Substitution
Arlington Hambright primary: Offensive Linesman Substitution
John Jenkins primary: Defensive Tackle Substitution
Cairo Santos primary: Kicker Substitution
Mario Edwards Jr. primary: Defensive End Substitution
DeAndre Carter primary: Wide Receiver Substitution
Riley Ridley primary: Wide Receiver Not active
James Vaughters primary: Linebacker Not active
Nick Foles primary: Quarterback Did not play
Lachavious Simmons primary: Offensive Linesman Not active
Artavis Pierce primary: Runningback Not active
Dan McCullers primary: Defensive Tackle Not active

Detroit Lions

Chicago Bears

  • Match Start
  • Period 1
  • MIN 0
    • scoring-play
    • Touchdown
    • Rush
    • 3 Yards
    • Conv Kicker: Matt Prater
    • Rusher: Adrian Peterson
  • MIN 6
    • scoring-play
    • Touchdown
    • Rush
    • 13 Yards
    • Conv Kicker: Cairo Santos
    • Rusher: David Montgomery
  • MIN 12
    • scoring-play
    • Field Goal
    • 45 Yards
    • FG Kicker: Cairo Santos
  • Period 2
  • MIN 0
    • scoring-play
    • Touchdown
    • Rush
    • 4 Yards
    • Conv Kicker: Cairo Santos
    • Rusher: David Montgomery
  • MIN 2
    • scoring-play
    • Touchdown
    • Pass
    • 49 Yards
    • Conv Kicker: Matt Prater
    • Passer: Matthew Stafford
    • Pass Receiver: Quintez Cephus
  • MIN 10
    • scoring-play
    • Touchdown
    • Rush
    • 5 Yards
    • Conv Kicker: Cairo Santos
    • Rusher: Cordarrelle Patterson
  • Period 3
  • MIN 3
    • scoring-play
    • Touchdown
    • Pass
    • 9 Yards
    • Conv Kicker: Matt Prater
    • Pass Receiver: Jesse James
    • Passer: Matthew Stafford
  • Period 4
  • MIN 1
    • scoring-play
    • Touchdown
    • Rush
    • 5 Yards
    • Rusher: Adrian Peterson
    • Conv Kicker: Matt Prater
  • MIN 2
    • scoring-play
    • Touchdown
    • Pass
    • 25 Yards
    • Conv Kicker: Matt Prater
    • Pass Receiver: Marvin Jones Jr.
    • Passer: Matthew Stafford
  • MIN 11
    • scoring-play
    • Touchdown
    • Pass
    • 11 Yards
    • Pass Receiver: Cole Kmet
    • Conv Kicker: Cairo Santos
    • Passer: Mitchell Trubisky
  • Match End


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  • @Minnesota L 20 - 34
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  • Bears @ Lions 17-20
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Miami Dolphins106 0.6253.00.00.0 5-35-37-0-3
New England Patriots79 0.4386.00.00.0 5-32-65-0-5
New York Jets214 0.12511.00.00.0 1-71-72-0-8
Pittsburgh Steelers124 0.7500.00.00.0 7-15-36-0-4
Cleveland Browns115 0.6881.00.00.0 6-25-37-0-3
Baltimore Ravens115 0.6881.00.00.0 5-36-26-0-4
Cincinnati Bengals411 1.2677.50.00.0 3-51-63-1-7
Indianapolis Colts115 0.6880.00.00.0 6-25-37-0-3
Tennessee Titans115 0.6880.00.00.0 5-36-26-0-4
Houston Texans412 0.2507.00.00.0 2-62-63-0-7
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Kansas City Chiefs142 0.8750.00.00.0 6-28-09-0-1
Las Vegas Raiders88 0.5006.00.00.0 2-66-25-0-5
Los Angeles Chargers79 0.4387.00.00.0 4-43-55-0-5
Denver Broncos511 0.3139.00.00.0 2-63-53-0-7

National Football Conference

Washington Football Team79 0.4380.00.00.0 3-54-46-0-4
New York Giants610 0.3751.00.00.0 3-53-55-0-5
Dallas Cowboys610 0.3751.00.00.0 4-42-64-0-6
Philadelphia Eagles411 1.2672.50.00.0 3-41-73-1-7
Green Bay Packers133 0.8130.00.00.0 7-16-28-0-2
Chicago Bears88 0.5005.00.00.0 3-55-33-0-7
Minnesota Vikings79 0.4386.00.00.0 3-54-46-0-4
Detroit Lions511 0.3138.00.00.0 1-74-42-0-8
New Orleans Saints124 0.7500.00.00.0 6-26-28-0-2
Tampa Bay Buccaneers115 0.6881.00.00.0 5-36-27-0-3
Carolina Panthers511 0.3137.00.00.0 2-63-52-0-8
Atlanta Falcons412 0.2508.00.00.0 2-62-63-0-7
Seattle Seahawks124 0.7500.00.00.0 7-15-37-0-3
Los Angeles Rams106 0.6252.00.00.0 6-24-46-0-4
Arizona Cardinals88 0.5004.00.00.0 4-44-44-0-6
San Francisco 49ers610 0.3756.00.00.0 1-75-33-0-7

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