The Bears and the Lions meeting usually isn’t’ an event, but then Detroit went out and did something insane — they got good. But in true Lion lore, they’ve gotten bad again but that’s why this matchup is so intriguing. If you’re not watching the Presidential Debate, you’re only other option is trying to see one of many things:
- How many interceptions will Matthew Stafford pull before he gets ‘injured’?
- How many incomplete passes will Jay Cutler throw before he throws a hissy fit?
- Bonus: How long will it take for Mike Tice or Lovie Smith to find Cutler a bottle of warm milk or a pacifier?
- How long before the game becomes so one sided the more entertaining thing to do is watch two rich guys try to win you over on live television?
All kidding aside, the game carries some serious weight and can shape the NFC North. The Vikings and Packers are hot right now and Minnesota is actuality winning the division. The Bears had a bye week last week which gave the Vikings a chance to move into first all by themselves, but the Bears can keep hot on the tail with a win tonight.
In that same breath, the Lions need to win to simply stay afloat in the NFC as a whole. The two Wild Card teams will likely come from any of the divisions rather than just one this year, as everyone is still in the hunt at this point. Detroit only has two wins which keeps them on pace with New Orleans, Tampa Bay and to a certain extent the Rams, Redskins, Eagles and Cowboys. All of the teams in the NFC North are above .500 and the Lions will fall two games under that and that just can’t happen.
There’s a lot on the line tonight and besides the fact this is a classic NFC matchup, there is serious playoff implications at stake in Chicago.
Bears (4-1) vs. Lions (2-3)
Announcers: Mike Tirico/Jon Gruden
Live Stream: Watch Bears vs. Lions Online
Prediction: Bears 31, Lions 24