Chicago Bears at Detroit Lions, 1:00 pm
Bears: Matt Nagy’s team won four fewer games this past season than they did in 2018 when they won the NFC North with a 12-4 record. Mitch Trubisky remains the team’s starting quarterback but he and the offense really bear watching in the first half. A year ago, Chicago totaled only 117 points in 16 games in the first 30 minutes.
Lions: Matt Patricia’s club brings a nine-game losing streak into 2020. The Lions were winless vs. the NFC North as well and have dropped four straight to the Chicago Bears. Could running back newcomers such as rookie D’Andre Swift and veteran Adrian Peterson
Indianapolis Colts at Jacksonville Jaguars, 1:00 pm
Colts: This past season, Frank Reich’s team committed 21 turnovers. In 2019, new Colts’ quarterback Philip Rivers gave up the ball 23 times (20 interceptions, 3 lost fumbles) in 16 games with the Chargers. Indianapolis has lost five straight road games to the Jaguars (4 at Jacksonville, 1 at London) dating back to ‘15 by a combined 155-73 score.
Jaguars: You may need a program to figure out who’s remaining on Doug Marrone’s roster these days. If the Jaguars are to continue their success at home against the rival Colts, second-year quarterback Gardner Minshew II has to take better care of the ball. He threw only six interceptions in 2019 but lost seven of his 13 fumbles.