I’m at risk of liking what I noticed final of the Lions, as they’re coming off a 20-19 win over the Panthers (and I’ve been kicking myself for leaping off the Lions as a result of they let me down the prior two weeks towards the Vikings and these Bears). I do know I’m nonetheless going to be contrarian, as everybody will likely be on the Bears off their win over the Vikings on Sunday Evening Soccer and the actual fact they routed the Lions 34-22 simply 11 days in the past.
The Bears jumped out to a 26-Zero lead in that recreation, however I’m relying on Detroit coach Matt Patricia (in his first divisional revenge recreation as head coach) making the appropriate changes; we noticed a few of these within the second half of the primary assembly (although the Bears had been coasting to victory) and it hopefully continues this week.
Mitchell Trubisky is uncertain to play, which helps, however the important thing will likely be slowing down the Bears’ move rush. One other concern is the standing of Lions operating again Kerryon Johnson, who’s out, although the running-back-by-committee of LaGarrette Blount, Theo Riddick and Zach Zenner can choose up the slack. The Lions’ familiarity with enjoying the Turkey Day recreation and the Bears touring on the quick week assist make Detroit a dwell house ’canine.
The play: Lions, +3.