The Lions (2-1) host the Chicago Bears (3-0) on Sunday afternoon at Ford Field.
Kickoff is on FOX (WXMI, Fox 17 in
How do we stack up?
Lions Rushing Offense (26th) vs Bears Rushing Defense (8th)
Lions Passing Offense (2nd) vs Bears Passing Defense (24th)
Lions Rushing Defense (15th) vs Bears Rushing Offense (18th)
Lions Passing Defense (19th) vs Bears Passing Offense (21st)
Lions Total Offense (4th) vs Bears Total Defense (25th)
Lions Total Defense (18th) vs Bears Total Offense (22nd)
Lions Total Points (6th) vs Bears Total Points (3rd)
Power Rankings ...
ESPN.com: Lions (16th) ... Bears (4th)
Yahoo Sports: Lions (11th) ... Bears (7th)
CBS Sports: Lions (7th) ... Bears (18th)
The injuries ...
Reggie Bush IS active, but Mikel Leshoure is not.
WR Patrick Edwards is inactive, so that leaves the Lions with just four receivers.
Here's the list of inactives, courtesy of our Lions insider, Chris McCosky from the Detroit News: Edwards, Fox, Harris, D'Anthony Smith,Leshoure, Moore and Burleson
Lions official blogger Tim Twentyman says that safety Louis Delmas was the only Lions player missing from open practice on Friday -- and that's his usual "maintainence day."
With a sore knee, defensive tackle Ndamakong Suh showed up on the limited list for Thursday's practice along with: cornerback Chris Houston (hand); right tackle Corey Hilliard (groin); defensive end Ziggy Ansah (abdomen); safety Don Carey (hamstring); safety Louis Delmas (knee); receiver Patrick Edwards (knee); tackle Jason Fox (groin); receiver Calvin Johnson (knee); linebacker DeAndre Levy (abdomen); linebacker Ashlee Palmer (ankle) and guard Rob Sims (shoulder).
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Key Matchups to Watch ...
Matthew Stafford vs Bears Pass Defense -- the two are definately not equal. The Lions have the 2nd-best passing offense while the Bears have only the 24th-best passing defense. But looks could be deceiving -- while the Bears defense ranks 28th in QB sacks, they rank 3rd in picks. That is a big concern for the Lions. Fortunately,
Bears Offense vs Lions Defense -- Efficient is the best adjective to describe the Bears offense. While the Bears are 22nd in total yards, they are 3rd in total points. The only deception in that stat? The Bears three touchdowns on defense. The Lions defense has only one touchdown. It's all about making the best of your opportunities and capitalizing. Whoever does this is going to be steps ahead -- no matter how many yards they have amassed.
Vegas says ...
RJ Bell of Pregame.com is picking the Lions (-1).
Our picks ...
Sean Baligian says: Lions win 27-24
Tony Brooks says: Lions win 31-30