Detroit kicks off the second half of their season in Chicago later today, needing a win to get back above the .500 mark and keep pace with the rest of the NFC. Detroit’s also looking for their first division win on the season after dropping contests to Green Bay and Minnesota earlier this year.
Here are five things to look out for in today’s matchup:
CAN MATTHEW STAFFORD STAY HOT?
The Lions signal caller will try and make it four straight with at least 300 passing yards, three-plus touchdowns and a passer rating above 110.0. One of Stafford’s most impressive games this season was Week 7 against Minnesota, when he threw for 364 yards and four touchdowns against that terrific Vikings’ defense.
Stafford will have another difficult challenge this week against a Bears’ defense that ranks sixth in points allowed and ninth in total defense. They’re good in the back end, and they can rush the passer, led by All-Pro edge rusher Khalil Mack.
It’s expected to be cold and windy, so it will be rather impressive if Stafford is able to put up the numbers he’s been putting up the last three weeks today in Chicago.
Published at Sun, 10 Nov 2019 12:34:18 +0000