As they look to get back in the win column, here are five bold predictions for the Detroit Lions against the Chicago Bears in Week 17.
Even looking back to six losses in their first seven games, the Detroit Lions arguably had their worst performance of the season in Week 16 against the Carolina Panthers. A 37-23 final margin was not indicative of the actual difference, as the Panthers led 31-7 at one point. Both sides of the ground game were awful for Detroit, as they allowed 320 yards on the ground and ran for just 45 themselves.
Week 17 is a good opportunity for the Lions to get back into the win column. The 3-12 Chicago Bears have lost eight games in a row, as their defense has been thinned–first by a couple trades and lately by injuries in the secondary.
It’s also a practical must-win game for the Lions on Sunday. They can’t be eliminated from playoff contention with a loss alone, but a loss and a Washington Commanders win over the Cleveland Browns would eliminate them. So to quote the late, great Al Davis, “Just Win, Baby” and remove any scenario where Week 18 against the Green Bay Packers isn’t meaningful–however remote the chance to earn the final Wild Card spot in the NFC might be.
Here are five bold predictions for the Detroit Lions against the Bears in Week 17.