Week 11 Pre-Gamin': Lions at Bears - Lineups, Broadcast Info, Game Thread

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Week 11 Pre-Gamin’: Lions at Bears – Lineups, Broadcast Info, Game Thread

Chicago Bears

Here is a not-so-fun fact: Soldier Field has watched the Detroit Lions walk off as winners in seven of the last eight games played in the rivalry grudge match against the Chicago Bears.

Did we mention Soldier Field is the home of the Bears?

So much for home-field advantage.

The Bears are looking to draw closer to .500 against a Lions team that is in the thick of a playoff hunt. Detroit is one of four teams with a 5-4 record, so a win against Chicago would probably do wonders for their postseason dreams. Of course, a win for the Bears would lift the spirits of a team with a coach on the hot seat (who just received a vote of confidence) that blew a golden opportunity against a Green Bay Packers team without Aaron Rodgers and a handful of other injured playmakers.

As it stands, the Bears are one of seven teams with six losses and are jockeying for position to land a top-10 pick in the 2018 NFL Draft. Hopefully, the Bears don’t play like a team looking forward to the offseason.

Game Info

Chicago Bears (3-6, 4th NFC North) vs. Detroit Lions (5-4, T-2nd NFC North) – noon, FOX-TV (Thom Brenneman, Chris Spielman, Peter Schrager – yep, it’s the same crew as last week), WBBM-AM 780, WCFS-FM 105.9 (Jeff Joniak, Tom Thayer, Zach Zaidman)

Odds: Lions (-3), Over/Under 40.5 via Bovada.

Game Thread and Week 11 Preview

Your game thread is down in the comments, so let’s have some good, clean (safe-for-work) fun. And hopefully, we can watch the Bears get back in the win column.

Your Week 11 Preview lives here.


John Fox (131-118 overall, 12-29 with Bears) vs. Jim Caldwell (58-47 overall, 32-25 with the Lions, 5-1 against the Bears)

Starting Quarterbacks

Bears: Mitch Trubisky: 809 passing yards, 3 touchdowns, 2 interceptions, 51.3 completion percentage, 75.6 rating


Lions: Matthew Stafford: 2,461 passing yards, 17 touchdowns, 5 interceptions, 62.6 completion percentage, 96.3 rating

Bears Inactives

Bears Expected Offensive Starters

  • QB Mitch Trubisky
  • RB Jordan Howard
  • FB Michael Burton
  • WR Dontrelle Inman
  • WR Josh Bellamy
  • TE Adam Shaheen
  • LT Charles Leno Jr.
  • LG Josh Sitton
  • C Cody Whitehair
  • RG Kyle Long
  • RT Bobby Massie

Bears Expected Defensive Starters

  • DE Akiem Hicks
  • NT Eddie Goldman
  • DE Mitch Unrein
  • OLB Sam Acho
  • ILB Christian Jones
  • OLB Leonard Floyd
  • CB Kyle Fuller
  • CB Prince Amukamara
  • CB Cre’von LeBlanc
  • FS Eddie Jackson
  • SS Adrian Amos

Bears Specialists

  • Connor Barth (kicker), Pat O’Donnell (punter, holder), Andrew DePaola (long snapper), Benny Cunningham, Tarik Cohen (kick returners), Tarik Cohen (punt returner)

Lions Inactives:

Lions Offense Expected Starters:

  • QB Matthew Stafford
  • RB Ameer Abdullah
  • WR T.J. Jones
  • WR Golden Tate
  • WR Marvin Jones Jr.
  • TE Eric Ebron
  • LT Taylor Decker
  • LG Graham Glasgow
  • C Travis Swanson
  • RG T.J. Lang
  • RT Rick Wagner

Lions Defense Expected Starters:

  • DE Anthony Zettel
  • DT A’Shawn Robinson
  • DT Akeem Spence
  • DE Ezekiel Ansah Cornelius Washington (he used to play for the Bears)
  • OLB Tahir Whitehead
  • MLB Jarrad Davis
  • OLB Paul Worrilow
  • CB Darius Slay
  • CB Nevin Lawson
  • SS Tavon Wilson
  • FS Glover Quin

Lions Specialists:

  • Matt Prater (kicker), Sam Martin (punter, holder, kickoffs), Don Muhlbach (long snapper), Dwayne Washington, TJ Jones (kick returns), Jamal Agnew (punt returns)

Author: Luis Medina

Luis Medina is a Writer at Bleacher Nation, and you can find him on Twitter at@lcm1986.