Week 12 Pre-Gamin': BEARS at LIONS (11:30 AM CT) Lineups, Broadcast Info, Game Thread

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Week 12 Pre-Gamin’: BEARS at LIONS (11:30 AM CT) Lineups, Broadcast Info, Game Thread

Chicago Bears

The last time we saw the Bears, we saw the worst of Matt Nagy.

All of his worst traits were on display last week. And I think the least we can ask for is not to see them again.

Nagy’s offense showed little signs of working after the team’s opening drive. The inability to get the little things right ultimately compound themselves into big mistakes happening. Another abandoning of the run was inexcusable, especially in what was a one-score game throughout the afternoon. Losing to the Ravens was a microcosm of what the Bears have been since the start of the 2019 season.

Holidays tend to bring the best out in people. Smart folks leave their issues at the door and put on a pretty face for friends and family. And for what it’s worth, the Lions tend to bring out the best in their opponents. I mean, there’s a reason they’re winless in 10 games to this point. But Detroit often puts forth its most effort on Thanksgiving morning. So this is a game to be wary of for all the obvious reasons.

This one won’t be easy. But as a Bears fan, you already knew that was the case. Let’s face it, they’re never easy.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Game Info

Chicago Bears (3-7) at Detroit Lions (0-9-1) – on FOX-TV (Joe Buck, Troy Aikman, Erin Andrews, Tom Rinaldi), WBBM-AM 780 and WCFS-FM 105.9 (Jeff Joniak, Tom Thayer, Mark Grote), Westwood One: (Ryan Ratdke, Tony Boselli)

Kickoff time: 11:30 a.m. CT
 Ford Field
Referee: Adrian Hill
Odds: Bears -2.5 (-110), O/U 40 (via DraftKings Sports Book)

Game Thread (Week 12 Preview)

Your game thread is down in the comments, so let’s have some good, clean (safe-for-work) fun.

Hype Video


Bears Matt Nagy (31-27) vs. Lions Dan Campbell (0-9-1 with Lions, 5-16-1 overall)

Starting Quarterbacks and Projected Game Stats

BEARS: Andy Dalton: 19/30, 213 passing yards, 1 TD, 1 INT; 3 carries, 12 rushing yards


LIONS: Jared Goff: 20/31, 216 yards, 1 TD, 1 INT; 2 carries, 5 yards

Projected stats via ESPN projections

Bears Offense (Projected Starters in Bold)

QB Andy Dalton
Reserves: Nick Foles

RB David Montgomery
Reserves: Khalil Herbert, Ryan Nall

WR Darnell Mooney, Marquise Goodwin, Damiere Byrd
Reserves: Jakeem Grant Sr., Isaiah Coulter

TE Cole Kmet
Reserves: Jimmy Graham, Jesse James

LT Jason Peters
LG Cody Whitehair
C Sam Mustipher
RG James Daniels
RT Larry Borom

Reserves: Lachavious Simmons, Alex Bars, Elijah Wilkinson

Bears Defense

DT Angelo Blackson
NT Eddie Goldman

DE Bilal Nichols

Reserves: Khyiris Tonga, Margus Hunt

OLB Robert Quinn, Trevis Gipson
Reserves: Cassius Marsh, Christian Jones

ILB Roquan Smith, Alec Ogletree
Reserves: Caleb Johnson, Joel Iyiegbuniwe

CB Jaylon Johnson, Kindle Vildor
Reserves: Duke Shelley, Xavier Crawford

S DeAndre Houston-Carson, Tashaun Gipson Sr.
Reserves: Deon Bush, Marqui Christian, Eddie Jackson

Bears Special Teams

Cairo Santos (kicker), Pat O’Donnell (punter), Patrick Scales (long-snapper), Jakeem Grant Sr. (kick and punt returns)

Bears Inactives

Lions Projected Starters

•   QB Jared Goff
•   RB D’Andre Swift
•   WRs Kalif Raymond, Amon-Ra St. Brown, Trinity Benson
•   TE T.J. Hockenson
•   LT Taylor Decker, LG Jonah Jackson, C Evan Brown, RG Halapouvaati Vaitai, RT Penei Sewell

•   DE Michael Brockers, Nick Williams, NT Alim McNeill
•   OLBs Trey Flowers, Charles Harris, ILBs Alex Anzalone, Jalen Reeves-Maybin
•   CBs Jerry Jacobs, Amani Oruwariye
•   S Tracy Walker III, Will Harris

•   Riley Patterson (kicker), Jack Fox (punter, holder), Scott Daly (long snapper), Godwin Igwebuike, Kalif Raymond (kick and punt returns)

Lions Inactives

Author: Luis Medina

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