Pro Football weekly

Comment | Print |

Bears-Lions prediction

About the Author

Dan Parr

dparr@pfwmedia.com
Associate editor

Recent posts by Dan Parr

Kuechly wins PFW/PFWA Defensive Rookie of the Year

Posted Jan. 15, 2013 @ 11:51 a.m.

CB Munnerlyn hoping to stay with Panthers

Posted Jan. 13, 2013 @ 1:38 p.m.

Who is the Falcons' most underappreciated receiver?

Posted Jan. 11, 2013 @ 11:06 p.m.

Are White-Jones NFL's best WR tandem?

Posted Jan. 11, 2013 @ 12:12 p.m.

Related Stories

TE Bennett says he's a Bear

Posted March 12, 2013 @ 5:14 p.m.

Chicago Bears: 2013 team needs

Posted March 06, 2013 @ 11:51 a.m.

Bears DT Melton receives franchise tag

Posted March 01, 2013 @ 9:15 p.m.

Bears OT Webb arrested on drug charges

Posted Feb. 27, 2013 @ 3:15 p.m.

Trestman 'excited' to be Bears coach, work with Cutler

Posted Feb. 21, 2013 @ 12:03 p.m.

Bears release WR Knox

Posted Feb. 12, 2013 @ 11:04 a.m.

Trestman's patience, smarts will suit him well

Posted Jan. 23, 2013 @ 11:39 a.m.

Tucker takes over Bears' defense

Posted Jan. 18, 2013 @ 6:21 p.m.
Posted Dec. 05, 2010 @ 11:45 a.m. ET
By Dan Parr

The Bears are smart a smart enough team to know they can't overlook the Lions, but let's face it — Detroit is on its third-string quarterback, Drew Stanton, and RB Maurice Morris is expected to handle most of the workload in the backfield with RB Jahvid Best dealing with turf toe on both feet. DE Kyle Vanden Bosch (neck) will also be out.

A healthy Lions team could give the Bears a real challenge, as it did in Week One, but this version will struggle to score more than a touchdown against Chicago's fourth-ranked defense.

This game could tilt in Detroit's favor if QB Jay Cutler has one of those awful days in which he throws four or five picks. Offensive coordinator Mike Martz has done a better job of taking pressure off of Cutler in the past four games, however, and RB Matt Forté should get plenty of touches.

Prediction: Bears 27, Lions 13

Comments ()


ABOUT TRUST ONLINE