On defense, Detroit is pedestrian — 22nd in total “D,” 11th vs. the run, 25th vs. the pass and 21st in points allowed — but the Lions are 5th in the NFL in interception percentage.
The Bears, we know, can run the ball — they’re No. 8 in the NFL in rushing — but they’re ranked 31st in passing, 29th in total offense and 28th in points scored — which is actually inflated by three defensive touchdowns.
Much like the Bears' Eddie Goldman, Detroit’s A'Shawn Robinson is quietly becoming one of the league’s more dominant interior defensive lineman.
However, John Fox and Dowell Loggains should note that the Lions allowed the Browns — who are just 17th in the NFL running the ball — to go off for 201 yards on 33 carries last week and try not to outsmart themselves Sunday.
Detroit is just 20th in QB sack percentage, and with Kyle Long presumably back and everybody else in their natural positions on the O-line, it should be a strength for the Bears.