Week 11 Preview: Detroit Lions vs. Chicago Bears

Lions Week 11 Preview

The Detroit Lions will welcome the Chicago Bears after coming off a big win over the Los Angeles Chargers last Sunday thanks to a walk-off field goal to make it 41-38. The Bears are coming in off a win over the Carolina Panthers 19-16 last Thursday night.

Detroit Lions 7-2 (1st Place in NFC North) vs. Chicago Bears 3-7 (4th Place in NFC North)

Date: Sunday, November 19
Time:  1:00 p.m. EST
TV Channel: FOX
Location: Ford Field, Detroit, MI
Line: Lions -9.5 / O/U: 46.5

2023 Season Stats


2023 Offense P/G (League Rank) 
Total Yards: 406.4 (2)
Passing Yards: 267.4 (4)
Rushing Yards: 139.0 (4)
2023 Defense (League Rank) 
Total Yards Allowed: 310.7 (9)
Passing Yards Allowed: 231.6 (20)
Rushing Yards Allowed: 79.1 (3)
2023 Cumulative Points Scored: 26.8 (6)
2023 Cumulative Points Allowed: 22.6 (21)


2023 Offense (per game averages) 
Total Yards: 322.8 (20)
Passing Yards: 187.7 (24)
Rushing Yards: 135.1 (5)
2023 Defense (per game averages) 
Total Yards Allowed: 324.2 (15)
Passing Yards Allowed: 248.2 (26)
Rushing Yards Allowed: 76.0 (2)
2023 Cumulative Points Scored: 20.4 (19)
2023 Cumulative Points Allowed: 25.5 (27)

Series History/All-Time Records

All-time head-to-head record: Chicago Leads 104-77-5
Current streak: Detroit has won two straight
Last Detroit win: 2023 (41-10)
Last Chicago win: 2021 (16-14)

2023 Top Players

Detroit Lions

Passing: Jared Goff – 223-326, 2507 yards, 14-5 (TD-INT)
Rushing: David Montgomery – 106 ATT, 501 YDS, 7 TD
Receiving: Amon-Ra St. Brown – 65 REC, 821 YDS, 4 TD
Tackles: Alex Anzalone – 66 (43-23)
Sacks: Aidan Hutchinson – 4.5
Interceptions: Jerry Jacobs – 3

Chicago Bears

Passing: Justin Fields – 100-162, 1201 YDS, 11-6 (TD-INT)
Rushing: D’Onta Foreman – 86 ATT, 367 YDS, 3 TD
Receiving: DJ Moore – 52 REC, 793 YDS, 5 TD
Tackles: T.J. Edwards – 112 (62-50)
Sacks: Yannick Ngakoue – 3
Interceptions: Jaylon Johnson – 2

Lions Players To Watch:

Offense: Running Back – Jahmyr Gibbs

Gibbs has exploded over the last two weeks as he has averaged 5.73 yards per carry in those games; this week, the Lions will need him to continue to be explosive and find a way to beat this defense.  

Defense: EDGE – Aidan Hutchinson

Hutchinson will have to face Justin Fields this weekend, who is expected to make his return to the Bears’ offense. In the two games Hutchinson faced the Bears last year, he combined for 12 total tackles and had 1.5 sacks; he also had an interception. He must get through the offense line and put pressure on Justin Fields.

Bottom Line: Detroit Lions Look Look To Pickup Division Win

The Lions are 1-0 in the division play, and now they will have division games three of the following four weeks, starting with the Bears this week; then they have the Packers and two weeks later, the Bears again if they can win those games they could be closer to locking down the NFC North by week 14.


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