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Where: Ford Field, Detroit.
When: Thursday November 27, 17:30 (UK time)
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It’s a battle between NFC North rivals to kick-start the Thanksgiving schedule on Thursday as the Chicago Bears take on the Detroit Lions.
The Bears have won two in a row to rescue their season to a certain extent as they improve to 5-6, but ultimately they have beaten two poor teams and still look far away from making any impression on the playoff race in their division with time running out.
However, they are facing rivals Detroit at a good time as the Lions look to avoid a third consecutive defeat, with receiver Calvin Johnson conceding that “if I knew what was wrong, I would have already fixed it” as his team have been held to five field goals since November 9.
Detroit are currently one game behind the Green Bay Packers in the NFC North, while they are tied with both the Seattle Seahawks and San Francisco 49ers for the final wild-card spot which the Seahawks own via the tiebreaker.
Nevertheless, they will be focused on themselves heading into this game as nagging injuries continue to derail their offensive threat with quarterback Matthew Stafford enduring a poor game last time out against the New England Patriots.
That could all be about to change against a Bears team that has been routed on their previous two road games, and with Lance Briggs and Kyle Fuller joining an extensive injury list, it could be another miserable day for Chicago once again.
Quarterback Jay Cutler has committed 10 turnovers in his last five games but running back Matt Forte has enjoyed a relative amount of success against the Lions and so the running game could be key for the visitors.