The Detroit Lions are coming off a bye week following a beatdown of the Denver Broncos, and now face a pivotal divisional matchup when they take on the Chicago Bears. While the NFC North is dominated by the undefeated Green Bay Packers, both Detroit and Chicago have playoff aspirations, and it will depend on these divisional matchups to decide on which keeps the closest - to potentially reach the Packers or win a wild card spot. Detroit is dealing with some tough injuries, to kicker Jason Hanson and punter Ryan Donahue, so it could be an even tougher battle.
Chicago just beat the Philadelphia Eagles big time, and are on most folks' radar in regards to a potential wild card playoff performance. But Chicago won't be getting anywhere without beating the Lions, who are second in the NFC North division after starting the year 5-0 while the Bears struggled early on.
Game Date/Time: Sunday, Nov. 13; 4:15 p.m. ET
Location: Soldier Field, Chicago, IL
TV Schedule: FOX (TV Distribution Maps)
TV Announcers: Thom Brennaman, Brian Billick
Radio: 97.1 The Ticket (WXYT-FM)