Detroit Lions vs. Chicago Bears Week 10 Betting Predictions & Preview

Lions vs Bears NFL Handicapping

The Chicago Bears and Detroit Lions enter Sunday’s matchup in completely different situations, as Detroit is coming off a bye week and an extended rest, while Chicago is coming off a game on Monday night and a short week.

Detroit Lions (5-3) at Chicago Bears (5-3)
Date: Sunday, November 10, 2013
Time: 1:00 PM ET
Venue: Soldier Field
City: Chicago, Illinois
O/U Odds: 52
Spread: Chicago pk
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Monday’s short rest means the Bears are left scrambling to find out which of their quarterbacks will get the nod come Sunday as Jay Cutler looks to return from injury, while the Lions have had a week to bask in the joy of their last big win over the Cowboys, 31-30.


The offense stole the show for the Lions in that one, outgaining a normally potent Dallas offense 623-268. Matthew Stafford’s sneaky rushing touchdown at the end of the game may have made all the highlight reels, but it was Calvin Johnson who stole the show. Johnson brought in 14 balls for 329 yards and a score, the second-highest receiving yardage total in NFL history.

Stafford threw for 488 yards total in the win. Lost in the passing game’s big performance was Reggie Bush’s big day. He turned 29 touches into 122 yards and a touchdown.
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The Lion defense really zeroed in on Dallas’s rushing attack, limiting the Cowboys to just 62 yards on 26 carries. Tony Romo also was limited to just 14 completions on 30 passes, although he did connect for three touchdowns without an interception. The Detroit defense made a point of taking away the run after a couple big gainers early, and they did exactly that, taking Joseph Randle right out of the game. Stephen Tulloch deserves a lot of the credit for Detroit’s improved rush defense, as does DeAndre Levy.

Chicago’s 27-20 win over Green Bay was a good one for the team, but overshadowed by an injury to Aaron Rodgers was a rock solid performance by quarterback Josh McCown. He filled in admirably for Cutler, completing 22 of 41 passes for 272 yards and two touchdowns without an interception, adding a 20-yard rush. Running back Matt Forte also turned 29 touches into 179 yards and a touchdown.

McCown connected with Brandon Marshall regularly, completing seven passes for 107 yards and a touchdown.

The Chicago defense was so banged up that they just had no answer for Eddie Lacy and the Green Bay rushing attack. Lacy carried the ball 22 times for 150 yards and a touchdown. As a team, the Packers rushed for 199 yards and a pair of scores, averaging 6.9 yards per tote.

A banged up Chicago defense and a vulnerable Detroit defense should have plenty of trouble against a pair of streaking offenses. Taking the over in divisional matchups is never a recipe for success, but there could be some real fireworks in this one.

The play: Over 52

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