The Chicago Bears last week played what many NFL writers called the most embarrassing pro game they’d seen. Meanwhile, the Detroit Lions got out a tough win over the Vikings to tie the Packers for first place in the NFC North. While both teams may be motivated, the Lions have more to gain (and lose) if they don’t take care of business today. If you can’t watch Lions game live on TV, you can watch Lions vs Bears game online live free streaming as well.
Kickoff for today’s Lions vs Bears game live is 1pm EST / 10am PST from Chicago’s Soldier Field. The 10-4 Detroit Lions are favored by 4.5 points over the 5-9 Chicago Bears.
Last Sunday the Lions tied the Packers for first place with their narrow victory over the Vikings and Green Bay’s loss. The Lions win can be credited almost solely to their league-leading defense. Ndamukong Suh once again owned the field against the Vikings, and he should do the same today as we watch Lions game online live free. The Bears may have RB Matt Forte, but their ground game is still 26th in the league. That gives Suh and the rest of the Lions’ defensive line more liberty to pressure QB Jimmy Clausen into some bad decisions.
Wait, Clausen? Yes. Everything is a mess for the Chicago Bears. Their horrid pass defense is only marginally better than their rushing defense, and their offense is in the bottom half of the league. That compelled the Bears coaching staff to bench QB Jay Cutler in favor of Clausen for today’s Lions game live. Cutler, in fact, is considered to be trade bait, with possible destinations being the Titans or Jets.
The Lions QB situation is a tad better, but not much. Having played great for two weeks, Lions QB Matthew Stafford struggled last week passing for just 155 yards. Wide receiver Calvin Johnson had an off game too, something he’ll rectify as you watch Lions game online live free today. The Bears have the worst pass defense in the league, allowing an average of 272.2 yards per game through the air. Even if Stafford struggles early as we watch Bears game live online today, the Chicago defense should allow Stafford and Megatron to look much better this week.
In addition, reports out of Detroit this week say Reggie Bush is “finally getting healthy” after fighting an ankle injury for two months. Last week against the Vikings Bush was a non-factor, with RB Joique Bell doing the heavy lifting as Stafford faltered. Watch Lions game online live free today to see if Bush can break out of his mid-season slump on the road against the Bears.
If you can’t watch Bears vs Lions game live on TV, you can watch Lions vs Bears game online live free streaming on the NFL on Fox Sports Live page. You can also watch Detroit Lions game vs Chicago Bears game live on the DirecTV website if you have the NFL Sunday Ticket subscription with MAX.