|Written by Michael|
Bet on the NFL Battle of the NFC North. The Chicago Bears, who have more than impressed in 2010, are in control of the NFC North with a 8-3-0 record going into Week 13. The Detroit Lions, who host the Bears this weekend, are at the bottom of the NFL betting pool in the NFC North, with a 2-9-0 record in 2010. The Chicago Bears head into Ford Field in Detroit to take on a well rested Detroit Lions defense that will be looking to feast on some Bears December 5th. Everyone has finally jumped on the
Chicago Bears bandwagon after a big win over the best team in the NFC East, the Philadelphia Eagles. There were rumors previous to the game that the Chicago Bears had slowed down the track for Michael Vick by over watering the field. It may not have needed it with the defensive speed of the Bears.
The Detroit Lions final score against the New England Patriots may have looked lopsided but they did give Tom Brady and company a scare before they finally kicked into gear in the second half. The game against the New England Patriots on Thanksgiving established that the Detroit Lions are a tough team to play at home and now they have ten days rest.
Jay Cutler and Chicago Bears offensive coordinator Mike Martz should be feeling good about their strong performance against the Philadelphia Eagles. Now they will be playing on artificial turf in Ford Field and we will see if this offense can play as well on a fast track.
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Jay Cutler received his best protection from the of the season Chicago Bears offensive line in this game but the running game is still not a complete success. Matt Forte busted off one big run and it skewed the rushing numbers. Forte's 61 yard romp was one of his 14 rushes and the Chicago Bears 28 rushes. The Chicago Bears were averaging 99 yards on the ground per game and posted 131 yards in this game. Without the big run they were below their season average.
The Detroit Lions defense is strong up front with a complete transformation of their defensive line and they gave Tom Brady trouble most of the game on Thanksgiving. They are still giving up an average of 130 yards per game on the ground but through the air they have been among the better NFL teams allowing only 212 yards from opposing passers.