Although the Chicago Bears seemed comfortable with a backup quarterback last week, they’ll call on their starter as they try for a second straight victory over a NFC North frontrunner on Sunday.
“It’s tough,” said Detroit’s Matthew Stafford, who has completed 60.0 percent of his passes and thrown three TDs and six INTs while going 0-4 at Chicago. “They play pretty well at home like everybody in our division does. It’s a big challenge.”
Sure, the Bears won at Lambeau Field on Monday Night, but they did it with the Packers’ trotting out backup quarterback Seneca Wallace, who hadn’t taken a snap in professional football for more than two years.
Detroit Lions head coach Jim Schwartz does not take away too much from the team’s 40-32 win over the Chicago Bears in Week 4.
While the injury focus for Detroit’s game against Chicago will be focused on the Bears’ quarterback situation, the Lions have a few injury issues of their own on defense.
Detroit Lions, division champions?
Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler watched the Monday Night football game from the sidelines. That was expected.
For the better part of two decades now, the Green Bay Packers backup quarterback has been little more than an afterthought.
Detroit Lions vice chairman Bill Ford Jr. rarely speaks in public, and when he does, he usually delivers something interesting.
Despite the solid performance and all the turnovers forced, Schwartz still seemed peeved after the game – understandable enough considering the Lions had a 40-16 lead at the beginning of the fourth quarter and ended up winning just 40-32.