In Week 11, the Chicago Bears (3-7) will play home to the Detroit Lions (7-2) of the NFC North, David Montgomery’s former team.
One assumes that Bears supporters were pleased with last week’s 16-13 victory over the Carolina Panthers. Still, not every victory is equal, and this one in particular was a bore. It was, incidentally, their 2nd Thursday night triumph of the current campaign. Chicago’s defense may even argue that it made Bryce Young, the first overall pick, appear unimpressive at center. The Panthers were just 3-for-15 on third-down attempts as a whole, and he only managed 185 yards passing. Apart from the offensive, the Bears’ first-quarter punt return gave Soldier Field cause for concern. That was the only true imperfection. However, Chicago’s defensive pressure was effective, resulting in 9 quarterback hits, 3 from Justin Jones and 3 sacks, including the third of the season from Yannick Ngakoue. It’s too soon to tell if quarterback Tyson Bagent is the future at the position, although he appears quite undeveloped right now. The status of Justin Fields has been changed to doubtful.
The Detroit Lions and Los Angeles Chargers engaged in an incredible, back-and-forth brawl that represented the absolute opposite side of the NFL spectrum. After an incredible contest, Detroit prevailed 41-38. Clearly, the defense was optional. Detroit amassed 533 yards overall and 421 against L.A. No matter how good Justin Herbert plays, having 27-for-40, 323 yards, 4 touchdowns, and one interception, the Chargers will always have issues. It was their defense in this instance, and the Lions caused them to pay dearly for it. Jahmyr Gibbs contributed 77 yards and David Montgomery scored one of the season’s biggest rushing touchdowns during the second quarter, and finishing with 112 yards, but the day belonged to the Jared Goff and Amon-Ra St. Brown association, which had 8 completions for 156 yards alongside a touchdown.
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Chicago Bears vs Detroit Lions Information
- Date: 11/19/2023
- Time: 08:15 PM ET
- Location: Ford Field, Detroit, MI.
- How to Watch Bears vs Lions: : FOX
- Live Stream: NFL Game Pass