The Detroit Lions face the Chicago Bears at Soldier Field in Week 5. Here’s all the information you need to watch live on TV or streaming.
It’s a divisional showdown on Sunday afternoon, as the Detroit Lions (1-2) take on the Chicago Bears (0-3) in Week 4 of the NFL season. The Lions followed up their disappointing Week 2 loss to the Tennessee Titans with another clunker in Week 3, this time falling to the Green Bay Packers 34-27. The Bears also put up a dud in Week 3, losing to the Detroit Lions on the road 31-17.
The Lions fell behind the Packers 31-10 by halftime, but a furious comeback early in the fourth quarter made the game a lot closer. Marvin Jones had a terrific game, finishing with 205 yards receiving and two touchdowns. It’s early, but the Lions don’t seem to be missing retired receiver Calvin Johnson at all.
For the Bears, the team got off to an awful start last Sunday, spotting the Cowboys 17 points before they even gained a first down on offense. At 24-3 by halftime, this game was over. However, the Bears did show some fight, “winning” the second half 14-7. Starting quarterback Jay Cutler missed the game with a thumb injury, and his status for Week 4 is still uncertain. He could be a game time decision.
The Lions, who are allowing a league-worse 5.1 yards per carry, are missing their two big defensive stars DeAndre Levy and Ziggy Ansah. The secondary has allowed 10 touchdowns, and if the Lions don’t score 30 or more points on offense, it seems like they have no shot at winning.
Meanwhile, it seems like the Bears have no shot of winning even before they get off the bus. The team is decimated with injuries, and the backups who are being pressed into more playing time haven’t gotten the job done. The Bears are one of three teams entering Week 4 without a win (Jacksonville and New Orleans are also winless), and find themselves in the same exact spot they were a year ago (0-3).
Despite this, division games are always a must-watch, and luckily, there are several ways to watch. You can watch the game on FOX, follow along on NFL.com, and stream the game on NFL Sunday Ticket (you do a paid subscription to access this service).
Date: Sunday, October 2 Start Time: 1:00 p.m. ET Location: Chicago, IL Stadium: Soldier Field TV Info: FOX Live Stream:NFL Sunday Ticket
The Lions have dominated this matchup in recent years, winning the past six games. The Bears were 1-7 at home last season, so their home field advantage is clearly not there. If the Lions want to be considered a playoff contender, it’s games like these that they have to win. The Bears, meanwhile, will want to play spoiler.