Detroit Lions, Chicago Bears look to turn around seasons on Sunday in Chicago
LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — The Chicago Bears have lost four straight, sit on the bottom of their division and have little time left to salvage a once-promising season. If Detroit beats them, well, that might stamp out whatever is left.
The Bears look to stop their skid when they host Matthew Stafford and the struggling Lions on Sunday to start a relatively light stretch in the schedule.
They’re banking on games against Detroit (3-4-1) and the New York Giants to make something of a season slipping away.
The Bears (3-5) expected to do well after capturing the NFC North last season at 12-4 with young quarterback Mitchell Trubisky.
The Lions, meanwhile, have four losses in their past five games following a 2-0-1 start. Oakland beat them 31-24 last week when Stafford’s pass to Logan Thomas from the 1 was broken up in the end zone with 3 seconds remaining.
Detroit’s Kenny Golladay is tied with Tampa Bay’s Mike Evans for the league lead with seven receiving touchdowns, and teammate Marvin Jones has six TD receptions.