Lions host Bears, aiming for fifth straight win

Posted at 4:06 PM, Dec 08, 2016
and last updated 2016-12-08 16:06:32-05
CHICAGO (3-9) at DETROIT (8-4)
Sunday, 1 p.m. ET, CBS
   OPENING LINE -- Lions by 7
   RECORD VS. SPREAD -- Chicago 5-7, Detroit 7-4-1
   SERIES RECORD -- Bears lead 97-71-5
   LAST MEETING -- Bears beat Lions 17-14, Oct. 2
   LAST WEEK -- Bears beat 49ers 26-6, Lions beat Saints 28-13
   AP PRO32 RANKING -- Bears No. 28, Lions No. 7
   BEARS OFFENSE -- OVERALL (16), RUSH (19), PASS (17)
   LIONS OFFENSE -- OVERALL (21), RUSH (29), PASS (15)
STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES -- Bears can sweep season series for first time since 2012. ... Chicago had lost three straight, six of seven before beating San Francisco. ... Bears QB Matt Barkley had career-high 97.5 rating in win over 49ers in second straight start with Jay Cutler out for season. ... Chicago rookie RB Jordan Howard ran for 111 yards against Detroit in Week 4, had 117 yards rushing and three TDs last week. ... Bears WR Josh Bellamy had career-high 93 yards receiving against 49ers in 40th game of career. ... Chicago DE Akiem Hicks had two sacks last week and has career-high six sacks. ... Bears LB Leonard Floyd leads league's rookies with seven sacks. ... Lions have two-game lead in NFC North, moving closer to first division title since 1993. ... Detroit has won four straight and seven of eight since losing at Chicago. ... Lions QB Matthew Stafford has thrown one INT in eight games since he had two INTs against Bears. ... Detroit's Theo Riddick leads NFL RBs with 12 TD catches since 2014. ... Lions WR Golden Tate had eight receptions for 145 yards and TD at New Orleans. Tate had one catch for 1 yard at Chicago. ... Detroit DE Kerry Hyder has four sacks in last four NFC North games. ... Fantasy Tip: Lions WR Marvin Jones is expected to play after missing last week with quadriceps injury. With Tate getting plenty of attention, Jones may get lots of opportunities to make plays.