After suffering heartbreak on a Justin Tucker field goal, the Detroit Lions are still looking for their first win of the season. Now they head to Chicago, their old rival, dusting off their shoulders and trying one more time.
For the Bears, the straits couldn’t be more dire. Head coach Matt Nagy is a dead man to the Chicago press. His great unleashing of rookie quarterback Justin Fields resulted in a single net passing yard after taking nine sacks. Following such a debut, Nagy refused to answer who the starting quarterback would be this Sunday, calling it a game time decision; the Bears would later announce Fields is indeed starting.
The Lions are the popular upset special of the weekend and getting plenty of attention. They’ve come close, while the Bears are trending the opposite way. I can’t help but admit that such attention makes me nervous as hell. The Lions need to play consistent and prove they can hang points on the Bears defense, while maintaining pressure on the woebegone Chicago offensive line. They have their work cut out, and the Bears remain the odds-on favorite from bookmakers.
It’s Bears and Lions. Act accordingly.
Chicago Bears vs. Detroit Lions game info
Date: Sunday, October 3, 2021
Time: 1:00 p.m. ET
Location: Soldier Field — Chicago, IL
TV announcers: Gus Johnson, Aqib Talib
Week 4 Map: Courtesy of 506 Sports
Online stream: FUBO.TV, Yahoo Sports app (locally)
Radio: 97.1 The Ticket (full list of radio affiliates here)
Radio announcers: Dan Miller, Lomas Brown
Odds: Chicago -3, 41.5 o/u