The Detroit Lions and Chicago Bears are set for an important NFC North showdown in Week 10. There is a three-way tie for the lead in the division, with the Bears besting the Green Bay Packers in Week 9. Detroit is trying to shrug off a string of alternating wins and losses by building on their Week 8 victory over the Dallas Cowboys (they had a bye week last week), while Chicago is riding high after a win over Green Bay without Jay Cutler.
Detroit won the first meeting between these two teams in Week 4, 40-32. That game was in Detroit as well, so the Bears have a lot to prove on Sunday. It should be plenty interesting.
We’ll take a look at both teams below, starting with the home team, Chicago:
Another bit of good news on the injury front comes for the Atlanta Falcons, a team that has had very little good news this season. Veteran wide receiver Roddy White (hamstring) announced that he will be good to return this week against the Seattle Seahawks. White has missed the last three games, the first three games he has missed in his nine-year career. For the 2-6 Falcons, they could use him, but don’t want to rush him back either.
Speaking of teams with disappointing 2-6 records, the New York Giants will place running back David Wilson on injured reserve with a neck injury. Wilson played in five games, running for 146 yards and one touchdown. Running back Andre Brown (leg) will play but Brandon Jacobs (hamstring) is questionable.
The Indianapolis Colts have already lost running backs Ahmad Bradshaw and Vick Ballard for the season, so they could not afford to have Trent Richardson miss much time with an ankle injury. Luckily they won’t, as it was announced that Richardson will be good to go this week against the Rams. He is still averaging just 3.0 yards per carry with the Colts, however, so that’s another concern.