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3-6, 4th in NFC North
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12hJeff Dickerson

Week 11 NFL predictions: Lions at Bears

It will require a mighty effort from Akiem Hicks and Chicago's defense to hold Matthew Stafford in check, probably more than can be achieved.

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Should be pointed out that Dion Sims, Danny Trevathan and Bryce Callahan have not practiced in weeks, yet Bears still list them all as questionable to play Sunday vs. Detroit.

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Bears guard Kyle Long (fingers, shoulder, ankle) does not appear on the final injury report.

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Chicago Bears final injury report: QUESTIONABLE -- TE Dion Sims (illness), CB Bryce Callahan (knee), ILB Danny Trevathan (calf), S DeAndre Houston-Carson (illness) and OL Tom Compton (ankle).

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21hRivers McCown, Football Outsiders

Tarik Cohen among top 25 NFL 'prospects'

"The Human Joystick" has already done some impossible things in his first few games. More importantly, he has managed to make John Fox's offense a little fun to watch.

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"It's exciting to be back out there with the team, help them out. I'm excited to get back out there. It's unfortunate, but things happen in football, something I couldn't prevent. But I'm feeling better and I'm going to be out there Sunday.” -- Bears special teams ace Sherrick McManis on returning from a hamstring injury.

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"He qualifies as one of the top quarterbacks in the league, and I say that because there's really no one way to play him. When you become a great quarterback, it's because there is no one way to play you. He's good against pressure. He's good against 3-man rush. He's good against different types of coverages. So you just have to mix it up with him. Obviously, a good pass rush always goes a long way in helping play against any quarterback. But you've got to be able to mix up what you're doing against him because he's good enough now. He has played in this offense now for a couple years. He has got a good grasp of it, so he's got a good feel of where to go, and he's got the arm talent and accuracy to go with it." -- Bears defensive coordinator Vic Fangio on Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford.

ESPN Stats & Info

FPI: Lions with significant edge in Chicago

For the fifth time this season, the Bears have less than a 40 percent chance to win at home, by FPI's measure. They've gone 2-2 with a point differential of plus-11 in those games. The Lions' odds to win are their highest in a road game since Week 16 of 2014.

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Bears coach John Fox cites legal reasons for not disclosing the exact nature of tight end Dion Sims illness. "I'm not being evasive,but I kind of am," Fox said to reporters. Sims has been in the building but he hasn't practiced in weeks.

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The Bears say right guard Kyle Long (fingers), CB Sherrick McManis (hamstring) and DE Roy Robertson-Harris (hamstring) had full participation on Thursday.

Jeff Dickerson ESPN Staff Writer 

Chicago Bears Thursday injury report: DNP -- TE Dion Sims (illness), ILB Danny Trevathan (calf) and CB Bryce Callahan (knee). LIMITED -- OL Tom Compton (ankle) and OLB Sam Acho (shoulder).

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2dMike Sando

Top 25 under 25: Jordan Howard

There's less "wow" factor with Howard than some other young backs, but the production has been impressive.

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"It was very frustrating [playing only two snaps vs. Green Bay]. But I feel good. I had a great practice today." -- Bears WR Markus Wheaton

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“I think there's a few things going on. But if you ask everybody in this locker room, everybody's got a lot of stuff going on. You've got to be comfortable being uncomfortable.” -- Bears RG Kyle Long -- limited on Wednesday -- on the multiple injuries he's dealing with.

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3dJeff Dickerson

Who calls the plays for the Bears?

There's little offensive coordinator Dowell Loggains can do about his team's total lack of offensive weapons. His job could depend on his work with Mitchell Trubisky down the stretch.

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Stafford and the Lions will find winning ways against the Bears (0:37)

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"He just needs to be healthy and get back into it and get in a rhythm with Mitchell Trubisky. He hasn't played a lot with Mitchell. And for us, when you have a young quarterback, we need guys that we really know and understand out there, and it's not anything Markus has done or hasn't done. We've got to get him healthy, get him practicing and his role and reps should grow as he gets more comfortable in that role and Mitchell gets more comfortable with him." -- Bears offensive coordinator Dowell Loggains on wide receiver Markus Wheaton's limited contributions in 2017.

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Bears say TE Zach Miller's absence hurt team in terms of some of the illegal formation/motion penalties on offense vs. Green Bay. "He's like air traffic control out there," Bears OC Dowell Loggains said.

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Bears OC Dowell Loggains says teams aren't afraid to put their best cornerback on Tarik Cohen, or to double-team him. Loggains trying to explain why Cohen's role has diminished in recent weeks.

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Bears OC Dowell Loggains on Markus Wheaton: "We've got to get him healthy and get him going."

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Bears OC Dowell Loggains unhappy the Bears surrendered 5 sacks vs. Green Bay. In particular, Loggains says Mitchell Trubisky cannot take a sack on a bootleg or rollout, which the rookie did against Green Bay. "He's got to throw the ball away," Loggains said.

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Bears coach John Fox doesn't answer question whether Kyle Long's finger injury is worse because it's his left hand, and Long already has a torn labrum in his left shoulder.

Team Stats

Passing Yards169.831st
Rushing Yards121.88th
Points For16.728th
Points Against21.613th