In an exciting Week 4 matchup between two NFC North foes, both teams look to get back on track after dropping their last game. The Detroit Lions (0-3) gave the Baltimore Ravens a run for their money last Sunday in a heartbreaking loss that ended on a record-setting 66-yard field goal that bounced off of the uprights and dropped in for a 19-17 Lions.
Meanwhile, the Bears (1-2) are hoping to click on offense after putting up just two field goals against the Cleveland Browns, losing 26-6.
The latest NFL betting odds have the Chicago Bears as the favorite -3, with the total set at 44 points.
Jared Goff and the Detroit offense couldn’t get anything going against a tough Ravens defense but ultimately could not take advantage of a good field position. The Lions were held scoreless in the first half but fought back, led by D’Andre Swift, who rushed for one touchdown and totaled 107 yards of offense.
Detroit’s defense, surprisingly, held quarterback Lamar Jackson and the Ravens to just 19 points, albeit with some help from dropped passes by Marquise Brown. The game could’ve gotten out of hand quickly, but brothers Julian and Romeo Okwara were able to keep Jackson in the pocket, totaling 10 pressures and forcing him to throw the football, causing one interception.
Similarly, the Bears could not get anything going on offense vs the Browns. With Justin Fields under center for his first career start, the Bears offense looked dreadful, with Fields completing only 6 of 20 passes for 68 yards. The offense only converted 1 of 11 third-down conversions, but Fields was constantly under pressure as the offensive line allowed nine sacks.
However, the defense came to play and kept the Bears in the game. Khalil Mack and Robert Quinn constantly pressured Brown’s quarterback Baker Mayfield, combining for 3.5 sacks. Led by Linebacker Roquan Smith’s 10 tackles, the defense put up huge stops on third and fourth downs, but the Bears offense was unable to capitalize.