Bears vs Lions: 5 Keys to the Game

December 26, 2012   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Heading into the last week of the season, the Bears find themselves in a difficult position. A win and they still may not make the playoffs. A loss and a regime change may be coming.
But one thing is certain: The Bears need to win this game to have any chance of making the playoffs.
The Lions have lost seven straight games, and at 4-11, they may be heading for a coaching change of their own. Detroit has taken a mighty fall from last year's 10-win playoff team.
Meanwhile, the Bears game is at Noon CT on Sunday, so they will be able to watch to see if they make the playoffs, as the Vikings-Packers game was moved to 3:25pm.
Of course, Chicago has more incentive to win, but the flip side to that means it faces more pressure. The Lions would love to beat the Bears, dashing Chicago's playoff hopes while going out feeling a tiny bit better about themselves.
So let's get to the keys to the game. 
1. The Offense M...

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