Lions vs. Bears: Turnovers Are Key to Victory in NFC North Clash

October 20, 2012   ·     ·   Jump to comments

The Monday Night Football matchup between the Chicago Bears and Detroit Lions comes down to one thing—turnovers.
Whether it's taking the ball away or giving it away, Monday night's game features two teams that are polar opposites when it comes to winning the turnover battle.
The Lions have a minus-1 turnover margin—forcing six and giving it away seven times. The Bears are plus-9—boasting 17 takeaways to make up for their eight giveaways.
Opposites, in this case, don't attract. Whichever team wins this battle will win the game.
Let's take a look at this battle from each side of the coin.
Lions Offense vs. Bears Defense
Matthew Stafford has nearly 1,500 passing yards this season, but he also has five interceptions. For an offense that relies heavily on the pass, taking care of the ball is extremely important.
It's even more important when you're facing a defense that thrives on takeaways. The Bears love to strip the ball, a...

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