Bears are in town and have the mo’

Chicago Tribune (Sunday) - - SCOREBOARD -

Brad Biggs (7-1)

It’s go­ing to be very in­ter­est­ing to see how the Li­ons play­ers re­spond in the sec­ond half of the sea­son af­ter the team traded wide re­ceiver Golden Tate be­fore the dead­line. The Bears have got­ten healthy for this matchup and rate a sig­nif­i­cant edge. Rich Campbell (6-2)

Khalil Mack’s re­turn will un­lock the Bears’ four-man pass rush against Matthew Stafford, while a con­fi­dent se­condary flies around be­hind him. Mitch Tru­bisky will ex­ploit the Li­ons’ man cov­er­age, and the Bears will run suc­cess­fully against Li­ons de­fense that lacks play­mak­ers. David Haugh (7-1)

Matt Pa­tri­cia’s team is no slouch, but the Bears de­fense will dom­i­nate a Li­ons of­fen­sive line still reel­ing from giv­ing up 10 sacks to the Vik­ings. The first-place Bears will look the part. Colleen Kane (6-2)

With Khalil Mack likely back in ac­tion, the Bears de­fense has a shot to take over against a Li­ons of­fense that has sput­tered in back-to-back weeks. This looks like the eas­i­est of three straight NFC North games, but that doesn’t mean it will be a breeze. Phil Thomp­son (7-1)

Khalil Mack’s re­turn is the worst kind of news for Matthew Stafford, who ab­sorbed 10 sacks by the Vik­ings last week. For the Bears, ball con­trol through Jor­dan Howard against a weak run de­fense should heap even more pres­sure on Stafford. Dan Wiederer (6-2)

The Bears have more play­mak­ers on both sides of the ball. The Bears have fewer ob­vi­ous weak­nesses. The Bears will col­lect their sixth vic­tory be­fore Thanks­giv­ing for the first time in six sea­sons.

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