Arkush: Lions are ripe for the picking Saturday

Hope Soto
December 17, 2017

The Lions (7-6) held on for a 24-21 win over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Week 14, and now find themselves two games behind the Atlanta Falcons for the final wild card spot.

Caldwell is under contract for at least two more years thanks to a multiyear extension, a deal the team didn't announce until months after he signed it, but a late-season slide may warm his seat.

The Saturday afternoon game will be played at Ford Field. That starts with topping the Chicago Bears in Week 15 at Ford Field. The win snapped a five-game losing streak and the Bears have been among the least impressive offensive teams in the National Football League, ranking 30th in yards gained, and that's clearly a failure that's on Fox.

The Bears are coming off a 33-7 road domination of the Cincinnati Bengals, their most complete game of the season by far.

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Though they haven't been wholly inspiring, the Detroit Lions are still alive in the NFC Playoff race. The Lions, who are averaging a league-low 76.3 yards rushing per game, will rank among the NFL's worst running teams for a fourth straight year.

Detroit will be without offensive line starters Travis Swanson and Rick Wagner for this game.

Bears outside linebacker Pernell McPhee and nose tackle Eddie Goldman, who each missed Sunday's game with injuries, are both active. Listed as questionable are defensive end Ezekiel Ansah, tackle Emmett Cleary and guard T.J. Lang.

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