The Bears-Rams game on December 9 has been flexed to night

Hope Soto
November 18, 2018

Instead, he was an observer, watching Chicago complete eight passes of 20-plus yards. He went 23 for 30 and had a 148.6 rating.

"It was bad", Slay said of having to sit out last week. Though Cousins was born more than two years after the Bears won Super Bowl 20, he was well aware of the legend of that star-studded team. "It doesn't make a difference to me". The Bears own a half-game lead in the NFC North, while the Vikings are the defending division champions. He was limited in practice this week and is listed as questionable. "So.do what's best for yourself sometimes". The quarterback has surpassed his passing yardage from 2017, when he started 12 games.

"I'm practicing against two of the best defensive ends in football every day", said Kyle Rudolph. The Bears expect him to use his 6-foot-6 frame and strength to be a red-zone pass-catching threat, and that at least was the case during preseason practices. "I like where he's at, but we've got a ways to go".

Quarterback Matthew Stafford's yards per attempt and yards per completions numbers are down from a year ago. The Bears, who have finished at the bottom of the NFC North Division for the past four seasons (and whom the Vikings have beaten the past three meetings and six of the past seven) have turned their fortunes around this year and now lead the Vikings in the North by half-a-game.

"I think he's added a lot of swagger to the football team", Zimmer said of Mack. "We just haven't come down with some of the big ones that really boost those numbers".

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Even so, it's a considerable show of disrespect since the Bears rank higher than them in every conceivable category from run defense, to sacks and takeaways. That's tied for the 21st most in the NFL.

The team that handles the other club's pass pressure the best Sunday night will most likely win.

It's Salute To Service week for the Lions, and it's a recognition of particular importance to Patricia. Nagy, the former Kansas City Chief OC?, will have something up his sleeve for Zimmer's improving defensive unit. The run game, we've always been pretty decent against the run. The Lions hosted a number of events for current and former military members and their families throughout the week.

"He's a playmaker", said Smith, who picked off Trubisky late in the quarterback's first-career start. "And I hope these quick mentions are a reminder for us to focus on what's really important here as we work through the weekend". So for us to be able to have more of those, you want that. "And so whether it's a blown coverage or a wide receiver runs a good route and beats a guy, as long as he's sticking within that progression and going from one, two, three, maybe four, or one, two, three, to run, etc., as long as he stays within that we're good". "Not just the rush part, everybody knows he's a good rusher, but the physicality of defeating a tight end, defeating an offensive tackle, the aggressive nature that he plays with, I think that probably adds to all the other guys". "From a route running standpoint, yesterday was a great example to see his ability to be able to cut and move in hard situations". "That's the growth you need, and you can't really grow without playing". He's got good ball skills. "So, that was good".

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