Chicago Bears (3-7) vs. Detroit Lions (0-9-1)
November 25, 2021 12:30 pm EDT
The Line: Detroit Lions +3.5 / Chicago Bears -3.5; Over/Under: 41.5
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The Detroit Lions and Chicago Bears clash Thanksgiving afternoon in week 12 NFL action at Ford Field in Detroit. The Chicago Bears look to snap a five-game losing streak. The Detroit Lions look for their first win to rebound from a 0-9-1 record.
The Chicago Bears have lost four of their last five road games. Justin Fields is completing 58.1 percent of his passes for 1,361 yards, 4 touchdowns and 8 interceptions. Darnell Mooney and Allen Robinson II have combined for 910 receiving yards and 4 touchdowns, while Cole Kmet has 29 receptions. The Chicago Bears ground game is averaging 133.1 yards per contest, and David Montgomery leads the way with 430 yards and 3 touchdowns. Defensively, Chicago is allowing 24 points and 343.9 yards per game. Roquan Smith leads the Chicago Bears with 110 tackles, Robert Quinn has 10 sacks and Angelo Blackson has 1 interception.
The Detroit Lions haven’t won a home game since November 15 of last year. Jared Goff is completing 66.1 percent of his passes for 2,109 yards, 8 touchdowns and 6 interceptions. TJ Hockenson and D’Andre Swift have combined for 919 receiving yards and 4 touchdowns while Kalif Raymond has 30 receptions. The Detroit Lions ground game is averaging 114.2 yards per contest, and Swift leads the way with 555 yards and 4 touchdowns. Defensively, Detroit is allowing 27.3 points and 376.7 yards per game. Alex Anzalone leads the Detroit Lions with 64 tackles, Charles Harris has 4 sacks and Amani Oruwariye has 4 interceptions.
The Bears are 5-11-1 ATS in their last 17 Thursday games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Lions are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games on fieldturf and 5-12-1 ATS in their last 18 games in November. The under is 7-2 in Bears last 9 games overall. The under is 7-1 in Lions last 8 games overall. The Bears are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 meetings.
These are two bottom feeding teams that you shouldn’t be eager to back in the favorite role. The Bears passing offense is the worst in the league, and they don’t finish drives offensively. The Lions have their issues as well, obviously, but they’ve been competitive in a lot of these games and four of their last eight games have been decided by three or fewer points. If the Lions are going to win a game this season, it’s likely going to come here. I’ll grab the points with the Lions.