Bears vs. Lions: Game time, TV schedule, injury updates and more

Scott Boehm

The Bears can maintain their NFC North lead against division foe Detroit.

The Chicago Bears welcome the Detroit Lions to the Windy City in a classic NFC North battle on Monday night.

At 4-1, the Bears sit atop the NFC North and come into the matchup after a bye. Chicago's games have been decisive. Its wins come by an average of 23 points; its loss a 13-point defeat to the Green Bay Packers. The Bears boast the league's best run defense, allowing just 66 rushing yards per game.

Chicago's offense is keyed by the run-game duo of Matt Forte and Michael Bush, who combine for 124 rushing yards per game. Quarterback Jay Cutler is completing 58% of his passes on the season.

The Lions are 2-3 after using a bye week of preparation to break a three-game losing streak and beat the Philadelphia Eagles on the road last week. Unlike the Bears, Detroit has been in nothing but competitive games so far this season. With two overtime games in the mix, Lions' games have been decided by an average of five points, with no game having a margin of more than 8 points.

Matthew Stafford leads the NFL's second-best passing game, completing 63% of his passes for 320 yards per game. Wide receiver Calvin Johnson is averaging 112 receiving yards per game on the young season.

Date/Time: Mon., Oct. 22, 8:30 p.m. ET

Location: Soldier Field, Chicago, Ill.

TV: ESPN

Radio:
Bears: 105.9 FM / 780 AM WBBM
Lions: 97.1 FM The Ticket

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