Bears out to make Lions' road to playoffs bumpier

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Bears linebacker Christian Jones sacks Detroit quarterback Matthew Stafford during their game November 19 at Soldier Field in Chicago.

In each of the last three games, that's true because the Lions must win out and hope the NFC South teams in contention have some losses this month. That position is not where many within the organization expected the team to be at this point of the season, and the underachieving squad has once again placed coach Jim Caldwell in a precarious position.

Mike Rizzo (9-4) - The Detroit Lions face another must win game today at Ford Field.

The last time the Bears and Lions met, it was memorable for two reasons: Connor Barth missing a game-tying field goal and Tarik Cohen leaping over the pylon for a game-tying touchdown.

Watch online: You can watch the live stream on the NFL's mobile app or DirecTV's National Football League app. The Chicago Bears come to town and always play the Lions tough. Don't hesitate to jump in on the live updates and chat with us as the game rolls along.

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Dispatchers said they didn't alert patrol officers or commanders because they couldn't confirm it came from their jurisdiction. The 34-year-old who played for the Cleveland Cavaliers was last seen on July 18, 2010, as he left his ex-wife's home.

Lions 24, Bears 21: The Lions will nearly certainly struggle with stopping running back Jordan Howard, as well as mobile quarterback Mitchell Trubisky.

How can you tune in to the NFL Network Special on Saturday featuring Chicago and Detroit? After putting together their best offensive performance of the season against a beat-up Bengals back-seven, can the Bears show some consistency and repeat their performance?

The Lions not only helped themselves in clinging to playoff hopes by beating the Tampa Bay Buccaneers but they also got some help with both AFC West contenders losing. Prosinski suffered the injury on the first defensive series of the game. The 2015 second-round pick ran for a career-high 94 yards on 20 carries against the Vikings to beat a personal mark he set two weeks earlier with 86 yards rushing in a road win against the New York Giants.

I don't see the run game becoming any more effective this week against a defense that allowed just over 100 yards a game, but you never know. Detroit defensive end Ezekiel Ansah, who has a sack in two of the last three games, is also questionable with an ankle ailment.