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NFL Week 12 CBS Chicago Bears @ Detroit Lions Preview

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Chicago Bears @ Detroit Lions – CBS, 12:30 PM

Howard's first down struggles

Jordan Howard is struggling as a first down back. Of the 27 running backs with at least 60 rushing attempts on first down, Howard's average of 3.4 yards per carry ranks 24th.

Burton catches everything

Bears' tight-end Trey Burton has been one of the most sure-handed pass-catchers in the league. He has gone 43 targets without dropping a pass.

Mack looking to get back on track

Bears edge defender Khalil Mack has seen his numbers fall after his injury. He'll be looking to get back on track.

The big guys stopping the run

One of the more prominent reasons for Chicago's defensive success this season is their ability to stop the run, as Eddie Goldman and Akiem Hicks both rank inside the top-eight in run-defense grades.

Stafford not stretching the field

Detroit's offense has been stifled by Matthew Stafford‘s reluctance to throw deep this season. Stafford ranks third to last among all quarterbacks in average depth of target (6.68).

Golladay thriving on the intermediate

Lions pass-catcher Kenny Golladay has been among the best of the NFL regarding intermediate pass-routes. He ranks third in the NFL in passer rating when targeted on these routes (139.6).

Harrison doing his thing

Damon Harrison has been as expected since his trade from the New York Giants. He leads all interior defenders in run-stops (33).

Slay's slump

Darius Slay has seen his numbers drop significantly this year.

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