In another entry in the Lions-Bears rivalry series, we get to see two teams desperately in need of a win right now. The Detroit Lions are coming off a heartbreaking loss against the Baltimore Ravens in which a last-second field goal (coupled with a missed call by the refs) kept the team out of the win column. Meanwhile, the Bears finally got to see their new QB Justin Fields play, and the results were not pretty. The team was completely shut down by the Cleveland Browns and needs a statement win before the season begins free falling. The two teams will be fired up, and it could result in an entertaining sixty minutes. Let’s take a look at what player props you should consider when the Lions face off against the Bears.
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Jared Goff Over 1.5 Passing TDs
Not many people have been high on Jard Goff this year, but there’s a reason for that. His last team was desperately trying to get rid of him, and he inherits a fairly weak roster in Detroit. However, he has been putting together some competent play this year. He’s thrown five TDs with two picks since the start of the season, including a fantastic performance against the San Francisco 49ers in Week 1. He’s thrown two or more touchdowns in the majority of games this season. Expect him to chuck a few against a fairly weak Bears defense this Sunday.
Allen Robinson Under 50.5 Rec Yards
The Bears quarterback situation is, to put it kindly, not enviable. The team hasn’t even named a starter for the upcoming game against the Lions, with coach Matt Nagy saying that all three quarterbacks (Andy Dalton, Justin Fields, and Nick Foles) will possibly start. That’s not a great sign. No matter who gets the start, Robinson isn’t likely to get more than 50.5 yards. The receiver hasn’t even had more than 35 yards through the air this entire season, and I don’t see that changing until the Bears offense gets it together. Take the under on his receiving yards until the Bears learn how to get the passing game going.
D’Andre Swift Over 93.5 Rush + Rec Yards
Swift has been a great multi-faceted threat this season. In three games, the running back has been averaging 96.3 yards per game and looks to be a big part of the Lions offensive plan. On the other side of the field is a Chicago defense that just got completely gutted by the Cleveland Browns running game. The Browns put up 215 rushing yards on the Bears in their blowout win. Expect the Lions to emulate that strategy in this matchup.
David Montgomery Over 18.5 Rush Attempts
This one has a lot to do with the murky quarterback picture. No matter who they start, the Bears can’t be positive about their passing offense with just a few days until game time. Especially if Justin Fields starts, expect the team to run the ball. The last time they focused on giving the ball to Montgomery, they won the game while handing the rock off to Montgomery 20 times. The team will keep things on the ground as they try to grind down the Lions.