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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
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).
Darius Slay has seen his numbers drop significantly this year.