Key Matchups: Chicago Vs. Detroit

This matchup means the playoffs for the Chicago Bears.

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Coach | Advantage = Lovie
nRespective fans recently have questioned each coach's longevity, especially now that Jim Schwartz's contract terms have surfaced. That makes this week particularly important for Lovie Smith, whose team can put playoff hopes back on the table with a win against Detroit.
Quarterbacks | Advantage = Bears
nAs Matthew Stafford keeps dodging criticism for inconsistency, Jay Cutler continues to hunker down and tear through games. Considering Stafford's uneasy record against the Bears, this one should, hopefully, be in the bag.
Wide Receivers | Advantage = Detroit
nBrandon Marshall and Calvin Johnson both beat receiving yards records last week, making for some stiff competition. Figuring in Marshall's tough game against the Packers, though, gives Johnson the edge this week.
Running Backs | Advantage = Chicago
nMatt Forte says he'll be ready this week after injuring his ankle again this season, and we believe him. With Jahvid Best still out and Mikel Leshoure filling in, Forte could make a winning return
Kicker | Advantage = Lions
Olindo Mare stepped up as Robbie Gould's replacement, but when your opponent just tied the record for most field goals from 40 yards, we have to give the edge to Jason Hanson.
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