The Bears rank 31st in passing defense, giving up 272 yards per game. They've given up a league-high 33 passing touchdowns.
Detroit is favored by 6.5 or 7 points at Vegas sportsbooks.
Though the Vikings hadn't been so great against the pass recently, allowing an average of 246.8 passing yards to the last four quarterbacks they faced,
This after back-to-back games with 300-plus passing yards in which he threw for a combined five touchdowns. Not even the great
Of course, the Lions faced the Bears and Buccaneers in those two weeks, or the league's 24th- and 30th-ranked pass defenses heading into Week 15. The Vikings are certainly better than them. Still, for as few yards as they had allowed through the air, the touchdown-to-interception ratio against them was nothing foreboding. It didn't seem like an unfavorable matchup.
But with Stafford, if the numbers say it's an unfavorable matchup, it's an unfavorable matchup. He's been the most predictable quarterback in Fantasy this season; we just keep making it harder than it needs to be. The good news is that in Week 16 he'll be facing those same Bears that he torched in Week 13, so you'll want to keep him active if you're still alive in Fantasy.
Johnson hauled in four passes, gaining 53 yards. Though his performance was less than optimal, Johnson still led the team in receiving for the week. While quarterback Matthew Stafford was effective during the game, there weren't a lot of opportunities for big plays. Johnson was hurt by that, with his longest catch going for 23 yards.
Johnson will look for more Week 16 against the Bears.
Both players entered the game considered probable, and were always expected to play. Johnson is listed with an ankle injury. Suh is dealing with an illness.
The team will also have
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