On Sunday, the Detroit Lions will be in Chicago for what is a must-win game vs. the NFC North-leading Bears.
We found out on Friday that the Lions will be without both T.J. Lang and Darius Slay, who both been ruled out for Sunday’s game against the Bears.
Now, we have learned that the Lions will also be without LB, Eli Harold, who has been downgraded to OUT.
Lions LB Eli Harold (shoulder) has been downgraded to OUT for Sunday’s game at Chicago
— Tim Twentyman (@ttwentyman) November 10, 2018
It is the NFL and anything can happen on any given Sunday but there is no question about it, the Lions will certainly have their work cut out for them when they square off against the Bears in Week 10.
Detroit Lions mid-season report card
Is there any one particular word that describes what this season has been like for the Detroit Lions?
There have been some epic highs and some painful lows, that’s for certain. Yes, this is the Detroit Lions team that beat the New England Patriots. Actually, “annihilated” might be a more accurate description of how that game went. But, it’s also the same Detroit Lions team that was completely and utterly humiliated by the New York Jets to open the season. The same team that went on to beat the Green Bay Packers, and the same team that then went on to be again humiliated by the Minnesota Vikings and Seattle Seahawks.
As is the case with every season, some players have been better than expected, while others have greatly under-performed. But, being that we’ve reached the halfway point of the season, it’s time for a position-by-position mid-season report card.
This category, obviously, is all about one Matthew Stafford. His backup, Matt Cassel, has thrown the ball just six times this season. Stafford on the other hand, has completed 196 of his 289 passes this season. He has thrown 14 touchdowns, and six interceptions. Once dubbed “Captain Comeback”, he has not been able to steer the ship in the right direction often enough this season. Stafford continues to be good, but it’s hard to say that he’s been great. Another average to just-above-average season for the Lions’ quarterback.