As the Detroit Lions get ready to host their rival, the Chicago Bears, they know their backs are against the wall, yet still with an outside shot of making the postseason.
The Lions sit at 7-6, and are behind 9-4 Carolina, 8-5 Atlanta, and 8-5 Seattle, with only two spots available for the aforementioned teams, as well as 7-6 Dallas (who’s getting Ezekiel Elliot back next week), and 7-6 Green Bay (who’s getting Aaron Rodgers back this week).
The Lions will need to win out to have any shot at making the playoffs, and to keep it going against the Bears today, they will do so without the ones listed below.
Today's inactive for #CHIvsDET:
WR Bradley Marquez
RB Zach Zenner
RB Dwayne Washington
C Travis Swanson
T Rick Wagner
T Emmett Cleary
DT Rodney Coe
— Detroit Lions (@Lions) December 16, 2017
As you can see, the Lions will be without Travis Swanson in the middle, as well as Zach Zenner and Dwayne Washington, meaning Theo Riddick will most likely carry the load with the downgrading of Ameer Abdullah.
Here is a look at the inactives for the Chicago Bears.
— Chicago Bears (@ChicagoBears) December 16, 2017