- Associated Press - Thursday, December 18, 2014

DETROIT (10-4) at CHICAGO (5-9)

Sunday, 1 p.m. ET, Fox

OPENING LINE - Detroit by 4½

RECORD VS. SPREAD - Detroit 7-7, Chicago 5-9

SERIES RECORD - Bears lead 96-68-5



LAST MEETING - Lions beat Bears 34-17, Nov. 27, 2014

LAST WEEK - Lions beat Vikings 16-14; Bears lost to Saints 31-15

AP PRO32 RANKING - Lions No. 8, Bears No. 26

LIONS OFFENSE - OVERALL (17), RUSH (30), PASS (9).

LIONS DEFENSE - OVERALL (2), RUSH (1), PASS (14).

BEARS OFFENSE - OVERALL (18), RUSH (26), PASS (12T).

BEARS DEFENSE - OVERALL (30), RUSH (15), PASS (31).

STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES - Detroit has chance to clinch second playoff spot in 15 years, first division title since 1993. Lions capture NFC North with win plus Green Bay loss. Would secure first-round bye with win if both Packers, Dallas lose. … Lions clinch playoff spot in one of three scenarios: Detroit win; Detroit tie plus Philadelphia loss or tie; Philadelphia loss. … Detroit with three straight wins. … Lions haven’t won more than 10 in season since going 12-4 in 1991. … Lions have allowed fewest points in NFL, 238. … Lions visit Green Bay next week. … Detroit, with at least one interception in 11 games in a row, has longest streak for Lions in single season since 1981 (13). Also longest active streak in NFL. … QB Matthew Stafford threw for 390 yards, two TDs against Bears on Thanksgiving. Needs 203 yards to hit 4,000 mark for fourth straight year. … WR Calvin Johnson with 935 yards closing in on fifth straight 1,000-yard season. … DT Ndamukong Suh has six sacks in nine games against Chicago. … Bears have allowed league-high 409 points. … Chicago to start QB Jimmy Clausen over Jay Cutler. Clausen 1-9 in 10 starts with Carolina as rookie in 2010. He’s appeared in three games, attempted nine passes this season. … DE Willie Young with 10 sacks in first season with Chicago; he had six with Detroit from 2010 to 2014. … Martellus Bennett tied for the NFL lead among TEs with 81 receptions, third with 857 yards receiving.

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