Chicago Bears vs. Detroit Lions: Everything you need to know about the Week 14 game before kickoff

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The 4-8 Chicago Bears will play the 9-3 Detroit Lions at Soldier Field in a Week 14 matchup. Here’s what you need to know before kickoff (noon, FOX).

5 things to watch in the Bears-Lions game — plus our Week 14 predictions

Justin Fields ‘focused on what I can control’ with Bears future

Justin Fields didn’t feel the need to debate whether the speculation about his Bears future is fair.

He has been around Chicago long enough to know the noise comes with the territory, even as it heads toward a fever pitch this month. With five games to play in the NFL season, the Bears have major decisions ahead, and many involve the quarterback position as Fields nears the end of his third season. Read the full story here.

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‘You can tell these shoes really mean a lot to people’

When Sneakerhead University first opened its doors on State Street in fall 2022, co-founders Shay Belvin and Mykol Branch had one room with three tables, a bucket of 12 paints and a desire to preserve sneaker history and tell stories using sneakers.

A little more than a year after its modest opening, The SHU Experience led more than 100 members of the Bears organization in customizing Nike Air Force Ones as part of the NFL’s My Cause, My Cleats initiative.

It’s the eighth year NFL players have an opportunity to participate in the campaign, which allows them to design and wear custom cleats that support a charitable organization of their choice. But for the first time, everyone associated with the Bears was invited to participate. Read the full story here.


One way for the Bears to get more out of their passing game, which has been more productive this season with the arrival of DJ Moore, will be to get Darnell Mooney more involved over the final five games.

Mooney has mostly been ignored in the passing game, a fact overshadowed to a large degree by the performance of Moore, who has 70 receptions for 1,003 yards and six touchdowns, putting him on pace to join Brandon Marshall and Alshon Jeffery among one of the best seasons in franchise history. Read the full story here.

DJ Moore is having one of the best receiving seasons in Bears history. 12 key numbers for Sunday’s game against the Lions.

Bears rookie report

A look at how the 10 Bears 2023 draft picks — and one key undrafted rookie — have fared through 12 games. Read the full story here.

Bears stadium update

The Bears continue to check out a variety of sites in and around Chicago — including the site of Soldier Field — as potential homes for a new stadium, officials said Wednesday.

The Bears are doing due diligence on the viability of the south parking lot at Soldier Field as the location for their next stadium, according to unnamed sources cited by The Parkins & Spiegel Show on WSCR-AM 670 The Score.

The parking area south of Soldier Field includes a garage and a ground-level lot. The area is party central for tailgating fans. The area once was recommended by a mayoral task force as the site of the proposed Lucas Museum. Read the full story here.

What to know about the Bears’ possible move from Soldier Field — and which other suburbs are vying for the stadium

Miss anything this week? Catch up before kickoff.

Column: Montez Sweat’s impact on the Bears defense — especially against the pass — is undeniable
Bears Q&A: Would 7-10 save Matt Eberflus’ job? Is Chris Jones a possible free-agent target? Which QBs are in the 1st-round mix?
3 things we learned from the Bears, including Robbie Gould’s retirement
Bears Week 14 storylines: Kevin Warren’s influence, the downfield passing attack and a College Football Playoff firestorm


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