2012 NFL Week 11 Preview: Packers vs. Lions, Bears vs. 49ers
GB @ Detroit- Green Bay comes to Detroit in a decisive NFC North contest. The Lions fell to 4-5 after their loss to Minnesota and face a must win. Detroit’s playoff hopes would truly begin to fade with a loss on Sunday, and although they’d be mathematically alive it is basically a necessity to come out victorious.
Green Bay will have to slow down the league’s number two offense, while the Lions futile secondary will have to do their best on the Packers’ receiving corps. Jordy Nelson will be a go after being held back for a few weeks, while the Packers will continue to be without Clay Matthews and Charles Woodson on the defensive side of the ball.
CHI@SF- In what has the potential to be a defensive brawl, the Bears head to San Francisco to take on the 49ers. San Fran QB Alex Smith is scheduled to undergo his final set of concussion tests before Sunday’s game, and all signs point to his availability for the contest. Smith’s absence would bring an interesting factor to the game because of Chicago’s QB situation.
Jay Cutler has been ruled out with a concussion, passing the torch to Jason Campbell, who seems to have trouble passing anything to anybody. The Bears face an uphill battle with their backup QB against the league’s number 1 scoring defense, but the 49ers won’t have anything easy against Chicago’s number 2 ranked scoring defense.
The Minnesota Vikings will be enjoying their week 11 bye and looking to get in shape for a late season playoff run.