Here’s a look at the Week 6 matchups around the NFC North. The Chicago Bears are on a bye and do not play.
Detroit Lions (1-3) at Philadelphia Eagles (3-2)
The Lions emerge from their bye to face the Eagles in Philadelphia. Detroit needs a win to halt a three-game losing streak. Their last loss was at home to the Minnesota Vikings. They haven’t won since week one. Having been to the playoffs last season and coming into this season with high expectations, they would be digging a big hole with a loss. It would leave them at least 3 games behind division leaders Bears and Vikings.
The Eagles dropped a close game at Pittsburgh last week. The Eagles are looking for more consistency. After a close week 1 win over the underdog Browns, Philadelphia came home and beat the Baltimore Ravens. They followed that up with a loss at Arizona and then a win at home against the New York Giants.
Eagles QB Michael Vick is also looking to establish some consistency. He has six TD’s and six INT’s on the season. Vick has been sacked 14 times and has endured a few dings. He is not taking off and running at will as he once did and the Eagles offensive line hasn’t been great. They have to find a way to protect Vick against a potent Detroit defensive line. Despite the Lions’ struggles, they still feature very good pass rushers in Ndomakong Suh and Kyle Vanden Bosch.