The Times’ NFL writer, Sam Farmer, examines this week’s matchups. Lines according to Pregame.com (O/U = over/under). Last week’s record 11-5 (.688); season 137-71 (.659). Using point spreads with the scores Farmer predicted, the record against the spread last week would have been 8-8 (.500); season 101-97-10 (.510).
CHICAGO BEARS (4-9) at DETROIT LIONS (7-6)
Saturday, 1:30 p.m.
TV: NFL Network.
Line: Lions by 5 1/2. O/U: 44.
The Bears should be able to run the ball against Detroit. But the Lions are rolling on offense. They’ll put this game on the right arm of Matthew Stafford and let him...