Why this game is intriguing: In one of the NFL's most surprising divisions, the Chicago Bears have emerged as the best of the bunch thus far. Their opportunistic defense creates worry for any quarterback, and Jay Cutler and that offense are continuing to find cohesion. Yet Chicago's only loss came in the division at Green Bay, while the 4-2 Vikings will spend the season trying to prove they are real. What does that all mean? Nothing has been decided. At Soldier Field, with the country watching, this is a solid chance for the Bears to put away an NFC North foe.
What to watch: The problem with playing the Detroit Lions is that the game is never over. They are far from perfect -- quarterback Matthew Stafford has been far too inconsistent -- but playing them is never easy. As they showed against the Rams, the Titans (in a loss) and the Eagleslast week, every game is within reach. If Chicago gets up early, maybe taking advantage of a Stafford miscue, you might want to keep watching. As Stafford told me early in the year, the Lions feel confident they are still in every game, no matter the score. Look out late, Bears.