It hasn't been pretty for the Detroit Lions lately, but they've won three of their last four and at 9-3 they are in comfortable command of the NFC North. The list of injuries has been far shorter since the bye week compared to earlier in the season.
Week 14 brings a trip to take on the Chicago Bears, who have been playing better lately but are still just 4-8. Back in Week 11, the Lions needed a fourth quarter comeback to beat the Bears 31-26.
There are a couple notable injuries for the Lions this week. Center Frank Ragnow will be out after leaving last week's game against the Saints with a knee injury. Another notable absence, but not on the injury report or part of Sunday's inactives because he's not on the active roster, is Bruce Irvin. The veteran edge rusher is dealing with what was tabbed as a minor ankle injury, but he was not elevated from the practice squad on Saturday and thus he will not play.
On the positive side, linebacker Alex Anzalone did not have an injury designation for Sunday's game and is set to return after missing one game with a hand injury.
Week 14 inactives: Detroit Lions at Chicago Bears
Here are the Lions' Week 14 inactives.
- C Frank Ragnow
- DE Charles Harris
- CB Chase Lucas
- CB Steven Gilmore
- LB Trevor Nowaske
- WR Antoine Green
Charles Harris is a notable healthy scratch, for the second time this season. Defensive tackles Isaiah Buggs, Levi Onwuzurike and Brodric Martin are active. Buggs will play for the first time since Week 10, Onwuzurike is active for the second time since mid-October and the rookie Martin is in uniform for the second time this season.
And here are Sunday's inactives for the Bears.
- WR Equanimeous St. Brown
- QB Nathan Peterman
- DB Quindell Johnson
- OL Ja'Tyre Carter
- WR Collin Johnson
- DL Dominique Robinson