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Three days after their 23-16 loss to the Green Bay Packers, the Bears return to the practice field Wednesday to begin preparing for Sunday's home game against the Detroit Lions.

The Bears (3-6) have lost two straight games and four of six since a Week 3 overtime win over the Pittsburgh Steelers at Soldier Field. They are 2-3 at home this season.

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Bears quarterback Mitchell Trubisky rolls out against the Packers.

The Lions (5-4) are tied with the Packers (5-4) for second place in the NFC North behind the Vikings (7-2). Detroit is 3-1 on the road this season and has won two straight over the Packers and Browns after losing three in a row to the Panthers, Saints and Steelers.

The Lions are led by quarterback Matthew Stafford, who has completed 62.6 percent of his passes for 2,461 yards with 17 touchdowns, five interceptions and a 96.3 passer rating that ranks 10th in the NFL.

The Bears lead the all-time series with the Lions 97-72-5 but have lost seven of the last eight matchups. The Bears lost the last meeting 20-17 on Dec. 11, 2016 at Ford Field. The Bears turned a 13-3 deficit into a 17-13 lead with a pair of touchdowns on Matt Barkley's 31-yard pass to Cameron Meredith and Cre'von LeBlanc's 24-yard interception return. But Stafford's 7-yard TD run up the middle with 3:17 remaining lifted the Lions, enabling them to split the season series.

Entering Week 11 the Bears rank 29th in offense (9th rushing and 31st passing) and 9th in defense (15th against the run and 10th versus the pass). The Lions rank 15th in offense (29th rushing and 8th passing) and 22nd in defense (10th against the run and 25th versus the pass).

ChicagoBears.com will provide all the latest news throughout the week from Halas Hall. Coach John Fox will address the media Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. Quarterback Mitchell Trubisky and offensive coordinator Dowell Loggains will be available Wednesday, while defensive coordinator Vic Fangio and special-teams coordinator Jeff Rodgers will speak Thursday.

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