The NFL schedule has a few big games in Week 4, including the Seattle Seahawks venturing away from home for the first time since Week 1 for a matchup against the Houston Texans in what could be one of the games of the week. The Seahawks are 3-0 and the Texans are 2-1 and this could potentially by a Super Bowl preview, something that Ed Reed said could go down.
The Chicago Bears are playing against the Detroit Lions on Sunday in a another tough divisional matchup and after winning their first three games on the strength of Jay Cutler and their defense, they will be tested on the road as the high powered Lions offense works the turf at Ford Field on Sunday at 1pm with the game being televised on Fox.
The Bears have been playing much better at the beginning of the season this year than last and one of the main reasons is due to the new offense from Marc Trestman and that has opened things up for Jay Cutler, who looks more comfortable than he has in years and has been playing as consistent as he did when he was back in Denver and he could be the key to the team winning the division.
The Bears have already won one division game in the NFC North this season with a tight 31-30 victory over the Vikings and now they will play against the Lions on the road in an important game as well. The Bears are playing balanced football and the defense has been playing very well and after two close wins, including a comeback over the Bengals in Week 1, the team dominated the Pittsburgh Steelers last week on Sunday night football. After the Lions game the team will host the New Orleans Saints at home and then has the New York Giants on Sunday night at Soldier Field as well the following week. The NFC East tour continues with a road game against the Washington Redskins and that leads the Bears into their bye week.
The team will play two Monday night football games in the second half of the season and the first one will be on the road against the Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field on ESPN and then the team will play against the Lions and the Baltimore Ravens at home before hitting the road again. The team will play two straight games away from Soldier Field against the St. Louis Rams and the Minnesota Vikings and then the team has its second Monday night football game of the year.
The Cowboys will come to Soldier Field for a primetime matchup on ESPN and then the final stretch of the season includes two division games for the Bears. The team plays on the road against the Cleveland Browns in Week 15 and then the team travels to play the Philadelphia Eagles before finishing at home against the division rival Green Bay Packers. The Bears always play tough games with the Packers and that game could be one that helps decide the divisional crown in the North, much like how the NFC East was decided last season with the Redskins and the Cowboys.