This Sunday, there is no Lions football.
It's not a bye week, not Thanksgiving, nor the offseason. It's merely a harbinger for Monday Night Football.
The Detroit Lions are the co-stars of the weekly Monday night game for the first time in a decade, and if that weren't enough, they enter the game with a record of 4-0 for the first time in over three decades.
Suffice to say, there will be some excitement surrounding the game.
But hype aside, this is still a regular season football game that needs to be played, and the Chicago Bears are still a team to be taken seriously. All the excitement will turn around in a hurry if the Lions lose this game on national television.
Here are five matchups the Lions must win to help prevent that from happening.