On the rebound

Olin Kreutz practiced on Friday and said if it's up to him he'll suit up against Detroit.

"Obviously I'd like to be out there, but I'm not going to make any guarantees," Olin Kreutz said following practice Friday.

While Kreutz will is a game time decision chances are he'll play.

Marty Booker has been upgraded to probable and will be out on the field for the first time in nearly a month.

Mike Green will also make his return after a two-game absence from the starting lineup.

Keith Traylor on Cameron Worrell are still listed as questionable and will be game time decisions.

Adrian Peterson has been ruled out of Sunday's game and will join Todd McMillon, who is sidelined with a hand injury, on the bench.

News and Notes
The Bears' three victories have come against teams with a combined record of 5-19. After Sunday's rematch against the 2-6 Lions, the Bears' remaining opponents have a combined record of 34-22.

BY THE NUMBERS: The Bears out-gained the Lions 261-260 in total yards two weeks ago during a 24-16 victory.

Last Sunday's 20-7 victory over the Chargers was the Bears' largest margin of victory in nearly two years.

The Bears have lost 11 straight road games.

The Bears are No. 31 in total offense; the Lions are No. 32.

QUOTE TO NOTE: "If you beat somebody up last week, now you're going to go walking in their neighborhood? You know they're sitting back there waiting for you. It's like when the Indians told Custer, 'C'mon down!' They're sitting there waiting for you. We're going into their neighborhood.

"It's tough to beat somebody on the road. You go through history, you've got to be able to win on the road. The generals that couldn't win on the road didn't last real long. Napoleon was great until he had to go win on the road, then it cost him. The same thing here. We've got to be able to go and win on the road." -- Defensive coordinator Greg Blache warning of the dangers awaiting the Bears in Detroit

STRATEGY AND PERSONNEL

--QB Kordell Stewart is back at the No. 2 spot behind Chris Chandler after spending three weeks at No. 3 behind rookie Rex Grossman. Stewart's marginal quad bruise was given as the reason he was first removed from the starting lineup, and the fact that he is not on the injury list for the first time in four weeks is ostensibly why he has been promoted.

--CB/KR Jerry Azumah leads the NFL with a 30.2-yard kickoff-return average. He had an 89-yard return for a TD two Sundays ago against he Lions.

--QB Chris Chandler completed 20 of 31 passes for 207 yards against the Lions on Oct. 26 without Marty Booker in the lineup.

--WR Justin Gage had a 21-yard TD grab and a 37-yard reception in the first game against the Lions.

--WR Dez White had 11 catches for 176 yards in two games vs. the Lions last season, but he had just three catches for 36 yards in the first game this season.


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