|QB Kyle Orton||Ankle||Doubtful|
|CB Charles Tillman||Shoulder||Questionable|
|S Mike Brown||Calf||Probable|
|LB Hunter Hillenmeyer||Thumb||Probable||WR Brandon Lloyd||Knee||Probable|
|S Danieal Manning||Hamstring||Probable|
|LB Colin Allred||Groin||Questionable|
|LB Keith Bulluck||Chest||Questionable|
|CB Chris Carr||Shoulder||Questionable|
|DE Kyle Vanden Bosch||Groin||Questionable|
|QB Kerry Collins||Ankle||Probable|
|DE William Hayes||Illness||Probable|
Bears Offense vs. Titans Defense
Linebacker Keith Bulluck (chest) was injured against the Packers. Since Colin Allred (groin) is also banged up, Ryan Fowler may need to be in the mix for Bullock if he cannot play. Defensive end Kyle Vanden Bosch's (groin) status is also in question. Dave Ball would likely see more reps if Vanden Bosch is limited. Bullock and Vanden Bosch will be huge losses if they cannot play. Return specialist Chris Carr (shoulder) has been a big contributor (28 yards per kickoff return). The Titans will miss him badly if he cannot play.
Opposing teams have moved the ball against the Titans defense. The problem has been scoring. The Bears will need to execute, especially in the red zone. Tight ends Desmond Clark and Greg Olsen will be keys in run-blocking situations, as well as serving as a safety valve for Grossman. Turnovers have been a problem for Grossman in the past. The Titans have an opportunistic defense (plus-10 turnover ratio) that prides itself on taking away the football.
Titans Offense vs. Bears Defense
Safety Mike Brown left last week's game with a calf injury. Rookie Craig Steltz replaced Brown and made a key interception at the goal line. Brown is showing progress, and the Bears are hopeful for his return this Sunday. Linebacker Nick Roach started last week for Hunter Hillenmeyer (thumb) and held up well. Hillenmeyer returned to practice this week but might be eased back into the lineup. Nickel defender Danieal Manning returned to full practice. His health is important for depth at safety and also as a return specialist, where Pro Bowler Devin Hester has had a disappointing season.
The Titans are the third-ranked rushing team in the league (149.1 yards per game). Backs Chris Johnson (715 rushing yards) and LenDale White (10 touchdowns) are sharing over 30 carries per game. They represent the biggest two-headed rushing challenge the Bears have faced since the Falcons' Michael Turner and Jerious Norwood. Look for the Titans to see what they can get against the Bears' sixth-ranked rush defense before finding out what holes remain in their 30th-ranked pass defense. Expect the Bears to load up against the run and dare Collins to find former Bears wide receiver Justin Gage to beat them.
Michael Nudo writes his Injury Report Analysis feature every Friday exclusively for BearReport.com.