ALLEN PARK -- Center is a tough position. Just ask Travis Swanson. He really struggled as a first-time starter last year, and he wasn't even a rookie. Now look how much better he is with some experience this year. But the Lions...
The 8-4 Detroit Lions are set to host the 3-9 Chicago Bears at Ford Field. MLive.com's Nate Atkins, who covered the Bears last season before joining the Lions beat, breaks down the key matchups to watch.
Swanson hasn't practiced since suffering a brain injury in last week's win against New Orleans. He played every snap in that game, so it's unclear when he suffered the injury. Coach Jim Caldwell has declined to comment.
Levy hasn't played since Week 1 because of knee and quad issues, but increased his workload throughout the week and seemed to be doing even more Friday as the Detroit Lions wrapped up preparations for Chicago.
The Detroit Lions' newest cornerback, Asa Jackson has some quick catching up to do in the race to replace injured cornerback Quandre Diggs. But after the 2016 he's had, it's a challenge he'll gladly welcome.