NFL: DETROIT (4-2) at CHICAGO (3-4) <h3>Lions look to end troubles on road</h3> Detroit (4-2) at Chicago (3-4) Sunday 1:00 pm EDT CHICAGO (Ticker) -- The Detroit Lions are 3-0 at home thisseason. But if they are going to be a legitimate playoffcontender, they have to play better on the road. The Lions try to shake off back-to-back road blowouts Sunday,when they visit the Chicago Bears in an NFC North battle. With running back Kevin Jones making his first start sinceDecember 10, the Lions rushed for a season-high 147 yards inlast week's 23-16 victory over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Jones, who missed Detroit's first two games of the season,rushed for 76 yards in his first start since undergoing surgeryin December for a foot injury. On defense, Detroit has been opportunistic, forcing 16takeaways, which is tied for the NFL lead. But the Lions have been outscored 90-24 in their last two roadgames, getting drubbed by the Philadelphia Eagles (56-21) andthe Washington Redskins (34-3). Detroit needs to reverse another trend as it has lost its lastto games in a Chicago by a combined score of 72-13. "We've got to play extremely well at home," Lions coach RodMarinelli said. "We've got great fans. I've got to figure outa way to go on the road and do a better job." The Lions are 4-2 for only the second time since Matt Millentook over as the team's president in 2001, but they don't to gettoo excited. They also started 4-2 in 2004, and finished 6-10. Chicago is coming off a dramatic victory, driving 97 yards inthe final two minutes without a timeout to defeat thePhiladelphia Eagles, 19-16, on Brian Griese's 15-yard touchdownpass to Muhsin Muhammad with nine seconds remaining. The win may have saved the for the Bears, who were looking atfalling to 2-5 in defense of their NFC title. Now, they hope toclimb back to .500 at the midpoint of the season. The Bears' defense showed marked improvement, allowing only onetouchdown after giving up 12 in the previous four games. Theweek before, Minnesota rookie Adrian Peterson ran wild againstthe Bears, scoring on TD runs of 73, 67 and 35 yards. The Bears are 2-2 since Griese replaced Rex Grossman at Detroiton September 30. In the first meeting between the teams, the Lions scored anNFL-record 34 points in the fourth quarter en route to a 37-27victory.