Posted October 21, 2012 on
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Kyle Vanden Bosch
Hard feelings? Bad blood?
The Chicago Bears and Detroit Lions for the most part did their best to downplay the idea leading into their game on Monday night.
It wasn't exactly an easy sell.
The way emotions boiled over the last time they met at Soldier Field, it's safe to wonder if sparks might fly this time, too.
If they do, players and coaches insisted it'll be because two division rivals are meeting in a game with quite a bit riding on the outcome and not because of the shenanigans last year.
The Bears (4-1) are trying to solidify their spot at the top of the NFC North, while the last-place Lions (2-3) are trying to jump back into the race.
''With anybody in our division, we're not going to like them and they're not going to like us,'' Bears quarterback Jay Cutler said. ''It's a game we want to win and they want to win. It means a lot to each side. We've got to do our best to go out and get the W.''
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Detroit Lions receiver Nate Burleson will miss the rest of the season after breaking his right leg during Monday night's 13-7 loss to the Chicago Bears.
Burleson was injured on a hit by Tim Jennings after a 16-yard catch in the third quarter with the Bears leading 13-0.
Losing him is a big blow for the Lions, who have lost four of five.
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It was indeed a very long night for the Detroit Lions.
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