Found September 29, 2013 on Football Extra Points:
Chicago Bears Head Coach Marc Trestman tried to downplay the importance of beating divisional foe Detroit Lions this week, saying that each game is just as important as the next.However, wins against division opponents are bigger than most. It can mean the difference between making the playoffs and staying at home as the division record is the first tie breaker. Handing losses to divisional opponents also keeps them down in the overall standings. So I'll argue wins against those in your division are more important than most.And if the Bears want to beat the LionsSunday afternoon in their building to get one of those wins, the defense is going to have play better than it did against the Pittsburgh Steelers last week. Sure the Bears defense forced five turnovers, and it helped them bury the Steelers in the only statistic that really matters  - the final score. However, the defense also gave up more than 450 yards in offense against Ben Roethlisberger and ... who?Bears cornerb...
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