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Chicago Bears (3-0) at Detroit Lions (2-1)
The Bears are 3-0, but they were favored in all 3 games. Their “vaunted” defense has forced a league low 9 punts all season. Yes, they have 11 takeaways, but their combined punts forced and takeaways is just 20, which is also one of the worst in the NFL. In terms of preventing their opponents from moving the chains on any given 1st and 10, they are right around 75%, very middle of the pack, which is right around where their improved offense is as well. They can’t continue relying on takeaways and recovering 75% of fumbles they force. It’s very possible they miss Lovie Smith’s defensive leadership. Over 30 veterans Charles Tillman, Julius Peppers, and Lance Briggs are all disappointing. And now they’re without Henry Melton. This is a very shaky 3-0.
Detroit, meanwhile, is 2-1, but I think they’re playing a little bit better. They are converting 1st and 10 for another first down about 76% of the time, while allowing their opponents to do so a...
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The Bears are close to settling on a roster replacement for injured defensive tackle Henry Melton, although it will be hard for any committee of players to be able replace his value. Melton tore his ACL Sunday night against the Steelers. According to Brad Biggs of the Chicago Tribune, Chicago brought Landon Cohen in for a workout on Tuesday, and are expected to sign him .
The world can be a dark and scary place at times. This statement holds especially true when you enter week four of your fantasy football season with a largely inconsistent or unproven roster.
If one is to have any lingering questions or concerns regarding his or her team’s stability at the running back position, then that is usually the key issue at hand for fantasy owners, and...
Normally, I try to write in a completely objective manner. Twice per year, however, I am treated to a bitter rivalry dating back to 1930 between the Detroit Lions and Chicago Bears. Let’s look at the headlines, shall we?
Key Matchups: Ndamukong Suh vs Kyle Long.
It was reported by Lions beat writer Tim Twentyman this week that Long was drafted with Suh in mind. This will be a good...
DETROIT -- Knee injury? What knee injury?
That had to be what the Chicago Bears defenders were asking themselves as they mostly watched Lions running back Reggie Bush run for 139 yards on 18 carries, an impressive 7.7 average.
One of those runs was a 37-yard touchdown dash late in the second quarter in which Bush looked like an Olympic hurdler, leaping over Bears as they tried...
Reggie Bush is absolutely tearing it up on Sunday against the Bears, racking up 112 yard on 11 carries in the first half. One of those carries resulted in a touchdown, and it was an extremely impressive one. Watch Bush hurdle a Bears defender on his way to a sick 37-yard TD run.
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Bears starting quarterback Jay Cutler is in the final year of the extension he signed in 2009 and has the team off to a 3-0 start. But there have been no contract talks so far in-season and the Bears have said they will table any negotiations until after the season. Agents for several of the team's potential free agents said they expected the team to wait until January to try...
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...
Lions cornerback Rashean Mathis has left Sunday's game against the Chicago Bears because of a possible head injury.
The 6-foot-1 Mathis, who signed with Detroit before this season after 10 years with Jacksonville, went down in the first quarter. He was able to walk off the field but was being evaluated for a while on the sideline. He eventually started walking around with a...
DETROIT - If the Chicago Bears really want someone to block Ndamukong Suh so badly, they need Nick Fairley.
Fairley was the only one who could contain Suh Sunday afternoon.
It was late in the third quarter when Suh forced a sack-fumble that resulted in Fairleys 4-yard scoop-and-score in the Lions 40-32 victory at Ford Field.
Suh raced off the field while Fairley and the rest of...
The Chicago Bears have signed six-year veteran defensive tackle Landon Cohen to take the roster spot of Henry Melton, who has been placed on injured reserve.
The Chicago Bears and Detroit Lions will meet on Sunday, and Calvin Johnson has made it clear how he feels about his opponent. Johnson straight up told reporters on Thursday that he “can’t stand” the Bears, which is probably how players should feel about division rivals. “It’s easy to have a dislike for them,” Johnson […]
This is just wrong. It's wrong that someone threw something onto the field during the game. Come on! What are we? Soccer fans overseas?
It's also wrong that someone wasted a really expensive beer by throwing it at someone.
Let's be real here. A ticket low enough to actually be able to do that is pretty expensive. Maybe the person was...
Chicago Bears tight end Martellus Bennett likened coach Mark Trestman to Willy Wonka. This fan-made "Pure Imagination" cover is the result.
Reggie Bush's return more than made up for the loss of Nate Burleson.
Bush's 37-yard touchdown run helped Detroit score 27 points in the second quarter and he accounted for 173 yards of offense to help the Lions beat the Chicago Bears 40-32 on Sunday.
Detroit (3-1) moved into a first-place tie with Chicago (3-1) in the NFC North. The Lions scored 24 straight points, including...
In case you missed it, a player nicknamed “The Black Unicorn” – Bears TE Martellus Bennett – recently said Bears head coach Marc Trestman reminds him of Willy Wonka. Chicago loves its Bears and loves its CFL import coaches even more so Twitter user Jesús in Chicago did a little magic and came up with the below video tribute to the Trestman/Wonka mash-up (via Shutdown Corner...