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Detroit Lions (2-3) at Chicago Bears (4-1)
This week, I put the Bears 1st in my Power Rankings. With the exception of the Thursday Night loss to Green Bay, the Bears have looked great this season, winning every game by 16 or more and only surrendering 7 sacks in 4 games. While you can’t completely ignore what happened on Thursday Night Football, it’s unreasonable to put too much stock into one game when a team has had 3 days to prepare on the road.
In their other 4 games, with the exception of Jacksonville, who they destroyed in Jacksonville in a potential trap game, they’ve played good opponents. Dallas should be a playoff contender right until the very end. They beat them by 16 in Dallas. Blowout wins over Indianapolis and St. Louis didn’t look impressive at the time, but now they do. Jay Cutler is now 9-1 in his last 10 games, including 22-10 dating back to 2010, including the 2 postseason games that year. Every year, one team goes from out of the playoffs to a first round bye. A...
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Chicago Bears wide receiver Brandon Marshall thinks the media has the wrong impression of quarterback Jay Cutler.Marshall, who also played with Cutler in Denver from 2006-08, doesn't want his quarterback to ever change."I don't think him being fiery or being passionate or wanting to win is misunderstood but the part of maybe him not being a good teammate -- that part...
Get ready for the ‘Hester Package’ Juan…With Alshon Jeffery out for a few more weeks, we could see more Hester than we originally thought. The Bears seem to have more confidence then I do in the KR/WR. I think Hester could be used in some gadget plays and sparingly throughout the game, but his value is tied to punt and kick returns. Hester is the best returner in the...
Coming off a season-saving, confidence-building overtime victory at Philadelphia, the Detroit Lions head to Chicago to take on the Bears in a Monday Night match-up between bitter rivals.
Here are five storylines to watch:
1. Perceptions change so rapidly in the NFL. After a shaky Week 2 loss to Green Bay, the Bears were getting ripped and downgraded. Now theyre back up to No. 4...
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...
The Detroit Lions and Chicago Bears will meet for the 165th time ever on Monday night.
The Bears lead the all-time series 94-65-5. Last season, they split the season series with Detroit winning the first game 24-13 in Week Five and Chicago winning the second game 37-13 in Week Ten.
The Bears are coming off a bye week and are currently on a three-game winning streak outscoring opponents...
Professional athletes, for the most part, live their daily lives without having to stress about surviving financially. Thanks in large part to the Chicago Bears, one Lake Villa family will be able to live with a little less financial burden.William Chris Pettry was murdered in the early morning of Oct. 7, in Jacksonville, where he had planned to watch his beloved Chicago Bears take...
When a team can put up the sort of offensive numbers that the Detroit Lions can, it is easy to ignore what they do defensively. So far in the 2012 season, the Lions defense is giving up an average of 324 yards of total offense, good enough for ninth best in the league.
The strength of the Lions’ defense lies in its front four. Defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh is still a terror...
It appears Detroit Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh did the right thing after all by making the first call to 911 when he was involved in a two-car incident last week on the Southfield Freeway.
Suh called 911 at 6:28 a.m. Oct. 11 after the Range Rover he was driving collided with the 1999 Ford Escort that Stephen Vines, 43, of Livonia was driving. Vines called 911 at 6:29 a...
Bears coach Lovie Smith said wide receiver/kick returner Devin Hester, bothered by a sore quad, is probable for Monday night's game against the Lions at Soldier Field.
With the Redskins and Bills being fined $20,000 each this week for violating the league's rules on injury reports, Smith almost literally read from the script after practice Saturday. ''We've...
If one was struggling to locate a list of top running backs in the NFL they would only need to review the Detroit Lions schedule -- making the task of stopping Monday night's opposing running back Matt Forte a challenge, but not necessarily foreign.
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We discuss the release of Chris Williams, as well as who will replace Alshon Jeffery and more. We also break down this week's NFC North matchup between the Bears and Lions with Mike Mady of Roar Report.
With injuries afflicting the team's defensive backfield, sixth-round draft choice Jonte Green will likely see the field against Jay Cutler and Chicago's offense Monday night. Jim Schwartz commented on Green's improvement at practice this week.
In this week's broadcast we talk about one of the last remnants of the Jerry Angelo, the departure of Chris Williams. We talk about the need for Earl Bennett to step up in the absence of Alshon Jeffery.
Plus we break down the rest of games left on the Bears schedule and get a full preview of the Monday Night game againsts Detroit.