Found October 21, 2012 on
Fox Sports Detroit:
Kyle Vanden Bosch
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 in FOX analyst Brian Billicks weekly power rankings.
A week ago, the Lions were being written off following their 1-3 start. Now they can put themselves back in the playoff conversation with a second straight road victory.
We havent played our complete game yet, receiver Nate Burleson said. Thats going to be really exciting to watch. We still have a great game to show everybody whos waiting for it. It is coming.
If it comes Monday night, the Lions could create a logjam in the NFC North Division by bringing the first-place Bears (4-1) back to the pack.
It would be great, not only for us to be .500 but ev...
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After Matthew Stafford proudly displayed his “new shirt” during a Monday Night Football commercial that aired earlier in the year, ESPN has once again used the Lions QB in a new commercial that is set to air during tonight’s Monday Night Football broadcast.
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Despite a gutsy come-from-behind win that puts the Detroit Lions at 2-3 on the year, the biggest concern coming out of the game and heading into Monday Night is quarterback Matthew Stafford and his altered throwing motion. Even though the … Continue reading →
As a huge Detroit Lions fan I always get excited to see them getting publicity and being in commercials, but the more that these come out and the more games the Lions lose I start to wonder if they should be practicing more and shooting commercials less.Either way here are two new and funny “This is Sportcenter” commercials starring Matt Stafford and Georgia Bulldogs Mascot Hairy.
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It's not often that a region responds with angst to its team winning a football game, but that is exactly the case in New England.
Despite the Patriots slipping past the Jets with a 29-26 overtime victory on Sunday, there are plenty of Pats fans panicking, particularly because New England's defense -- especially the secondary -- continues to be an issue...
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In July I was enjoying a long weekend in Vegas and wandered into Harrah’s to take a look at the Super Bowl odds and I remember looking up and seeing the Lions were at 18-1 odds.I couldn’t believe what I was seeing because going into this season; I felt that the Lions had a great shot of getting to the Super Bowl. I didn’t bet on them because I am a Bears fan and that would...
Bears and Lions. Doesn’t exactly have the same aura as Bears and Packers but in this day the rivalry is just as big, if not bigger. Although the Bears players have taken the high road when asked about their hatred toward the Lions it no secret there is no love lost here.This Lions bunch has been labeled dirty -- no matter how much fourth-year quarterback Matthew Stafford wants...
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...
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Matthew Stafford‘s gorgeous former University of Georgia cheerleader who made sports blog “news” (do they make air quotes strong enough for...