Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson was chuckling when he said it but he meant what he said.
"It's easy to have dislike for them" he said Thursday. "It's not hard at all."
Here's why it's easy for the Lions and especially Johnson to dislike the Bears. Detroit has lost nine out of the last 10 games to Chicago and since Johnson arrived on the scene in 2007 the Lions are 3-9 though Johnson didn't play in one of the wins in 2007.
And no team in the NFC North has defended Johnson better than the Bears. In 11 games Johnson has averaged just 72.8 receiving yards against them. He set an NFL season record with 1964 receiving yards last year but only 106 came against Chicago.
"Can't stand it" he said when asked how all that suffering fuels this rivalry. "For one thing they fill (our) stadium a lot. There's always a lot of Bears fans and that's one reason we can't stand it.
"But we will have a good showing this week. We've had two good practices so far. Guys are focused in. We don't like t...