Matt Bowen of The National Football Post and Chicago Tribune said Peppers’ first hit on Johnson essentially took the wide receiver out of the rest of the game.
In this video, you can see as Johnson abruptly changes directions at the last second and misses the tackle to avoid getting laid out by Peppers.
It’s been brewing since the Monday night game last month. In fact, the kindling for this fire was sparked with Calvin Johnson’s non-catch in the opener last year. The Bears and Lions don’t like each other and Sunday it boiled over.
Regular season games don’t get much bigger than this one.
With the Packers moving to 5-0, it’s imperative that the Bears get a win tonight in Detroit. A loss would leave two undefeated teams at the top of the division. Plus, both of those teams at this point would have tie-breakers against the Bears. Even if you think that winning the division is a fantasy, there’s still the issue of the wildcard. If the Bears want to be in that conversation, a win is essential. Here’s what I’m watching in this pivotal matchup:
As the Bears offense struggles to find its identity, CBS Sports football analyst Boomer Esiason thinks the Bears should just stick to what works.
As the Bears head to Detroit to take on the undefeated Lions as the nation watches on Monday Night Football, head coach Love Smith isn’t buying the hype that this is a “must-win” game.
Matt Bowen of The National Football Post and Chicago Tribune thinks the Bears Cover-2 defensive scheme may be the way to stop the 6-foot-5-inch receiver who has eight touchdowns through the first four games of the season.
Among changes for the next NFL season, whenever that is, are more suspensions for illegal hits, and possible adjustments to instant replays and kickoffs.
The Bears are looking for their fifth straight win as they visit Detroit. They made their mark as a top NFC contender after defeating the Eagles last week and the Lions are starting their third string quarterback. If the Bears continue to play as well as they did against Philadelphia, this could be an easy win.
The Detroit Lions have two wins this season. One of their many losses came against the Bears in week one. Despite that and a much more improved Bears team, Lion’s receiver Nate Burleson has guaranteed a win.
CHICAGO — The NFL expects to review the catch rule that cost Lions receiver Calvin Johnson a potential winning touchdown in a season-opening loss to Chicago. The play was ruled a no-catch. After Johnson went […]
ALLEN PARK, Mich. — The NFL is standing behind how a buzz-creating call was handled in the Detroit-Chicago game. Lions coach Jim Schwartz refuses to make a fuss about it. Jacksonville Jaguars coach Jack Del […]
Calvin Johnson, by the letter of NFL rule, should still be waiting patiently in the end zone this morning — with the ball, after catching it cleanly there with two feet down, taking a couple […]
CHICAGO (AP) – The Chicago Bears seemed intent on giving this game away. But in the end they still found a way to hang on for the win. Jay Cutler threw for 372 yards and […]