Coming off their first postseason appearance in 12 years, expectations are high in Detroit, but are they justified? That’s debatable.
As the Bears prepare to take on the Detroit Lions on Monday Night Football, many are comparing the merits of the two polarizing quarterbacks.
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Aaron Rodgers took every hit the Detroit Lions could dish out. He just kept throwing — and winning.
This weekend’s matchup between the Bears and the Chargers could be categorized as the tale of two teams heading in drastically different directions.
Before Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford threw four interceptions to the Bears defense on Sunday, he had thrown just four picks on the entire season.
In the wake of the Bears-Lions brawl that led to D.J. Moore’s ejection from Sunday’s win, one NFL expert doesn’t think there will be any suspensions — just strong fines.
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.
Bears Coach Lovie Smith said Monday morning that the Detroit Lions’ Matthew Stafford should have been ejected along with D.J. Moore during a rough play, but the real story is the Bears’ strong playing that led to victory.
Sunday it was the Bears making the statement, bringing the Lions back down to Earth with a 37-13 pounding at Soldier Field.
And just like that, the Bears get a redemption win versus the Lions and now sit at 6-3. With winnable games ahead, it’s not hard to imagine the Bears win as many as 11 or 12 games this year. Was it a truly great showing? Not by any means, as the offense had plenty of problems, but the Bears used their defense and special teams yet again under Lovie Smith to cruise to another division victory.
The final score reads 24-13, but it might as well have been 240-13. As poor as the Lions played, nobody in the Chicagoland thought the Bears had a snowball’s chance in pulling that one out after the Lions went up 21-10. The offensive line was outmatched, and almost the entire defense failed to show up Monday night. From there, the rest just fell into place.
As the Bears offense struggles to find its identity, CBS Sports football analyst Boomer Esiason thinks the Bears should just stick to what works.
Leading the charge for the physical battle will be Lions defensive tackle, Ndamukong Suh, who is notorious for his dirty play. Chicago Bears radio analyst Tom Thayer said the Bears should go shot for shot with Suh.
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.
t will be a showdown in Motown on Monday night, when the Chicago Bears take on the undefeated Detroit Lions in the “2nd place in the NFC North” bowl.
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.