Matthew Stafford

Calvin Johnson. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

Durkin: Know Your Opponent – Detroit Lions

Coming off their first postseason appearance in 12 years, expectations are high in Detroit, but are they justified? That’s debatable.

CBS Chicago–10/17/2012

Jay Cutler or Matthew Stafford. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Cutler Or Stafford? Simms Prefers Cutler Because ‘He’s An Angry Guy’

As the Bears prepare to take on the Detroit Lions on Monday Night Football, many are comparing the merits of the two polarizing quarterbacks.

CBS Chicago–10/16/2012

Andrew Luck. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Harris On Fantasy Football: Buy Low While The Iron Is Cold

This is a perfect “cold iron” situation for teams that start the likes of Jay Cutler, Matt Schaub, Alex Smith, and Joe Flacco.

CBS Chicago–10/10/2012

Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler throws against the Detroit Lions in the first quarter of an NFL football game in Detroit, Monday, Oct. 10, 2011. (AP Photo/Duane Burleson)

Twitter Throwdown: Who’s The Better Quarterback – Cutler Or Stafford?

Who’s The Better Quarterback – Jay Cutler Or Matthew Stafford?

CBS Chicago–10/08/2012

Aaron Rodgers. (Credit: Getty Images.)

Fantasy Football: Top 10 NFL Quarterbacks

The keyword is “upside.” And these guys have it. Here are the top 10 fantasy football quarterbacks for the 2012 NFL season.


Aaron Rodgers roles out to pass during the game against the Detroit Lions. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Packers Beat Lions 27-15 To Improve To 11-0

Aaron Rodgers took every hit the Detroit Lions could dish out. He just kept throwing — and winning.


Jay Cutler

Thayer: No Trap Game For Bears

This weekend’s matchup between the Bears and the Chargers could be categorized as the tale of two teams heading in drastically different directions.

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Julius Peppers sacks Matthew Stafford.(Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Arkush: Lions Were ‘Just Terrible’

Before Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford threw four interceptions to the Bears defense on Sunday, he had thrown just four picks on the entire season.

670 The Score–11/16/2011

The Bears and Lions brawl at Soldier Field. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Lombardi: Suspensions Unlikely From Bears-Lions Fight

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.

670 The Score–11/16/2011

The Bears and Lions brawl at Soldier Field. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Holmes: A Rivalry Is Born

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.

670 The Score–11/14/2011

Lovie Smith.  (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Lovie: Stafford Should Have Been Ejected Too

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.

CBS Chicago–11/14/2011

Matthew Stafford is chased by Lance Briggs. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Hoge: Stafford’s Frustration Boils Over As Bears Dominate

Sunday it was the Bears making the statement, bringing the Lions back down to Earth with a 37-13 pounding at Soldier Field.

CBS Chicago–11/13/2011

Corey Graham celebrates an interception in the end zone with Brian Urlacher.  (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Shepkowski: The Good, Bad and Ugly of Bears-Lions

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.

670 The Score–11/13/2011

Jay Cutler is sacked during the first quarter by Kyle Vanden Bosch at Ford Field on October 10, 2011 in Detroit, Michigan. Detroit won the game 24-13.  (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Shepkowski: The Good, Bad and Ugly of Bears-Lions

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.

670 The Score–10/11/2011

Matt Forte.  (Photo by Wesley Hitt/Getty Images)

Esiason To Bears: Do What Works

As the Bears offense struggles to find its identity, CBS Sports football analyst Boomer Esiason thinks the Bears should just stick to what works.

670 The Score–10/10/2011

Detroit Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh (90) is called for unnecessary roughness on Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler (6) late in the second half of the NFL football game in Detroit, Sunday , Dec. 5, 2010. Chicago won 24-20. (AP Photo/Rick Osentoski)

Thayer: Ndamukong Suh Is Cheap

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.

670 The Score–10/10/2011

Mark Anderson #97 and Nick Roach #53 of the Chicago Bears hit Matthew Stafford #9 of the Detroit Lions after a pass on October 4, 2009 at Soldier Field in Chicago, Illinois. The Bears defeated the Lions 48-24. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Bowen: Bears Must Pressure QB

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.

670 The Score–10/06/2011

Calvin Johnson. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Durkin: Know Your Opponent – Detroit Lions

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.

CBS Chicago–10/06/2011

Chicago Bears running back Chester Taylor (29) avoids a tackle by Detroit Lions linebacker Ashlee Palmer (58) to score during the first quarter of an NFL football game at Ford Field in Detroit, Sunday, Dec. 5, 2010. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

Bears Looking For Fifth Straight Win In Detroit

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.


Nate Burleson

Lions Receiver Guarantees Win Over Bears

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.