NFL  > Chicago Bears  > So now Detroit; TRAP or TUNEUP?
November 30, 2010, 02:20 PM
So many people are saying that this Detroit game is a trap. I doubt it since they don't have their QB Matt Stafford (Mr. Incredible) among others available for the game. So I look at it like this; it will be a struggle since it's a conference game in the opponents stadium and we won the first game. The lions know they need to beat us to gain the respectiability that they crave so much since their disaster season two years ago. They have improved in many ways but not enough. They will definately test us in the trenches so I say that's just what we need is practice for our OL. This is just what we need to improve for NE and the Jets is more work for our OL, and in a game that the rest of the team should carry us on to victory. How could we ask for more? So let the Lions help us get better and challenge our OL (with Suh and co.) they will definately do that!!! As for a trap no, but I do look foreward to the day that the Lions and Bears are fighting it out for first place again. Go BEARS!!!
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November 30, 2010  11:00 PM ET

BGD: I don't think you have to worry about this game......since Stafford went down, the Lions have been mailing it in, looking for another high draft pick next year.....there is serious concern over Stafford's durability and drafting another QB is being debated in Detroit.....

December 1, 2010  12:48 PM ET

Oh if we could. Brainrants. If Detroit keeps getting the high picks for another 2 years I see playoffs in 3 or 4 for them as a wildcard. If and this is a big on Stafford can keep healthy. Realisticly they need an OL, and about 4 players of so on their D. The Bears should win but the Lions will make a game of it. I say 24-17 Chicago wins.

December 3, 2010  12:13 AM ET

Belive it or not I always fear playing the Lions at Detroit. It's usually a game we should win but has the possiblilty of defeat for the Bears all over it. This one is no different. It all depends on our OL vs Detroit's DL which is much improved. If the Bears loose disaster is in the air that's for sure.

December 3, 2010  03:37 AM ET

We're in a dog fight for the NFCN - a wildcard isn't likely with our poor record in the conference. Put it this way, if we lose to Detroit it's all over. Stick a fork in the Bears. We have improved considerably since beating the Lions in Chicago, they haven't. Bears to roll over the kitties.

December 3, 2010  03:04 PM ET

I tried to post this on the times net but it didn't like me and wouldn't let me write there. An article was talking about how good our assistant coaches are. I agree whole heartedly but I've also noticed something else. Lovie has several times changed his mind on certain things (From this year compared to others.) that I'm sure he is being influenced by our new asstistants. As long as we can keep them, (And they are doing a good job in not letting Lovie mess things up.) I'm inclined to keep Lovie since if he goes so do all these other men. However if they are hired away from the Bears, I say bye bye Lovie. Opinions???

December 3, 2010  03:08 PM ET

I hope this "dogfight" lasts untill the last game, so the Packers decides it. I hated it when Lovie "threw" the last game a couple of years ago. I know he was protecting against injuries but I think the players got rusty a little bit and might have been more efficient against the Colts in the Super Bowl if they had had the extra work.

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December 4, 2010  01:35 AM ET

He didn't "Throw it", he just kept his starters out. This was the year of the Super Bowl and I know what he did. So do others.

December 4, 2010  01:37 AM ET

So what do you call it when he kept all his healthy key starters out? He might not of actually thrown it but it's close enough in my book. And yes I know and remember it. And so do others it was the year of the Super Bowl against the Packers. Remember now? Anyone else???

December 4, 2010  01:59 AM ET

At least we have the home field against the Pats and Jets. I don't think the Packers would let us have another one in Chicago since we've already played one here but if we meet in the playoffs and have a better record than them we could meet in Chicago then!!! It amazes me that people resort to profanity and insulting people so easily. Sad.

December 4, 2010  03:05 PM ET

I don't see this game as a tuneup game but it very well could be a trap game, Detroit is a capable team that if underestimated by Chicago, could realistically win this one.

December 5, 2010  04:37 AM ET

Someone I just read asked if we see the Lions scoring more than 10 points on the Bears defense and the Bears O scoring 14 points on the Lions. Hmm. Lions are starting a 3rd string Qb and multiple other injuries. The Bears are starting Roach at LB. I see the Bears scoring 24 points or more and the Lions scoring 10 points or less. The know how much they need this game with 3 possible losses in the next 4 games coming up.

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December 5, 2010  12:24 PM ET

We'll be alright.

December 5, 2010  04:10 PM ET

Trap it was and the Lions almost won it too. We have a very effective ball control offense. Something Martz has NEVER been known for. If the Lions played like this every week they would have won twice as many games this season. If we can go .500, 50% or 2-2 we should be in the playoffs with an 11-5 record. Especially if we beat Green Bay in the last game. I think we have a better chance of beating the Jets than NE. Elite QB's are just harder to beat in my opinion.

 
December 5, 2010  04:27 PM ET
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Trap it was and the Lions almost won it too. We have a very effective ball control offense. Something Martz has NEVER been known for. If the Lions played like this every week they would have won twice as many games this season. If we can go .500, 50% or 2-2 we should be in the playoffs with an 11-5 record. Especially if we beat Green Bay in the last game. I think we have a better chance of beating the Jets than NE. Elite QB's are just harder to beat in my opinion.

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