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Linebacker Lance Briggs has two interceptions returned for touchdowns.
The final game of Week 7 is a clash between two NFC North teams.
The Chicago Bears are one of the NFC’s surprising teams as they sit 4-1 atop their division.
They are second in the league in scoring, averaging almost 30 points a game. Jay Cutler is having an average season with seven touchdowns and seven interceptions.
Michael Bush is showing why the Bears signed him to back up Matt Forte. In replacement for Forte, Bush has 206 yards and three touchdowns.
Yet, the defense has stepped up big time. They are first in points allowed per game with 14.2 and rushing yards allowed with 65.8. They have a total of 13 interceptions, five of which were returned for touchdowns.
This Lions offense is a shell of what it was last year. Matt Stafford has thrown for only four touchdowns and Calvin Johnson has only one touchdown reception, which came on a throw from backup quarterback Shaun Hill.
Teams are double teaming Megatron, forcing Stafford to throw to Titus Young and the aging Nate Burleson.
The defense isn’t doing them any favors. They are allowing 27.4 points per game. The defense has only 12 sacks and two interceptions, which is 18th and 27th in the league respectively.
If things keep going south for the Lions, it will prove that they were a fluke last year. With Megatron and Stafford leading the offense, the Lions are too good and too young to fail. A win on Monday will pull them within a game of the Bears.