Oh, oh, the lowly Detroit Lions come strolling into play. Or so we think. The Detroit Lions definitely got better this off season, from the upgrade at QB to the upgrades at OL. Not only that, but they have arguably the best WR in the NFL in Calvin Johnson.
I don't think this game is gonna be as easy as Bears fan might think/hope it to be. The Bears hate losing to the Lions but I'm not sure they're gonna come in as amped as they should be.
I think this game is gonna be pretty close for both ball clubs. I think the Lions are hungry, they WANT to win, not only that but they NEED to win. They need something for the city to believe in. But they're just not there yet. The Bears are just overall better.
I have a feeling Cutler will have a big game probably going over 300 yards for the 1st time in this game with as many as 3 TD's. And with a performance like that he's sure to give Matt Forte room to run. Who figures to go over 100 yards yet again with a score. But don't think that just because the Bears stats will be big, that Lions will not be either. I still think that Bears secondary will have some trouble this year and that the combination of either Culpepper and Johnson or Stafford and Johnson will provide some excitement. I have a feeling they will, either combo, hook for 2 TD's with Kevin Smith getting his yards as well.
Overall I see this game going the Bears way with a final of something in the ball park 28-17.
This brings their season record to 3-1, better than the 2-2 start from last year.