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This is the most important game of the Detroit Lions’ season.
For the first time in ten years, Monday Night Football will kick off from Detroit, Michigan. If an appearance on Monday night somehow isn’t enough to get the Lions fired up, they need only to think back to the two heartbreaking losses they suffered at the hands of the Chicago Bears last season.
On both occasions, Detroit had the upper hand in the game, only to see victory slip through their fingers.
Even beyond the Lions’ 2011 quest for revenge, this rivalry has intensified over the last few years. As the Lions try to rise up out of the NFC North basement, the Bears are determined to defend their territory as the class of the division.
This game will be a war.
There will be pushing, shoving, personal fouls, hard hits and everything else that happens when two football teams that just plain don’t like each other get together. It will be a great test for both the Lions and the Bears and a great treat for football fans across America. If the Lions can defend their home turf against their most hated division rival, it would be a huge confidence boost for a developing football team.