Detroit Lions: 7 Biggest Implications Coming off Loss to Chicago Bears

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Detroit Lions: 7 Biggest Implications Coming off Loss to Chicago Bears
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So, that didn't quite go as planned.

The Lions are skidding after losing three of four, and the Bears are surging, having won four games against some pretty strong teams.

In short, the Bears look like the team that dismantled the Atlanta Falcons in Week 1, and the result was the first real beat-down Lions fans have had to endure in a long while.

This is a better Bears team than the one that took the field at any point last year, and their recent consistency is beginning to slash away at my one major criticism of the team.

Worse yet, the Bears are 6-3, having already played the Packers and Saints once.

Starting to get a feel for how important this game was to the Lions?

There are some big things that happened this weekend regarding the Lions' playoff prospects, but none bigger than this.

Still, let's try to observe the situation like rational sports fans, not doomsayers. This is still a 6-3 team, even if they haven't looked much like it. So, here's the good and bad news after Week 10.

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