Bears vs. Lions: Behind Enemy Lines in Motown
After reading through many of the enemy sites and putting my safety at risk by going into hostile territory, I have come out of there with a few conclusions on how our opponent’s fan base and local media are viewing this match up:
1. Willie Young is a name that keeps coming up, as he seems to be the most feared defender on the Bear defense (a little revenge could be in order).
2. For the first time this season from an opponent, there seems to be little worry about Matt Forte.
3. The Bears’ secondary appears to be the laughing stock of the week in Detroit and this should be a “back on track” game for the Lion passing attack.
Nov 23, 2014; Foxborough, MA, USA; Detroit Lions head coach Jim Caldwell reacts on the side line during the fourth quarter against the New England Patriots at Gillette Stadium. The New England Patriots won 34-9. Mandatory Credit: Greg M. Cooper-USA TODAY Sports
You don’t have to be an expert to realize that these are 2 struggling offenses: the Lions have managed 5 field goals in 2 games and the Bears offense has looked flat against 2 bad football teams, recently. Detroit has a ton of injuries along the offensive line and the defensive line for the Bears looked great last week. That being said, it was the Bucs, and the Bears’ secondary couldn’t stop Louis Murphy and Mike Evans – how are they going to be able to stop Megatron and Golden Tate? If the Bears had trouble moving the ball against a 30th ranked Bucs defense, how will they fair against a 3rd ranked Lions defense? I think that the Bears defense will create some pressure as their defensive line seems to play better indoors. However, there have been too many breakdowns in coverages this year for me to have faith in this secondary that ranks 30th in the league at 8.1 yards per pass play. The Bears will keep it close, but I just can’t see them pulling off the upset because of this….
Ryan Mundy, Tim Jennings, Chris Conte: I’m calling all 3 of you out to step up and prove us wrong, while taking the pressure off of Kyle Fuller’s replacements, Sherrick McManis and Demontre Hurst. Here’s your chance to prove the doubters wrong on national TV.
Lions 20, Bears 16
On a side note…After hearing about the shocking and unfortunate news that Chiefs Safety – Eric Berry received about a mass growing in his chest, I want us ALL to be thankful for our health and the health of our families, this Thanksgiving.
Happy Thanksgiving and BEAR DOWN…..(hopefully)!!!!!!