3 defensive changes Chicago Bears made at Lions

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Chicago Bears, Artie Burns
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1. Artie Burns starting for Kindle Vildor

This one is the most obvious. Fans have been calling to get Kindle Vildor out of the lineup for a while. The final nail in his coffin came when he struggled mightily against Tyler Huntley, who attacked him throughout the game.

When Huntley views you as a weak link, it may be time to make a change. The Bears moved to Artie Burns, a bust from Pittsburgh who is trying to hang on in the NFL.

The start was awful for Burns, who allowed two catches for 55 yards and a TD on the first drive. However, he buckled down and allowed one catch the rest of the game. He also had a few tackles against the run.

Burns was not perfect by any stretch and fans have to be worried about what he could do next week against better wideouts. Still, it is hard to say that he should go right back to the bench, especially after the awful season Vildor has had.

Do not be surprised if Artie Burns makes his second start of the season next week against the Cardinals.