2 positive, 2 negative developments for the Chicago Bears around the NFL Sunday

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Detroit Lions v Green Bay Packers, Amon-Ra St. Brown
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Negative One: The Detroit Lions have taken control of the division

The Detroit Lions dominated the Carolina Panthers. They did this after thrashing the Green Bay Packers in Green Bay. With Aaron Rodgers out of the way, there was a chance for some team to step up and claim the division as theirs. Each team had a thought that it was them, and they all had reasonable cases to be made.

The Chicago Bears had a chance to be that team, and they got rocked by the Packers and sat at 1-4. The Detroit Lions were in a similar spot to the Bears not long ago and have proven that they are pulling the rebuild off better than Chicago.

This hurts. The Lions are built in the trenches, so they may be built to last. They may be the team that stepped up and will own this stretch of history. It was up for the taking, and the Chicago Bears did not take it. They still have two games against the Lions, so the three-game lead is not the end of the world, but if you watched how that team worked without Amon-Ra St. Brown or Jahmyr Gibbs, you have to see that the Bears are still big steps behind this team now.