Louis: Detroit D-line wont be the only tough guys Monday night

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Louis: Detroit D-line wont be the only tough guys Monday night

Detroit Lions players talked about having gotten their swagger back after their comeback win last Sunday over the Philadelphia Eagles

A component of that is an intimidation factor, which the likes of defensive tackles Nick Fairley and Ndamukong Suh set out to establish.

Fine with Bears right guard Lance Louis, who will deal with both of them next Monday night.

"They're not the only guys that can get down and really get after it," Louis said this week.

Things happen out there on the field. A lot of things, people watching TV dont really understand. Things happen. Thats the nature of the beast.

Check out Bears Postgame Live after the game

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Check out Bears Postgame Live after the game

The Bears headed to Dallas trying to avoid an 0-3 start. After trailing 24-3 at halftime, things did not look good.

Turn on CSN after the Bears game goes final to catch all the reaction, interviews and press conferences on Bears Postgame Live.

Sky beat Atlanta to advance to WNBA semis

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Sky beat Atlanta to advance to WNBA semis

ROSEMONT, Ill. — Courtney Vandersloot scored 21 points with 13 assists, Jessica Breland had 20 points and 16 rebounds, and the Chicago Sky beat the Atlanta Dream 108-98 on Sunday to advance to the semifinals of the WNBA playoffs.

The Sky broke it open in the first five minutes of the third quarter. Tamera Young made fast-break layups on consecutive possessions during Chicago's 10-2 run to start the quarter for a 66-52 lead. Atlanta was outscored 31-20 in the quarter.

Chicago cruised in the fourth — setting a season-high for points — and will face Los Angeles in a best-of-five series beginning Wednesday in LA.

Reigning MVP Elena Delle Donne missed her sixth straight game for Chicago with a thumb injury but it didn't seem to faze the Sky on the offensive end. Chicago had 26 assists, made 55 percent of its shots, and Young and Cappie Pondexter each scored 16 points.

Chicago set a WNBA record for the most points in the first quarter of a playoff game when the Sky built a 37-25 lead. But Angel McCoughtry kept the Dream within 56-50 at halftime after scoring 21 points, including 10 of Atlanta's first 14 points.

Tiffany Hayes, who didn't play in the first round due to a one-game suspension for accrued technicals in the regular season, scored 30 points for Atlanta. McCoughtry finished with 27 points, six rebounds and nine assists.

Chicago Bulls guard Jimmy Butler was in attendance wearing a Cubs jersey.