The Bears will face the Lions with only a handful of the defensive starters who lost twice to Detroit last season (Chris Conte, Tim Jennings, Stephen Paea).
Players and teams are fond of saying that it is not what an opponent does so much as what they themselves do.
Detroit Lions head coach Jim Caldwell minced no words in assessing his offense this season, that there is no area in which his offense has a comfort zone.
A couple weeks before they signed Jared Allen, the Bears grabbed Willie Young away from the Detroit Lions, with the primary goal of upgrading their pass rush.
When Mike Ditka returned to Soldier Field in 1997 as the head coach of the New Orleans Saints, coming out onto the field for the final preseason game, the ovation was enormous.