The Bears rode defensive takeaways (five interceptions) to a 34-18 win at Dallas two years ago in a game that saw All-Pro tight Jason Witten catch 13 passes for 122 yards and wide receiver Dez Bry
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.