It’s very simple, the Bears must beat the 4-0 Detroit Lions at Ford Field tonight. Seriously, the Lions cannot be undefeated at 5-0 in the NFC, mind you they have not seen that record in 55 years. I don’t think they need to break the streak.
Tonight will be a true test to see just how impressive this young and confident Detroit Lions team really is, on national Television no less. The Lions have not played on the Monday night football stage in over a decade (2001 was their last appearance), and things have changed quite a bit since then. Are they true contenders? There is no doubt WR Calvin Johnson is an extremely talented player with two touchdowns every game this season – they don’t call him Megatron for nothin’. But we can’t overlook the two come from behind wins of 20 point deficits or more…was it luck or true talent?
Martz needs to forego his pass happy tactics and create some stability with the running game, because if Matt Forte can produce rushing yards like last week, our offense may be in good shape – and it should keep Jay Cutler off his back. Speaking of, our offensive line MUST contain Ndamukong Suh the pro-bowler defensive tackle. Our defense needs to make some big plays, I wouldn’t mind another DJ Moore pick 6 and for Julius Peppers to sack me some Matthew Stafford. And for the finishing touch we can always use a Devin Hester return for a TD.
The Bears have won the last 6 games against the Lions, let’s make it 7!