Are the Bears going to catch the Green Bay Packers for the NFC North division title? No. Not chasing three games with eight to go and not with the Packers having already won at Soldier Field. But the Chicago Bears can solidify the pole position among NFC wildcard contenders with a home victory against the Detroit Lions.
Per special request by our very own Joe the Boss, this and all future iterations of PTMY regarding repeat opponents get a bit of an update. This one carries with it a bit of hostility – since on Monday Night Football, the Lions invited the Bears up north to Ford Field and moved to 5-0 behind a pair of big plays.
Zac Snyder got hooked on the Lions after his dad took him to a Monday Night Football game against the Los Angeles Raiders in 1990. The show put on by Barry Sanders and Bo Jackson that night was only surpassed by what Zac could do with Barry in a game of Tecmo Super Bowl.