Oct 14, 2012; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Detroit Lions running back Mikel Leshoure (25) carries the ball during the first quarter against the Philadelphia Eagles at Lincoln Financial Field. Mandatory Credit: Howard Smith-US PRESSWIRE

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Ndamukong Suh, Nick Fairley make Lions’ DL unique
Adam L. Jahns – Chicago Sun-Times

The last thing Bears quarterback Jay Cutler wants to experience Monday against the Detroit Lions is a face full of Ndamukong Suh.

Or Nick Fairley.

Yet, he knows it’s a certainty against the massive and nasty.

Detroit Lions looking forward to renewing rivalry against Chicago Bears on Monday Night Football
Anwar S. Richardson – MLive.com

These two teams cannot stand each other. There was so much extra-curricular activity during last year’s game at Soldier Field, six players were fined a combined $62,500 by the NFL for their actions. They are NFC North rivals. The only people in Michigan wearing Jay Cutler jerseys are scarecrows.

Debate? Football? Why Not Both?
Brian Stelter – The New York Times

The third and final presidential debate coincides with ESPN’s “Monday Night Football” game between the Chicago Bears, from President Obama’s adopted hometown, and the Detroit Lions, hailing from Mitt Romney’s birthplace.

What’s a patriotic American to do?

ESPN is subtly advertising a solution: watch both. Not with a picture-in-picture display on the TV screen — that’s so 1990s — but with two screens, like a TV set and an iPad.

Bears’ Rod Marinelli recovers after 0-16 Lions season
Kareem Copeland – NFL.com

Rod Marinelli was the laughingstock of the NFL four years ago. He etched his name into the record books as coach of the 2008 Detroit Lions — the only team in NFL history to finish 0-16.

Now, Marinelli is lauded around the league as the Chicago Bears’ defensive coordinator. The Bears are the No. 1 scoring defense in the NFL and tied with the Atlanta Falcons with a league-high 17 turnovers.

Lions RB Leshoure will have fan base tonight in Chicago
Dave Birkett – Detroit Free Press

Mikel Leshoure grew up a few hours from Chicago in Champagne, Ill. As a college running back, he did a photo shoot with Soldier Field as his backdrop.

He called his homecoming tonight against the Bears “just another game,” but Lions offensive coordinator Scott Linehan said that might not be the case.

“I know he’s got a lot of family and friends coming,” Linehan said. “I know he’s real excited. Those are all special times for guys, especially young players. He’s going to have a little extra incentive to go and show what he can do.”

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