Detroit Lions vs. Chicago Bears Preview with Bear Goggles On

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Sep 29, 2013; Detroit, MI, USA; Detroit Lions defensive tackle Nick Fairley (98) fumble recovery runs the ball in for a touch down Chicago Bears offensive guard Kyle Long (75) attempts to defend in the third quarter at Ford Field. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports

The Detroit Lions travel to Chicago with one win over the Bears already in the bag. Another win wraps up a potential tie-breaker over the Bears and keeps the Lions in first place in the NFC North.

The Lions took it to the Bears in Detroit, will the Bears return the favor now that they are the hosts? I got together with Mike Praser of Bear Goggles On to talk about Sunday’s big game.

1. How have the Bears been able to survive their injury problems so far?

That’s a great question with too many answers. I personally think it’s because of coaching. The coaching staff has done a great job at recognizing the short comings of the team and covering them up. The defensive line suffered some major injuries and wasn’t generating much pressure so they have been blitzing the linebackers more. Then they were going to face the best quarterback in the league, so they took him out of the game. Wait, that wasn’t a coaching decision, that was just good ol’ Bears luck. If the Bears win on Sunday, at least Lions fans can thank the Bears for taking Aaron Rodgers out of commission for 4-6 weeks.

2. Do Bears fans have confidence that this matchup with the Lions will be much different than the first? If so, why?

I do believe Bears fans have confidence that this matchup with the Lions will be different mostly because it is a home game and the offense has more games under their belt since week 4. The coaches know where the team is vulnerable and should make the necessary adjustments. I know I don’t think this will be a cake walk for the Bears. The Lions are a good team and this should be a close game.

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