The Chicago Bears suffered their first defeat of the season to the division rivals the Detroit Lions. The Bears came into the game 3-0 and alone atop the NFC North standings, but they were not able to pull out another win as they lost 40-32. Despite their first loss of the season the Bears are still the team to beat in the NFC North.
Jay Cutler threw three interceptions, but the Bears’ quarterback nearly staged another fourth quarter comeback. That is the difference with this Bears team this year; they will not lie down and they fight until the clock strikes zero. Even though they tasted defeat for the first time this season, the Bears did not hang their heads and concede defeat as they gave the Lions all they could handle down the stretch. Furthermore, if it wasn’t for the turnovers the Bears could have come out as the victors of this game.
However, you cannot take any credit away from the Lions as they played a great game and were able to close out the Bears at home. Quarterback Matthew Stafford will break many records in his career, and Calvin Johnson is still arguably the best wide receiver in the game. When you couple a good offense with a good defense it forms a very formidable football team. The Lions will be able to make some noise in the NFC North this season, and they are currently first in the division following Sunday’s victory.
The Bears will see the Lions again later on in the season as they host them in Soldier Field. The second time around the Bears will make adjustments and do all they can to defeat their NFC North rivals.
Next up for the Bears is the red-hot New Orleans Saints, who are 3-0 entering their Week 4 Monday night matchup with the Miami Dolphins. The Saints possess a prolific offense but have stayed undefeated thanks to a surprisingly improved defense. The Saints are a dome team so it will be interesting to see how they fair outside in Soldier Field.
The Bears may have dropped this Week 4 game to the Lions, but they showed a lot of fight and determination which are the makings of a good football team. The Bears looked primed to return to the postseason this year, and they can even if they are in one of the toughest divisions in the NFL.