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November 19, 2011



Week 10 – Lions at Bears

November 13, 2011

Week 10 is here and I for one can’t wait! It has that wildcard Sunday feel to it. The Lions have a chance to either be 2 games ahead of Chicago in the wild card and division race (for 2nd at this time – more to follow in 2 weeks) or flat even. And I hope no one forgets what happened last year at soldier field when the Lions won….I meant LOST to the bears over a stupid call.

This game will tell us alot about our Lions team. If they are truly ready to not only make the playoffs, but contend this year..winning this game would be a huge statement to the rest of the league that they are for real and look out!

I originally had this game as a the Lions 3rd loss when I predicted a 10-6 season in the preseason. But I feel they can win this game. In fact I have been trying to justify it all week long.

There are lots of tangibles and stats supporting why most people think the Bears will win this game. But this week I will give the rest of you Koolaid drinkers some back up!

Here are a few fuzzy numbers for you.

The Lions are 2-0 when playing outside on grass this year with a combined score of 72-30. One game was a 100 degrees, one was 55 degrees. So they have played well in the “elements” so far. Also factor in the history of teams meeting when one is coming off the bye, and the other a short week. On top of that, the lions are 2-0 when playing the underdog on the road this year. And the simple fact that they are 6-0 on the road, and 10-2 in their last 12 regular season games – no dis respect to the bears but I like the Lions Chances in this one.

Lions 24 Bears 17