Bears-Lions Preview

Peter Fleischer previews the Bears-Lions game.
LAKE FOREST-The Bears are still perfect in the Marc Trestman era, but they face another first in Week 4: a winning team. The three teams the Bears have beaten are a combined 2-7. The Lions will arguably be their most talented opponent thus far, and Chicago knows they’re in for a test.

“You know, they have a quarterback that can pull the trigger," says Bears coach Marc Trestman. "With Bush back there, he’s always going to create problems both running and catching the football in space. And they’ve got one of the best receivers in the game out there amidst other players.”

“They’ve been doing a great job so far just cause they mix it up," says defensive end Corey Wooton. "Especially when they’re in shotgun, they’re able to run the ball out of the gun successfully so it’s definitely a lot of challenges.”

As the Bears prepare for the Lions they have to face the number one passing attack in the NFL. To make matters worse, Bears cornerback Charles Tillman out of practice this week with a groin injury, and they have to face the number one wide receiver in the league in Calvin Johnson.

“He’s just a game wrecker," says Bears defensive coordinator Mel Tucker. "It’s gonna have to be all hands on deck to try to  contain him in some type of way.”

“Calvin Johnson is one of the most dynamic receivers in the game," says Bears cornerback Tim Jennings. "Especially with Matthew Stafford it’s even more dangerous, so you gotta be conscious about him.”

Stopping the Lions offense probably isn’t going to happen. But if the Bears can slow them down, that will be the difference.

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