Dec 30, 2012; Detroit, MI, USA; Detroit Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson (81) and Chicago Bears defensive tackle Amobi Okoye (91) after the game at Ford Field. Chicago won 26-24. Mandatory Credit: Tim Fuller-USA TODAY Sports

Lions' Calvin Johnson, it's easy to dislike the Bears


The Detroit Lions are off to a solid start this season. They’re 2-1 and seemed to have reversed the fortunes of last season. They haven’t faced an opponent yet that is amongst the best in the NFL. They’ve beat the win-less Minnesota Vikings, the win-less Washington Redskins and the one win Arizona Cardinals.

This week the Detroit Lions will look to make a statement win over their divisional rivals, the Chicago Bears. Detroit Lions star wide receiver Calvin Johnson said it is easy to dislike the Bears.

“It’s easy to have a dislike for them,” Johnson said Thursday, via the team’s official website. “It’s not hard at all.”

Johnson was confident he knew how the Bears defense operated and they’ve correct the mistakes Chicago likes to take advantage of.

“They want to make the offense make a mistake, make you work your way all the way down the field, dump it off five, ten yards at a time,” Johnson said of Chicago’s defense. “Usually an offense will make a mistake and that’s one area I think we’ve grown in.”

This will definitely be one of the weekend’s must watch games. The Lions have the home field advantage but injuries have the Lions at less than full strength. The Lions boast the league’s second most potent air attack, averaging 336 yards per game. The Bears have the 24th ranked pass defense allowing 294.3 yards per game. If the Lions can get other receivers involved it could be a big win for Detroit over the Bears.

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