After the Detroit Lions defeated the Chicago Bears for the second time this season, Bears’ wide receiver Brandon Marshall went on a rant, referring to the Lions as the Bears’ little brother. Marshall attacked the city of Detroit’s financial woes as well.
On Tuesday, the Lions fired back.
“If you want to go after somebody, we standing right here,” Lions’ left guard Rob Sims told Michael Rothstein of ESPN.com. “We ain’t running from nobody. The city and what it’s going through, there’s no reason to attack that. That’s a different situation.
“A lot of people are hurting off that, so there’s no reason for him to come at that,” Sims added.
The Lions’ second victory over the Bears this season gave them sole possession of first place in the NFC North.
“I think the writing’s on the wall right there. So who’s the big brother, who’s the little brother? It’s .500, it’s 50-50,” Lions’ center Dominc Raiola said, referring to the Lions’ 2-2 record against the Bears since Marshall joined the team.