These long-time rivals are a long way off the road they expected to be on when the season started last September but taking satisfaction out of beating the other in the final game of the season could still make this a good football game.
A month ago, football fans were making Christmas plans around this showdown between two playoff-caliber teams. Now, at least there’ll be a football game to watch while the kids play with their presents on Christmas night.
The Detroit Lions have fought their opponents and themselves all season to reach this point. They can begin speculating about post-season opponents if they take care of business on Saturday.
The Chicago Bears year has been a wild ride between the highs of playoff contention to the lows of being ready to watch the playoffs on television this January. Here is a look at some of the good, and the bad, that has made up 2011 for the team.
The Detroit Lions have created a lot of excitement with the improvement of their level of play this season. They’ve also had a couple of incidents they likely hope will fade quickly into the background.
These are the ten greatest pre-NFL/AFL merger League Championship Games in the history of pro football.