Ex Lion Bell added to Bears roster
The Chicago Bears (0-3, not only got thrashed by the Dallas Cowboys but they also suffered a loss at their thin running back position, losing starting RB Jeremy Langford with a high ankle sprain. He is expected to be out four to six weeks. So the Bears went out and inked former Detroit Lions (1-2, third NFC North) RB Joique Bell to help fill in. Now the Bears face those same Lions.
“Joique’s a good guy,” Lions Safety Glover Quin said. “Obviously we know who he is, familiar for us. His running style is familiar. How much he can pick up on in a couple days, who knows? If he gets in the game, we got to treat him just like he’s a Chicago Bear. He’s not a friend during the game. He’s a Chicago Bear and we’re trying to take him out.”
Bell was the Lions’ second leading rusher with 311 yards and four touchdowns on 90 carries. In his four years with the Lions he rushed for 2,235 yards and 22 touchdowns on 561 carries and caught 161 passes for 1,640 yards and a score.
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The Detroit Lions picked up their first win of the season over a Chicago Bears team that could not complete a comeback this time out even though they had a number of opportunities to do so inside the twenty.
“We’ve got to get better in the red zone,” quarterback Jay Cutler said.
The Lions were led by Matt Stafford (27-42 for 405 yards, four TD’s and an int) and Calvin Johnson who caught six passes for 166 yards and a TD.
Jay Culter led the Bears with 26-41 passing for 353 yards and a touchdown and Alshon Jeffery caught eight passes for 147 yards and a TD.
The Bears have a bye this week and will begin preparing to face the Minnesota Vikings at home on November 1st. Plenty of great seats and affordable tickets are still available so be sure to get yours today and help cheer on your Chicago Bears!
It was 10-0 at halftime and the Chicago Bears, at home against the Buccaneers, were beginning to look lost and point fingers. Then the coaching staff called out the team during halftime.
“Basically at halftime coach was telling us that basically we just played the worst half of football and we’re only down 10 to nothing,” running back Matt Forte told ESPN.com. “Our defense definitely kept us in the game with that. We can’t come out and lay an egg in the first half and expect to come from behind all the time.
The Bears managed to get their defense on track, holding Tampa Bay to three second half points.
The Bears/Lions rivalry goes as far back as 1930 when the then Spartans beat the Bears 7-6 in Portsmith, Ohio. The Bears hold the edge in wins in this match up with an 83-62-5 record.
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