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Wednesday, December 30, 2009
Loss to Lions would be disaster

By JEFF DICKERSON

LAKE FOREST, Ill. -- Let's face it: Losing to the Detroit Lions would be a disaster for the Chicago Bears. Any goodwill built up after Monday's surprise victory in Detroit would immediately be thrown out the window by falling to the wretched 2-13 Lions.

"We have to build on how we played last week," defensive tackle Anthony Adams said. "The thing about us is, we haven't been consistent. To win two games in a row is showing progress, and showing that we can be consistent. I think you need to have the same type of effort, if not better, this week."

The Bears beat Detroit 48-24 on Oct. 4, although Lions rookie quarterback Matthew Stafford passed for nearly 300 yards. Stafford won't be an issue this time around -- he was placed on injured reserve on Dec. 20 -- and Detroit's back-up combination of Daunte Culpepper and Drew Stanton have a combined 11 interceptions to just one touchdown pass. Patrick Ramsey was signed last Saturday. Could he be any worse?