Sunday, October 4, 2009
Lions finding holes in Bears defense
By Kevin Seifert
Posted by ESPN.com’s Kevin Seifert
CHICAGO -- We've had a wild start here at Soldier Field. Already, it’s pretty clear Detroit believes it can pass on Chicago, while the Bears are hoping they can run on the Lions.
Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford is choosing between multiple open receivers on every play, usually in the middle behind replacement middle linebacker Nick Roach. Stafford has thrown for 122 yards on the Lions’ first two possessions, including a 14-yard touchdown to tight end Will Heller.
The Bears, meanwhile, got a career-long 61-yard scamper from tailback Matt Forte on their first possession and capped off the drive with Jay Cutler’s 5-yard scramble.
We still have 5:03 remaining in the first quarter, and already we’ve had three touchdowns. It’s Detroit 14, Chicago 7.