Print and Go Back ESPN.com: NFC North [Print without images]

Sunday, December 30, 2012
Bears-Lions: 'Hate is such a strong word'

By Kevin Seifert

Recent games between the Chicago Bears and Detroit Lions have not been friendly affairs, and I'm sure there are plenty of people in the Lions organization who would like nothing more than to knock the Bears out of playoff contention with a victory Sunday at Ford Field.

This week, Bears defensive tackle Henry Melton and Lions center Dominic Raiola exchanged public words -- "dirty" and "clown" were the key ones -- and on Sunday morning, Lions defensive end Lawrence Jackson left little doubt about his mindset.

Via Twitter, Jackson said:

Hate is such a strong word...but today it's fitting...-cough- Jay Cutler -cough- Bears...Ford Field stand up for us 1 more time...#Win #LJSP

— Lawrence Jackson (@LoJackson94) December 30, 2012

About three hours to go. ...