The 2010 season for the Bears will open at home against a rival team – the fellow NFC North footballers the Detroit Lions. The Bears have dominated the Lions over the past few seasons, but that is no reason to take the team from Michigan lightly when opening day kicks off.
The Lions have a young QB in Matthew Stafford who seems determined to live up to his overall first pick hype. Last year he had some solid moments, including throwing a TD on the last play of the game to beat the Cleveland Browns. He also has a huge weapon in wide out Calvin Johnson.
While Detroit has lost 30 of its last 32 games, Jim Schwartz, the teams second year head coach, seems more determined than ever to get the club turned around, and some have thought the Lions could win 4-6 games this year if things fall into place for them.
Even with the issues Detroit has had, the NFL point spread for the opener only has the Bears favored by 6.5 points. Sure, it’s close to a touchdown, but the odds makers seem to feel that Detroit will put up a fight against their rivals from the North.
Kickoff opening day in Chicago is set for 12pm local time. Soldier Field will be sold out as usual, and hopefully when it’s all said and done, the winning ways against the Motor City cats will continue.