2010 Look Back – Bears Top Lions 19-14 in Wild Opener

Today we start our look back at the 2010 season, and it started with a game that made the headlines for a catch that wasn’t called a catch. The famous “Calvin Johnson” game as the Bears bested the Lions 19-14.

Matt Forte=2008 Matt Forte.

A win is a win? In a game that produced more up and downs than Jay Cutler’s performance last season, the Bears slide stepped a fierce Lions comeback with the aid of a generous call in the final moments, holding on tight to a 19-14 victory over their division rivals Sunday afternoon at sunny Soldier Field. Yet, is there reason to celebrate amidst controversy, lackluster execution? Despite the win, you get the feeling Chicago left the field a loser, rather than a winner. Did the Lions win? Detroit got outplayed, outgained, and outdone, however, they executed when it counted, whereas the Bears didn’t. Four giveaways, inability to punch it in on goal to go twice, and on top of that you barely struggle to come away victorious against Shuan Hill? Week 1 is strange and you can’t deny this: Lions look like a team on the up and up, Bears seem to be declining. As a Bears fan, I almost rather lose than win like this. This is a situation when a win is a win doesn’t apply, nor make sense. Should it have to make sense?

If your a Lions fan, other than the Stafford injury, you have to feel good about yourself. You went on the road and answered the critics with a strong defensive performance and you came back on what should have been a touchdown to Calvin Johnson.

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