Explain yourself please. Is it because you think Detroit will win? I'm not sure I'm ready to hitch my wagon to a team led by Joey Harrington, especially with a rookie RB and WR
I think that Chicago is an awful team. Their defence is overrated and they have no playmakers on offence.
Rex Grossman doesn't do it for me. Lovie has shown what he can do with defences but this team need offensive help. Terry Shea has never managed an offence before. These guys are trying to install a new offensive system that some people do not think will work at Soldier Field. I will give them the benefit of the doubt but I think that it will take a few games to work out the kinks if it is going to work at all.
The Lions on the other hand have a number of playmakers on offence and an underrated d.
At home the Lions would be favourites. In Chicago, the game looks very even but the line is 2 1/2 in favour of the Bears because it is opening day in Chicago and there is a mystique there. There is a possibility that once the Bears offence goes 4 and out 3 times in a row that the crowd could turn on the Bears and this could turn into a rout.
The only way that the Bears win this one is with their defence. If they keep it close and make a few big plays on D, the youngsters on the Lions offense could cough it up and make mistakes. But when you count on the D to win a game you know that it will be close and that is where getting the 2 1/2 point comes in.
3 point would be much nicer but I don't think that this line will move at all.