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WEEK IN REVIEW: Lions looking to knock Bears off undefeated pedestal

Posted Sep 28, 2013

In a week that seemed to have two storylines -- beating the Bears and Nate Burleson's car accident -- the Lions were able to stay focused on getting a win at home against rival Chicago

This week for the Detroit Lions seemed to have two storylines.

The first: beating NFC North rival Chicago at Ford Field on Sunday.

The second: recovering from the unexpected loss of wide receiver Nate Burleson after he was involved in a single-car accident early Tuesday morning.

The Lions are also forced to move forward without defensive end Jason Jones, who sustained a season-ending knee injury during last Sunday's win at Washington.

Both are big losses, but Burleson's injury coming away from the football field and as a result of a car accident thrust it to center stage.

“Good thing is, I walked away with injuries to my arm from a totaled vehicle which is a blessing,” said Burleson on Friday. “You look at the car, I’ll take this any day of the week."

In good spirits, Burleson is preparing to cheer on his teammates during tomorrow's much-anticipated match-up with the 3-0 Chicago Bears.

At 2-1, the Lions have the opportunity to not only hand the Bears their first loss of the season, but they could snag the top spot in the NFC North with a 2-0 division record.

"Especially early in the season, if we could get through two-thirds of our division having won both games, that would be huge," said wide receiver Calvin Johnson in his weekly blog on detroitlions.com. "Then we have another one in Green Bay next week.

"It will put us in a good spot as far as going through the rest of the season if we start 2-0 in our division."

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