The Chicago Bears finished the 2016 NFL season with 3 wins and 13 losses finishing last in the NFC North. The disappointing football season was mostly due to multiple injuries to quarterback Jay Cutler and resulted in backups Brian Hoyer and Matt Barkley playing much of the season. The Bears are looking to enter the 2016 season with the goal of reaching the 2018 NFL Playoffs.
Founded in 1920, the Chicago Bears are a professional football team based in Chicago, IL that compete in the National Football League (NFL) in the league’s National Football Conference (NFC) North division. The Bears play their home NFL games at Soldier Field in front of 67,000 football fans singing the team song, “Bear Down, Chicago Bears”.
Over the franchise history the Bears have won one Super Bowl Championship in 1985 under the leadership of Mike Ditka. after the 1985 season in which they dominated the NFL with their then-revolutionary 46 defense and a cast of characters that recorded the novelty rap song “The Super Bowl Shuffle”.
The Bears have had a list of Hall of Famers play for the franchise over the years including Walter Payton, Dick Butkus, Brian Piccolo, Gale Sayers, and George McAfee.
The Detroit Lions are coming off an 9 game winning season. The Lions placed 2nd in the NFC North however lost to the Seattle Seahawks in the Wild Card Round of the NFL Playoffs. The Lions are looking to get back to the NFL Playoffs in the 2017-18 NFL season.
Formed in 1930, the Detroit Lions are a professional football team based in Detroit. The Lions compete in the National Football League (NFL) in the NFC North division against teams like Green Bay Packers, Minnesota Vikings, and Chicago Bears. The Lions plays their home games at Ford Field in Downtown Detroit in front of 65,000 football fans. They are one of four current teams and the only NFC team to have not yet played in the Super Bowl. Over the years Pro Football Hall of Famers Bill Dudley, Yale Leary, Dick Lane, Lem Barney, and Dutch Clark have come through the franchise.