Wear, Know, Go: Bears vs. Lions

Things move fast within a 16-game season, viagra cialis and before we’ve even managed to morph from summer weekends into our Sunday NFL rituals, we’re already a quarter into the NFL season. As the Bears head to Detroit this weekend to face the (2-1) Lions, life is good in Chicago for Bears fans: we’re 3-0 and sitting on top of the division, and it’s still 70 and sunny on football Sundays.

WEAR: 

I know I’m not alone when I say I milk in every ray of sunshine in September and hang on to the 70 degree weather days like they are our last. Soon enough we’ll be bitching about the grey skies, the chilly temps and the 5:00 p.m. darkness each day.

Clark Street Sports, $34.99

That’s why I am still planning on rocking my off-white skinny jeans this Sunday when the Bears take on the Lions at noon. While the no-white-after-Labor Day rule is as played out as your Urlacher jersey, I do believe wearing white in temps less than 65 degrees is pushing it.

Thankfully, Sunday’s weather is calling for mid 70s and sun, #perfection. I’ll build off my favorite short-sleeved Bears tee, similar to this classic piece from Clark Street Sports ($34.99), with my favorite new purchase, these Nike Dunk Sky His , that I am wearing with just about everything these days. I’m keeping it simple with jewelry as my shoes are my accessory, and opting for my go-to “M” necklace from local designer Adorn512.com. I’ll top it off with my orYANY bag that also serves as a diaper bag in close-to-home situations. Yep, the kiddos are coming out to watch the Bears too.

KNOW:

After finishing off the PIttsburgh Steelers 40-23 on Sunday Night Football, the Bears will face their second divisional matchup of the year – and what I think will be their biggest test of the season, when they take on the (2-1) Detroit Lions at Ford Field.

The Bears and the Lions are pretty evenly matched on both sides of the ball. Offensively, the Lions are better situated as a team and are averaging 410 total yards per game vs. 330 for the Bears. Jay Cutler and Matthew Stafford have both thrown six touchdowns on the season, but Stafford has thrown 1020 yards to Cutty’s 693.

As for the running game, Matt Forte and Lion’s leading ball carrier, Joique Bell are also pretty evenly matched. Reggie Bush is also expected to back on the field for the Lions this week after sitting out last week due to knee injury. The Bell/Bush combo could prove to be a nuisance for the Bears D.

Calvin Johnson

The Lions player to watch for (and name drop) is Calvin “Megatron” Johnson. The Lion’s 6’5″ wide receiver wreaks havoc on opponent’s secondary and already has three touchdowns on the season. As of today, Peanut Tillman is still listed as “day-to-day” after last week’s injury. We need Tillman to be on the field on Sunday, and hopefully matched up against Megatron.

The Bears need to do a better job on the pass rush and will have their hands full with Matt Stafford if he is connecting with Calvin Johnson regularly. Julius Peppers, Lance Briggs and crew will need to put the pressure on Stafford early to ensure that the sure-footed Stafford does not get out of the pocket too often. Expect a very close game. I’m going with the Bears by 3.

GO:

This is the easy part. With the great forecast and noon kickoff – your options are endless. Personally, I’m heading to my favorite local beer garden, Flo & Santos for some polish-inspried pizza and cold beer with my girls and my man.

 

About the author: Monica Murphy Vargas. Co-Founder/Special Contributor. Monica is the Co-Founder of SDI. A Chicago transplant for over 10 years, by way of her native Cleveland, Monica is an avid fan of the Bulls, Blackhawks, Bears, Indians and Buckeyes. A closet Bachelor fan, Monica is addicted to her BOB running stroller, NFL Red Zone, and Viktor Stalberg.  After 10+ years of rewarding gigs at ESPN and Comcast,  Monica launched SDI while spending time with her now 4-year-old twin daughters, Vida and Vivian. Monica is also the Senior Sales Director for Clever Girls Collective, the social media agency that offers content marketing and native advertising at scale across a vetted network of 6500+ female influencers.

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