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The Bears Den: October 11, 2011

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"...where today we might prefer an opium den."

Big plays, penalties burn Bears in loss Mayer: The Bears defense allowed two long touchdowns and the offense committed eight false start penalties in a disappointing 24-13 loss to the Lions Monday night at Ford Field. NFL Videos: Game Highlights

Bears rocked in Detroit Mitchell: Bears' mistakes, Lions' big plays add up to third loss of the season. Urlacher on Bears defense: 'We stink'

Bernstein: Beginning Of The End Bad drafts, bad signings, desperate trades and hamstrung, stubborn coaches have the Bears staring at a dark road.

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Lions hit it big as Bears defense melts down Haugh: No aberration: Defense continues to give up big plays

Cutler stands out in rough environment Pompei: The Bears weren't able to beat the Lions, but quarterback Jay Cutler played his best game of the season.

Moon gives out Bears grades: O-line, WRs struggle While Jay Cutler and Matt Forte earned their respective positions high marks, the issues with the Bears' wide receivers and offensive line brought down the offense in Monday's loss to Detroit. Linebackers, D-Line flunk

Another strong effort by Matt Forte puts Bears GM on hotter seat Jensen: At this pace the price keeps going up.

Bennett might need ‘a few more weeks’ Potash: Rumors of receiver Earl Bennett’s imminent return were greatly exaggerated.

Kings of the Jungle Hendricks: With Detroit's crowd riled up by their baseball team in the postseason and the fact that they actually have a winning football team, the Bears were bothered by the crowd noise at Ford Field.

Bears season has become a false-start Rosenbloom: The Bears and the NBA welcome you to hockey season.

Clock is running for Bears to figure it out Wilbon: To keep up, Lovie's crew has to fix uncharacteristic errors and leaky defense.

The Detroit Lions' great equalizers Seifert: Three plays totaled 204 yards, or 51.6 percent of the Lions' total offensive output Monday night. They had 191 yards on their other 43 plays, an average of 4.3 yards per pop.

Detroit becoming NFL's most hostile locale Wetzel: The unapologetic urban and gritty setting of Ford Field gives the Lions an edge.

Now do you believe in the Detroit Lions? Bowen: Three reasons the 5-0 Lions beat up the Bears in Detroit.

Because it's a good place to lose your mind...among other things: