Ep: 281 – Lions vs. Chicago Bears Preview – Detroit Lions Podcast

In this episode of The Detroit Lions Podcast, Chris is joined by Jeff Risdon and Tony Ortiz to preview the Lions season opener at Ford Field against the Chicago Bears. It’s been a while since we’ve had Tony on the show, and he’s all about continuing to join us as the season goes on, so look out for his great insights, and personality as we move forward.

Detroit Lions Podcast Staring Down The Chicago Bears

First things first, we quickly cover what the Chiefs and Texans game last night felt like. Football is new in a strange way in the Covid era, and we discussed what it felt like, what it means for the Lions, and what things will be like at Ford Field. From there, we move into a recap of the Detroit Lions and Chicago Bears history. Being the longest running uninterrupted annual series in the NFL, there is a lot of history to discuss and Chris takes you on a somewhat painful journey through time – it’s the Lions, what do you expect?

Tony “The Anchor” Ortiz brings us the late-breaking Lions and Chicago Bears Injury reports and we discuss what that means to the Lions and what it’s going to take to overcome the Bears on Sunday. We scout the key match-ups and bring you keys to the game so you know exactly what to look for. We also cover the Vegas line, how its changed over the week, and end with our final prediction on the game.

Our first game preview of the year is in the bag – look for more Tony, and more coverage at our live post-game show! As is expected for the majority of the season, Sandman joins us to break down every little bit of Lions play, right after the beat the Chicago Bears.

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Chris
Chris is the founder of everything you see here. A former radio presenter and Detroit native, he now resides in sunny California – and like so many of us, he found himself marooned on an island devoid of other Lions fans. After spending a few years in the Detroit Lions Reddit community he decided to start the Detroit Lions Podcast. Its become the #1 Detroit Lions podcast, and regularly ranks with the top podcasts in Detroit. With a mixture of pre-recorded shows, live & recorded phone-ins, and live post-game broadcasts - this is his slice of Honolulu Blue heaven.