The Bears will unveil a new offense, at home, against a team that won just two games last season.
Sounds like a good tune-up, right?
But, this may be exactly why the Detroit Lions are not a good way to open the season.
Not that the Bears have a say, but the Lions are a dangerous opening day opponent.
The Lions are a much improved team, given their aggressive offseason. The game is at Soldier Field. And the fan base -- it appears -- is already on edge.
A loss, in any fashion, might put a pall on the season.
And the Lions last road win? Oct. 28... at Soldier Field, with the Lions winning 16-7.