Although Sunday's game in Detroit is sandwiched between a huge win over the Eagles and next week's showdown with the Patriots, several Bears' players said they aren't about to look past the 2-9 Lions.
"There are no trap games for us this year," Lance Briggs said. "Every week is another week for us to go out and improve ourselves and improve the ball club. It's another opportunity to get ourselves a step closer to the playoffs and a championship."
Back-to-back losses to the Seahawks and Redskins at Soldier Field contributed to the Bears being leery of overlooking an opponent.
''It was frustrating to lose those games the way we lost them," Brian Urlacher said. "But we re-established ourselves after the bye week and got back to work. One thing this team does is work. We go out there every day, put our time in and do a good job on the field."
The Lions may have added motivation after a controversial call robbed Calvin Johnson of a game-winning catch in the season opener for both teams.
"It may give them extra fire for this game. Who knows?," Chris Harris said. "We know we're going to get their best shot. We're going to get everybody's best shot. We're in December. No team has cemented themselves as a playoff team yet, which is probably the first time in a long time. We're going to get everybody's best shot.