In week two of the National Football League season, Detroit Lions receiver Roy Williams guaranteed his team a win over the Chicago Bears. Thirty-four points and four touchdown passes later, his promises ran empty. The Bears continued their success by defeating the Detroit Lions at Soldier field on Sunday, September 17, with a final score of 34-7. It was the perfect way to have a home opener.
The Bears defense crushed Detroit with six sacks and three turnovers. The Lions only managed to get 46 yards on 14 attempts, an average of only 3.3 yards per carry against the Bears.
Rex Grossman led his team to victory with a combined 289 passing yards and four touchdown passes after winning against the Bears’ all-time rivals, the Green Bay Packers, in week one, 26-0. “He was super hot,” Bears safety Mike Brown said of Grossman.
In 2003, Grossman was the first-round draft pick. He has made it his mission to carry the passing game onto equal ground with the Bears’ top ten defense and running game. He reached a career high in passing yards and now has a quarterback rating of 148.0 for the second straight week. He is the first Bears quarterback to throw four touchdown passes in one game since Cade McNown did at Soldier Field against the Lions, with a win of 28-10, seven years ago.
“Thirty four is a pretty good performance. Anytime we do that we’re going to win, but anytime our defense keeps a team to seven points we think we’re going to win as well,” Grossman stated after the game in an interview with Larry Meyer.
This is the first time the Bears have had a 2-0 record since 2002, and this is only the second time in 15 seasons. In their first two games, Chicago had outscored their Northern Football Conference rivals Detroit and Green Bay by a combined total of 60-7.