Chicago Bears: 3 reasons Detroit Lions fans have no basis for chatter

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Chicago Bears 2018 NFL Season
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The 2018 NFL season is upon us, and already Detroit Lions fans can’t stop pestering fans of the Chicago Bears for seemingly no reason at all.

Ah, yes. Here we are. The 2018 NFL season is here and the NFC North is once again ready for battle. This year, things look a little bit different for a certain Chicago Bears team.

Throughout the offseason, the Bears have added talent everywhere, but specifically surrounding their second-year quarterback Mitch Trubisky. General manager Ryan Pace went out and brought in guys like wideout Allen Robinson and tight end Trey Burton to play pivotal roles in new head coach Matt Nagy’s offense.

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He wasn’t done there, as he also signed receiver Taylor Gabriel and drafted receiver Anthony Miller. The offense is going to be a little different-looking in 2018 — but so is the defense.

Not only did Pace draft former Butkus Award winner Roquan Smith, but he sent shockwaves through the league when he recently traded for pass rusher Khalil Mack. The 10th-ranked unit of 2017 has gotten even better, and the NFC North division quarterbacks have much more reason to be worried this season.

One team’s fanbase that doesn’t appear to be too worried is that of the Detroit Lions. For some reason, fans of the Lions have been out and about more so than ever this week, talking down the Bears. For whatever reasoning, Detroit fans seem a bit edgy to me, ever since the trade for Mack went down — pun intended.

Whatever reason it might be that makes them so upset, I am here to set the record straight. No, the Lions do not own the Bears, and here is why.