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

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Playoffs? You want to talk about playoffs?

The hash tag “#WeOwnTheBears” has become a popular one for Lions fans, and I struggle to understand why. See, the Bears actually lead the all-time series 97-74, which would ironically mean that the Bears still own the Lions.

That wasn’t part of the bulk of this segment. I just had to get it out of the way. On to the real issue at hand.

The Lions have just seven playoff wins in comparison to the Bears’ 17.

The Lions have four league championships (including pre-Super Bowl era) compared to the Bears’ nine — but more on that later.

Here is where it gets fun, because personally, I was never a huge Jay Cutler fan. I didn’t think he was a great quarterback like some fans did. I thought he was average and occasionally had very good games.

Cutler has a playoff win with the Bears.

Do you know how many Matthew Stafford has?

Zero. Zilch. Nada. None.

Here is a list of just a few active NFL quarterbacks who have at least one playoff win:

Surely, Lions fans would tell you Stafford is greater than all of those names, wouldn’t they? Don’t lie to me, Motor City fans. You know it’s true.

Hey, I am not here to tell you Mitch Trubisky is the next Peyton Manning. What I will tell you is that I don’t talk him up as if he is an elite quarterback. For some reason, I have Lions fans coming at me constantly on social media telling me why Stafford is one of the best in the game.

I don’t see it, and neither do the numbers. Interesting.