Chicago Bears: 3 nightmare trades which would impact NFC North

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1. Stephon Gilmore to the Detroit Lions

While the Bears endured a close, heartbreaking loss in Week 8, the Detroit Lions were demolished by the Indianapolis Colts 41-21. The Lions allowed an aging Philip Rivers to complete 23 of 33 passes for 262 yards and three touchdowns with zero picks.

Rivers has definitely looked like he hit a wall this year, checking it down more often than not. Sunday was no different. Rivers did make a lot of short passes, with his pass catchers doing a lot of the work after the reception. Still, not having strong enough corners on the edge has hurt Detroit in a big way this year.

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They thought Jeff Okudah would be the next shutdown corner in football, but it’s taking him a little while to transition thus far.

One trade which would drastically shift their defensive look is if they made a move for the reigning NFL Defensive Player of the Year, cornerback Stephon Gilmore.

The Lions still have to face receivers like Davante Adams (again), Allen Robinson (again), Adam Thielen, A.J. Brown, D.J. Moore, Chris Godwin and Mike Evans over the rest of the season. They are in some serious trouble if their current secondary is to go up against the likes of those guys.

But, adding Gilmore would totally change that outlook. Already, the Lions traded for Everson Griffin in order to add to their pass rush. Griffin should be able to play in Week 9 versus the Minnesota Vikings, and Gilmore would then join him the following week if traded for.