Bears-Lions: 'Hate is such a strong word'

Recent games between the Chicago Bears and Detroit Lions have not been friendly affairs, and I'm sure there are plenty of people in the Lions organization who would like nothing more than to knock the Bears out of playoff contention with a victory Sunday at Ford Field.

This week, Bears defensive tackle Henry Melton and Lions center Dominic Raiola exchanged public words -- "dirty" and "clown" were the key ones -- and on Sunday morning, Lions defensive end Lawrence Jackson left little doubt about his mindset.

Via Twitter, Jackson said:

About three hours to go. ...