Nothing easy about this Bears season

Luck continues against Lions but there's no need to apologize for another win

Updated: December 5, 2010, 9:20 PM ET
By Melissa Isaacson | ESPNChicago.com

DETROIT -- Of all the gifts the Detroit Lions have bestowed on the Chicago Bears this season -- and they have been plentiful -- this latest one, said Julius Peppers, ranks right up there.

It wasn't just the fact that the Lions couldn't sustain a consistent effort in the Bears' 24-20 victory Sunday, Peppers explained. It was that every one of these, um, battles, is just making the Bears better in the long run, he argued.

"We need these types of games to accomplish the goals we ...

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