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Lions' new brain trust puts focus on winning the next game

Updated: September 25, 2008, 4:17 PM ET
Associated Press

ALLEN PARK, Mich. -- Beat the Bears.

That's the stated goal of the two executives now in charge of running the Detroit Lions in the wake of Matt Millen's dismissal Wednesday.

Executive vice president Tom Lewand and general manager Martin Mayhew say they want to focus the franchise on winning its next game against Chicago.

Lewand will likely be back next year for a 15th season with the Lions to help with salary-cap issues and other business matters.

Mayhew wants to be retained, ...

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