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What We Learned: Bears vs. Lions

Mike Martz (Mark Cunningham/Getty)

Not since the Super Bowl season of 2006 have the Chicago Bears had a five-game winning streak, but they do now after a W in Detroit. What did we learn Sunday? Start with these five observations:

1. Maybe Martz isn't as crazy as originally feared Losing two straight games to mediocre-at-best conference opponents (Seattle and Washington) going into the bye didn't do much for the confidence of Bears fans, especially with regard to their pass-happy offensive coordinator that appeared to be living up to his throw-first reputation. But a month and a half later, Mike Martz has committed to the...

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