Bears start strong, take control over Lions

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Monday night’s NFC North battle is shaping up to be a one-sided beating: The Bears have taken control at Soldier Field and are taking it to the Lions.

The Lions’ offense has been able to do nothing: The first possession ended with an uncharacteristic Calvin Johnson drop on third down, and Detroit’s first six offensive drives ended five three-and-outs and one four-and-out.

The Bears’ offense has moved the ball effectively, marching down the field 59 yards for a touchdown on the first drive and getting into field-goal range twice, although Lions defensive end Lawrence Jackson blocked one of the Bears’ field-goal attempts.

The Bears have 10 first downs to one for the Lions, and Chicago leads 10-0 early.