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Chicago Bears' Lance Briggs expects intense game with Detroit Lions

The Bears linebacker is anticipating a game of "scuffles and fights."

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The Chicago Bears and Detroit Lions have had a sordid recent history, and Chicago linebacker Lance Briggs doesn't anticipate that changing when the two teams meet on Monday night.

"I think we don't like each other very much," Briggs said on "The Carmen, Jurko & Harry Show" on ESPN 1000. "We're real familiar with each other, but the last couple of times we played them there have been plenty of scuffles and fights and stuff. I don't think that's going to end this week, especially with it being a rival game and a game both teams must win."

(via ESPN Chicago)

In last year's 37-13 blowout of the Lions at Soldier Field, the two teams got into an altercation after a skirmish between Bears safety D.J. Moore and Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford. That followed a Tim Jennings interceptions, which was Stafford's fourth of the game.

Briggs, though, stressed that he wants the young players on the team to stay disciplined and not get penalized in a way that is detrimental to the team.

The Bears will enter the game with sole possession of first place, while the Lions will be looking to claw their way out of the cellar of the NFC North.