Give the NFL credit, it loves its rivilaries, but never relies on them to be successful. Every 5 years we seem to get new riviliaries, but some of the Great ones never leave like this one.

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Bears vs Lions

The NFL has its share of great rivalries throughout the league. Cowboys vs. Redskins. Bears vs. Packers. Browns vs. Steelers. Even recent feuds such as Ravens vs. Steelers and 49ers vs. Seahawks are starting to write their own chapters, in rivalry lore.

Perhaps the most overlooked rivalry in the NFL is one of the oldest rivalries in the history of the league. The Chicago Bears and Detroit Lions have been battling each other since 1930, yet very few talk about the great rivalry it really is. Granted, it is somewhat one-sided, as the Bears hold a decided 96-65-5 advantage over the Lions. In recent times, the Bears have increased their dominance over Detroit, winning 9 out of the last 10 contests.

The two cities are no strangers to sports rivalries. The Detroit Pistons and Chicago Bulls had one of the most heated rivalries in NBA history during the late 1980s…

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