“Chants of ‘Let’s go, Bears,’ rang throughout the day, occasionally getting shouted out by Lions fans. At several points Bears defensive players were imploring the crowd to make some noise.
“‘Chicago is a close town, only four hours away,’ (Drew) Stanton said. ‘So it’s not surprising. We anticipated that it might be an issue, so we were prepared to go to a silent count if we needed to.’”
I have never in my life heard of a team needing to prepare to go to a silent count at home. Apparently the Bears are still traveling well this year.