The Chicago Bears' Week 3 Sunday night road win in Pittsburgh was on Kyle Long's thoughts until approximately 6 a.m. on Monday. That’s when Long finally went to sleep after the rookie decided to stay up and watch a saved television copy of the Steelers game despite not returning home until 3:30 a.m. following the team’s postgame flight back to Chicago.

In the NFL teams are required to move on from a victory or a defeat at lightning speed and for Long and the rest of the Bears’ offense linemen that means getting a jump start on their next opponent: the Detroit Lions.

Long said Tuesday night on ESPN 1000’s “Football Night in Chicago” he began the process of breaking down film on Detroit’s talent defensive tackle duo of Ndamukong Suh and Nick Fairley since early in the week to get a jump start on the process.

“I’ve been doing some early preparations” Long said. “I’ve been trying to sharpen my mental sword I guess you could say. I’ve been just trying to pick up some tendencies that I can use against their defense hopefully.

Suh is just relentless. He is a relentless football player. He is somebody that is just going to always keep coming and give you his best. He’s got that kind of presence where you’re like ‘I can’t take a play off.’ If you do he will expose you.”