The Detroit Lions handed the Bears an easy W today in Chicago.
The Detroit Lions lost their Veterans’ Day match up with the Chicago Bears in an embarrassing way. There was no point in the contest where the Lions appeared to legitimately be in the game. The team turned the ball over three times, and did not create even a single turnover on the day.
The Lions lost the yardage competition 402 to 305. Despite that, they did win the time of possession battle. Bears quarterback Mitchell Trubisky completed 77% of his passes against the Lions while averaging 11.20 yards per pass. Detroit’s quarterback Matthew Stafford, on the other hand, managed a mere 4.8 yards per attempt in a day where he was sacked six times.
The Lions were also unable to credibly run the ball. LeGarrette Blount managed only four yards on six carries. Kerryon Johnson was significantly better; but even he only ran for 51 yards on 14 carries for an average of 3.6 yards per carry.
The Lions were down Darius Slay on the defensive side of the ball, and clearly missed him. Lions defenders in the secondary seemingly took turns being victimized by the Bears offensive weapons with the ball in the air.
Recent acquisition, Snacks Harrison tied for the team in tackles with Jarrad Davis with six. Christian Jones and Glover Quin followed shortly with five. That does make sense, as the Lions defense was relatively successful stopping the Bears vaunted running game. Tarik Cohen and Jordan Howard were only able to put up 2.1 and 1.9 yards per carry on the day.
Unfortunately, even with the Bears Cody Parkey missing two field goals and two extra points, effectively handing the Lions an eight-point advantage, it was not even close. This game was never in doubt. The Bears beat the Lions 34-22. This was the Lions second consecutive embarrassing loss. at 3-6 it is getting difficult to imagine the Lions turning the ship around and salvaging the 2018 season.