Lions Win A Close One
The Detroit Lions pulled off a miraculous comeback win against the Chicago Bears on Sunday. Detroit was trailing by 12 points with around 4 minutes remaining in the 4th Quarter. The team clawed their way back into a game they had no business winning. The Lions needed everything to go right to win a close one. Trailing 26-14 after having thrown 3 Interceptions in the game already, Jared Goff put the team on his back.
The Final Minutes
Goff quickly led his team down the field for a quick score. Capped by a 32-yard touchdown pass to Jameson Williams which brought the score to 26-21. The Lions then needed a defensive stand and boy did they get it. 3 straight stops gave the Lions the chance they so desperately needed. After punting the ball away to Detroit with under 3 minutes to play, Chicago was reeling.
Jared Goff again put on his big boy pants and lead the team down the field methodically. Making sure not to score too fast, while bringing the clock down to just under 40 seconds. Handing the ball of to David Montgomery for the finisher, a 1-yard touchdown to go ahead 29-26. Chicago did have a chance to answer late, with under 1 minute to go but Lions Defensive End Aidan Hutchinson got to Justin Fields for a safety, securing the 31-26 victory.
An Ugly Win
Goff threw for 236 Yards with 2 Touchdowns to go with 3 Interceptions while David Montgomery and Jahmyr Gibbs both added a rushing score. This was not a good game, but the Lions did what great teams do. Play badly and win a close one. They fought hard to get back into the game. But what does this all mean for Detroit?
The Lions Win A Close One
The Chicago Bears had given our Lions trouble all day. Forcing 4 turnovers and dominating the time of possession battle. The Lions only had the ball for just under 20 minutes to the Bears 40 minutes. Despite all this, the Lions were able to overcome. The Lions have now arrived at a point where they are 8-2 on the season for the first time in over 60 years. But what does this all mean?
While we shouldn’t be shouting from the rooftops that Detroit is the greatest team after beating the Bears. We can take away some positives from winning a close one like this. The Lions needed a game where they had to grind out a close one. They scratched and clawed their way back in it after many lost all hope. Detroit played a D+ game with an A+ finish. Detroit had yet to win a nailbiter like this and these wins build your armor per say.
As the season goes on a game like this will help them out as even good teams lose a bad game. The great teams win games when they play badly. The Lions did just that and will play host to Jordan Love and the Green Bay Packers on Thanksgiving Day. The Lions head into the game with the NFC North’s best record at 8-2. While Green Bay sits at 4-6.