Detroit Lions (0-10-1) – Chicago Bears (4-7): 14-16
Still missing. And still not much. The Lions led the entire final quarter before conceding a last-minute field goal to lose for the tenth time this season.
A not entirely illogical defeat, because apart from their two touchdowns, the players from Detroit did not offer much in attack. Her other seven offensives resulted in six punts and one field goal.
In the realm of sluggish attacks
The attack wasn’t the topic of the day. Without this surprising number of people, the two teams fought a sluggish duel. Jared Goff (21/25, 171 yards, 2 TDs) made many passes, but rarely very far. So it was his team that started the hostilities by scoring the first touchdown. Detroit is ironed at the front with a field goal, then a touchdown from Jimmy Graham to a 17-yard pass from Andy Dalton (24/39, 317 yards, 1 TD, 1 Int).
With another kick, the Bears even came home with a 13-7 lead during the break.
The inflammation is short-lived, then the boats are associated with the return of the changing room. And finally, it’s TJ Hockenson who lets the Lions overtake the lead at the very end of the third quarter. The defense even managed to stop Chicago, but Detroit didn’t take the point home.
8mn30 to win
After all, we had to wait for the last trip to see an offensive set up. Detroit holds the ball for 8 minutes 30. Dalton wins the first downs, David Montgomery (17 races, 46 yards) is running the clock. In the end, Cairo Santos only has to hit a 28-yard field goal to win. Bingo.
Chicago remains far from the playoffs. Detroit remains in pole position for first place in the draft. Multi-day injury outings, including D’Andre Swift, add to the tribulation.