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Author: Jon Kuzma
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The Detroit Lions and Chicago Bears had a close game in their first meeting of the season but this time around Detroit won convincingly. One of the main factors in Detroit’s domination of Chicago was the Lion’s defense which only gave up 10 points. The Bears didn’t score a touchdown until late in the fourth quarter and that suffocating performance by Detroit was instrumental. Darius Slay was the hero for Jim Caldwell’s team he recorded 5 tackles and 2 interceptions. Quandre Diggs played extremely well too he added 3 tackles, 1 sack, and 1 interception. Matthew Stafford looked sharp especially in the first half of action. Stafford threw for 237 yards, 2 touchdowns, and no interceptions which ended up being leaps and bounds better than Mitchell Trubisky. Eric Ebron and T.J Jones were on the receiving end of both of those touchdown passes. Things were clicking for the Lions in this one and they play much better indoors at Ford Field opposed to outside at Soldier Field. Mitchell Trubisky threw for a lot of yards but he didn’t do a good enough job with his touchdown to interception ratio. Trubsiky threw for 314 yards, 1 touchdown, and 3 interceptions obviously the turnovers were very costly down the stretch. Jordan Howard was kept in check this time around he only had 37 rushing yards. Benny Cunningham hauled in 33 receiving yards and caught the Bears only touchdown pass. Defensively Chicago was led by Lemarr Houston who had 3 tackles and 2 sacks. Eddie Jackson continued to play well also, he finished the night with a team high 8 tackles. Detroit improves to 8-6 on the year and seem to have a lot of confidence heading into the final two games. The Lions will take on the Bengals and then the Packers so things should be interesting the rest of the way.
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