On Sunday afternoon, the Detroit Lions overcame a rough start and defeated the Chicago Bears 31-26, marking their third straight win and an impressive 8-2 season record. This achievement places the franchise atop the NFC North division, giving them a commanding lead over their rivals. The Lions have not had an 8-2 record since 1962, making this accomplishment all the more significant.
Jared Goff initially struggled in the game, throwing three interceptions early on. However, he was able to turn things around in the fourth quarter and lead his team to a thrilling victory. A successful 32-yard touchdown pass to Jameson Williams, followed by a 1-yard touchdown run by David Montgomery and a well-executed two-point conversion gave the Lions a narrow three-point lead. Despite Fields’ efforts to rally his team with 16-of-23 for 169 yards with a touchdown and leading in rushing with 104 yards, it was not enough to overcome the surging Lions.
The win was sealed when the Lions forced a safety to end the game with a five-point victory. Goff finished with an impressive 236 passing yards and two touchdowns to bring the Lions’ record on the season to an impressive 8 wins and just two losses. With their next game against the Green Bay Packers on Thanksgiving Day, they are now in position to potentially claim their first divisional title in decades.