The Detroit Lions’ defensive breakdowns and a foul penalty on the finish of their sport towards the Chicago Bears on Thanksgiving could have price the workforce a greater probability at getting their first win of the season.
On third down, with the Bears inching towards the purpose line, the Lions have been penalized for calling back-to-back timeouts as that they had bother with too many males being on the sector. The timeout penalty allowed Andy Dalton to transform the primary down and provides Cairo Santos a better strive for the game-winning area purpose. The Lions have been penalized for calling back-to-back timeouts with about 1:54 remaining within the sport.
Chicago ended the 18-play drive with the game-winning 28-yard area purpose from Santos.
The Bears gained the sport, 16-14, and stored the Lions winless. The ultimate drive lasted 8 minutes and 30 seconds and the mismanagement on the finish of the sport finally price the Lions no less than a shot of driving down the sector and try a game-winning play.
The dangerous late-game administration on the finish had the NFL world buzzing.
Detroit dropped to 0-10-1 and haven’t gained a sport since Dec. 6, 2020 – satirically towards the Bears.
On this sport, the Lions performed respectable sufficient to no less than have an opportunity to win the sport. The workforce took the lead within the third quarter with a landing go from Jared Goff to T.J. Hockenson. Detroit solely had one possession within the fourth quarter.
Goff was 21-for-25 with 171 passing yards and two landing passes. The Lions misplaced D’Andre Swift to a first-half harm. Jamaal Williams bought a bulk of the carries and rushed for 65 yards. Hockenson had three catches for 35 yards and Josh Reynolds led the workforce with three catches for 70 yards and a landing.
Andy Dalton picked up the win as he began for an injured Justin Fields. He was given the participant of the sport for going 24-for-39 with 317 passing yards, a landing and an interception.
Darnell Mooney had 5 catches for 123 yards. Jimmy Graham had the lone landing catch and completed with two receptions for 34 yards.
Chicago moved to 4-7 with the win.