The Detroit Lions won a big divisional match-up against the Chicago Bears Sunday and are now tied for the NFC North lead.
On paper, this was a game the Chicago Bears should have won. Jay Cutler has played smart football so far this season, and the defense had been a brick wall. All the Bears had to do was get a couple of touchdowns and keep the Lions one-dimensional on offense.
They scored a few touchdowns, but the Detroit Lions just scored a few more in the 42-30 loss.
The Lions defense, while not great, did its job and picked off Jay Cutler three times. The defense wasn’t the difference maker though; Reggie Bush was.
The Detroit Lions found the offensive balance they were missing last week. The aforementioned Reggie Bush blew up the Chicago Bears defense for 139 yards and a touchdown, while Matt Stafford finished the day 23 of 35 passing, with 242 yards, one touchdown, and one interception.
The two teams are tied for first in the AFC North with 3-1 records and It’s going to be fun watching them battle it out for the division lead for the rest of the season. The Lions are clearly back to their 2011 form, when they went 10-6 on the year, and the Bears look similarly revitalized.
The Lions opened a lot of eyes with the win, too. After finishing 4-12 last year, they were not expected to be a contender this season. Now, it appears they can play with the best of them, and boy did they prove it today.
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