Detroit Lions: Running game not as doomed as previously thought

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And while Mitchell Trubisky wasn't flawless in the game, he at times looked capable of becoming the franchise quarterback general manager Ryan Pace envisioned when he drafted him second overall in 2017.

If there's one thing Chicago Bears fans can be thankful for on Thanksgiving, it's their defense.

Bears special teams coordinator Chris Tabor said the 26-year-old Parkey did an exceptional job of handling the adversity that went with his disappointing performance a week earlier.

Yes, the goal is to win the game, and it was only 12 days ago that fans and media alike were talking about needing to at least go 1-2 in the compressed three-game schedule the Bears faced to maintain their place in the NFC North and playoff races, and most believed 2-1 would be great. He barely played for New Orleans, Kansas City, Philadelphia and Chicago, but gained respect from coaches and players for his preparation.

Kyle Fuller followed Jackson's interception with another pick in the end zone on third-and-nine from the Bears' 11-yard line to lock up Chicago's first divisional road victory since Thanksgiving Day in 2015.

The plan for the offseason will start to shape up the closer we get, but for now, it seems clear to me that this team has a long ways to go and needs some serious improvements in the offseason.




"We were ready for a bullfight and that's what we got", Daniel said.

Then came Jackson's interception on a Matthew Stafford pass to tight end Michael Roberts.

"Got to see (Jackson) a little better than I did", Stafford said.

No matter how that game shakes out, Chicago is still going to be in excellent shape.

The Bears extended their winning streak to five, defeating the Detroit Lions, 23-16. "Put it in where I thought was going to be a good spot, and just wasn't". Blount capped the drive off with his second rushing touchdown of the game, but a failed two-point conversion attempt kept the touchdown to six points and sent the score to 13-9 in Detroit's favor with 1:35 left in the quarter.

With points and more from your defense, you can squeak one out against the Lions that way, but if that's how you want to take on the Rams or the Saints at best it's a really bad idea.

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