In must-win mode the final two weeks of the period to keep their playoff hopes to life, the Detroit Lions managed their business in a big means Sunday in their residence finale versus the Chicago Bears.

Quarterback Jared Goff as well as the Lions’ offense were clicking all cyndrical tubes, and after a bit of a sluggish start, Detroit’s protection got up and also wreaked havoc to help give the Lions a 41-10 success.

The win enhances Detroit’s document to 8-8 on the season and also establishes a big competition next week in Eco-friendly Bay versus the Packers with a playoff berth potentially on the line.

Goff had the second highest quarterback rating in the NFL in the month of December (109.3) and continued his sizzling play into January as well as the brand-new year. He threw for 255 backyards and also three ratings.

Detroit’s run video game additionally got back on track after a month-long time-out to the tune of 266 lawns. Both Jamaal Williams as well as D’Andre Swift had hurrying goals in the competition. Swift likewise captured a touchdown as well as finished with 117 total lawns. Williams rushed for 144 lawns (6.5 standard) and a rating.

Area had 105 hurrying yards in the initial quarter for Chicago and also the Bears racked up on each of their very first two possessions, but the Lions’ defense held Area to simply 27 hurrying lawns the remainder of the means. After a touchdown as well as field goal to begin the game, Chicago went punting, punt, lost fumble, interception, punt, punting, punt, punt, turnover on downs and also punt the rest of the way.

Rookies Aidan Hutchinson, James Houston (3.0) and also Josh Paschal (2.0) all recorded sacks in the game for the Lions. Hutchinson likewise had an interception, which makes him the first novice in NFL history to create a season with at least 7.5 sacks, 3 interceptions as well as two fumble healings.

Houston had 3.0 sacks, which offers him 8.0 on the season as well as the NFL lead for newbies. Houston has just played in six games, that makes that stat even more outstanding. Detroit taped 6 sacks in the video game. The two sacks for Paschal were his very first 2 of the season.

Tight end Brock Wright captured 2 touchdowns in the competition, providing him 4 on the year as well as giving the Detroit tight end space 12 on the year, a brand-new franchise record.

QB comparison: Goff was remarkably good in this one. He ended up 21-of-29 (72 percent) passing for 255 lawns with three touchdowns, no interceptions and also a 133.5 passer rating. It’s Goff’s 4th game in his last five he’s completed with a score north of 100.0

Fields finished just 7 of his 21 passes for 75 lawns with a touchdown and an interception for a 40.8 rating. He did rush 10 times for 132 backyards, yet additionally shed a fumble.

Secret moment: Ahead 21-10 late in the 2nd quarter, Houston required a Fields fumble that Hutchinson recuperated at midfield with simply over two and a fifty percent minutes to go before halftime. Goff as well as the infraction were able to relocate the sphere down the area to the Bears’ 4-yard line and also run the majority of the time off the clock prior to a Michael Badgley 23-yard field goal boosted their cause 24-10.

It was an essential sequence since the Lions got the ball to begin the 2nd half and also took their opening ownership of the fifty percent 75 backyards in six plays topped off with a Williams 2-yard score to enhance their bring about 31-10. It was a huge 10-point swing to end the initial fifty percent as well as begin the second half.

Up following: at Environment-friendly Bay (7-8).

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Last Updated: 1 January 2023