Chicago hangs on to lead to beat the Lions last Monday night

Chicago hangs on to lead to beat the Lions last Monday night

 

Last Monday night the Chicago Bears were able to get past the Detroit Lions in a tightly fought game. Chicago ended up winning the game at Soldier Field 13-7. It was not pretty, but despite the score Chicago did dominate the game in many ways. The win propels them to 5-1 on the season, which is the best in the NFC North. Detroit finds their team in the division’s basement at just 2-4.

Chicago was relentless on defense and found enough offense to get the win. They too advantage of big mistakes by the Lions and have continued to show many that they could be a real threat in the NFC. Chicago jumped out to a hot start scoring ten points in the first quarter, but only scored three the remainder of the game. Their lone touchdown went to Brandon Marshall from Jay Cutler, as the two continue to build on a great relationship they found years ago in Denver. Cutler threw for only 150 yards, but the team made up for it with 171 rushing yards. These really helped control the clock and keep Detroit off the field.

When Detroit was on the field they found some success, but it would always fizzle out at the end. Stafford threw for 261 yards and had a touchdown to Broyles. The team also rushed for 99 yards on a Bears defense that gives up little. They made too many mistakes including fumbles and failed to make any progress in the game. Stafford and Megatron continue to struggle making the connection they have made numerous times in the past and they are all but out of any playoff hopes.