Week 10: Detroit Lions 21, Chicago Bears 19- Post Game Thoughts

This is a crippling loss for the Bears, having now been swept by the Lions on the season.  They drop to 5-4 on the season and now trail Detroit by (effectively) two games.  Jay Cutler was unable to finish this game, so once again Josh McCown came in and played pretty well.  He lead the Bears down the field for a touchdown in the final minute of this contest.  I would say that a major reason why the Lions won this game was because they were able to shut down Matt Forte and the Chicago running game.  Forte carried the ball 17 times for just 33 yards with a long run of seven yards. Unfortunately for Chicago, they were unable to tie the game up with a two point conversion.  Because they were unable to get the job down, they are now in a hole and are staring at a major battle with the equally desperate Ravens team next week.  It may be too early to tell for sure, but each team’s season could be on the line.   The Detroit defense won them this game if you are asking this analyst.  Calvin Johnson’s two touchdown afternoon didn’t hurt the cause either.  For the Lions, things could not be much sweeter.  They have lead in the NFC North, and Green Bay lost to Philly as well so they now have a chance to build upon that lead.  Aaron Rodgers going down was the best thing that could have happened to Detroit, but to be honest, given the way they have been playing lately they are a good enough team to make it in as a wild card even if Chicago did not put Rodgers on the shelf for upwards of a month.

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