CHICAGO (AP) The Detroit Lions haven’t lost a game against the NFC North Cheap Vincent Valentine Jersey , and they can really tighten the division race if they win this week.
Matt Prater kicked a tiebreaking 52-yard field goal, Matthew Stafford threw for 299 yards and two touchdowns and the Lions hung on to beat the Chicago Bears 27-24 on Sunday.
That sets up a Thanksgiving matchup at home against NFC North-leading Minnesota that could go a long way toward determining the division champion, though first place won’t be on the line. The Lions (6-4) trail the Vikings (8-2) by two games.Article continues below ...
”I can’t wait,” receiver Marvin Jones Jr. said. ”That’s gonna be a hard-nosed game like it always is.”
With Chicago’s Connor Barth badly missing wide right on a 46-yarder in the closing seconds, the Lions improved to 3-0 against the division. All those wins are on the road, with one coming at Minnesota on Oct. 1. But at home Cheap Trey Flowers Jersey , Detroit is just 2-3.
”Any time you win on the road in this league, it’s a huge bonus,” Stafford said. ”On the contrary, we haven’t done a great job at home. We’ll have a big opportunity this Thursday at home against a division opponent, against a really good team, and we’ve got to come out and play well.”
Here are some things to know about the Lions’ win over Bears (3-7):
HEATING UP: Chicago dropped its third straight and a tight loss probably won’t turn the heat down on coach John Fox. Questions about his job security arose again after last week’s demoralizing loss to the Aaron Rodgers-less Green Bay Packers.
His decision to challenge the spot after a pass to the 2 – leading to a lost fumble – in that game drew plenty of second guesses. So did running back Tarik Cohen only being in for 13 plays last week. The rookie was more involved against Detroit Cheap Tom Brady Jersey , though he was still among a group of key players who weren’t on the field for the final drive of the game.