Lions Fail to Get First Win of Season With Thanksgiving Loss to Bears, 16-14

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Lions Fail to Get First Win of Season With Thanksgiving Loss to Bears, 16-14

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Lions Fail to Get First Win of Season With Thanksgiving Loss to Bears, 16-14

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The Detroit Lions fell to the Chicago Bears at Ford Field, 16-14, in Detroit. The Lions dropped to 0-10-1 on the year, while the Bears advanced to 4-7.

The Bears held on to the ball for nearly the final nine minutes of the game and clinched the win with a 28-yard field goal. The Lions will have to wait another week for their first win of the season.

Josh Reynolds started off Thanksgiving the right way for the Lions with a 39-yard touchdown reception with 9:26 left in the first quarter. The Lions were on top of the Bears 7-0.

The Bears, who were without starting quarterback Justin Fields, did not score until the 13:24 point in the second quarter when they settled for a Cairo Santos field goal. The Bears trailed the Lions, 7-3.

On the next possession in the second quarter, Lions running back D’Andre Swift went down with a shoulder injury on the right sideline. He was able to stand up and eventually sat on the team’s bench as medical personnel checked him out. Swift did not return to the game.

Darnell Mooney set up an impressive drive for the Bears with a 52-yard catch that placed the Bears within the red zone. On the next play, the Bears took a 10-7 lead with 4:29 left in the first half with a Jimmy Graham touchdown for 17-yards. That was Graham’s first touchdown reception of the 2021 season.

To close out the half, Santos drilled a 43-yard field goal, which gave the Bears a 13-7 lead. That was Santos’ second field goal of the afternoon.

With 1:46 left in the third quarter, T.J. Hockenson propelled the Lions to a 14-13 lead with his 17-yard touchdown. With less than two minutes to go in the game, the Lions suffered a five-yard penalty on defense for back-to-back timeout calls.

Andy Dalton was the first Bears quarterback to throw for 300 yards in a game since week nine of 2020. His solid performance iced the win for the Bears in the final seconds. Santos nailed the game-winning field goal.

The Lions are back in play on Sunday, Dec. 5 against the Minnesota Vikings at Ford Field. They hope to get their first win against the Vikings since they did not receive a Thanksgiving miracle against the Bears.

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