Despite an unfortunate start to the day, Jared Goff ultimately saved the Detroit Lions and got them to a place they hadn’t been in for over 60 years when he led them to a 31-26 win over the Chicago Bears. This victory marked the Lions’ third straight win, bringing their season record to 8-2 – one of the best in the NFC and giving them a significant lead in the NFC North. This is the first time the Lions have had this record in a season since 1962.
After throwing three interceptions at Ford Field, Goff helped the Lions overcome a 12-point deficit in the fourth quarter, completing a 76-second drive with a 32-yard touchdown pass to Jameson Williams, followed by a successful two-point conversion and a game-winning touchdown by David Montgomery. The Lions’ defense sealed the win with a safety as the Bears collapsed in the final minutes.
Justin Fields made a strong return for the Bears, going 16-of-23 for 169 yards with a touchdown and rushing for 104 yards on 18 carries. Meanwhile, Goff completed 23-of-35 for 236 yards with two touchdowns, but also threw three interceptions. Montgomery contributed 76 rushing yards and one touchdown for the Bears, while Amon-Ra St. Brown had 77 yards on eight catches.
Having won seven of their past eight games, the Lions are poised to win their first divisional title in 30 years. They will host the Green Bay Packers on Thanksgiving.