The Chicago Bears won their fifth game in a row on Thursday, taking down the Detroit Lions in a Thanksgiving day showdown. Here’s what to be thankful for from the win.
Chicago Bears fans will be eating well tonight.
The Bears extended their winning streak to five, defeating the Detroit Lions, 23-16.
Following a huge Sunday night win against the Minnesota Vikings, the Bears were tasked with reloading for a big Thanksgiving day game in Detroit.
Leading into the game, the matchup seemed like an easy win, especially considering how the Bears dismantled the Lions just two weeks before.
However, news that quarterback Mitch Trubisky would miss the game with a bruised AC joint in his right shoulder slowed down the hype for the Bears.
An easy win turned into a trap game, and for most of Sunday afternoon, it looked like the latter for the Bears.
Alas, the Bears would pull it out, as backup quarterback Chase Daniel played the game of his life, the defense came up big, and the Bears extended their NFC North lead to two games.
Eddie Jackson had a huge interception returned for a touchdown to give the Bears the lead with around six minutes left in the game, and Kyle Fuller came up big with a game-sealing interception of his own with under two minutes to go.
With Trubisky back next week, and the Bears heading to the Meadowlands to take on the New York Giants, the win streak should reach six games. Anything can happen, but everything is falling into the right place at the right time for the Bears, who suddenly are heavy favorites to win the NFC North with less than half the season to play.
To go along with the Thanksgiving spirit, here are three things to be thankful for in the Bears big win over the Lions.