The Detroit Lions remain without a win after Matchday 12 of the NFL season. In their traditional Thanksgiving game, the decisive blow against division rivals Chicago came at the last second.
Failing to pack: The Detroit Lions continue to fear a winless season.
Unsurprisingly, at the start of the traditional Thanksgiving triple headers, the two offensive series, which are among the weakest in the NFL, struggled across the game. The Lions quarterback Jared Goff, who had returned from an injury, set an early exclamation point after finding receiver Josh Reynolds, who was only signed during the season, for a 39-yard touchdown.
But then the only team in the NFL without a win did not do much for a long time, Chicago overtook a 17-yard touchdown reception from tight-end veteran Jimmy Graham to 13: 7 until the break. However, replacement quarterback Andy Dalton, who stood in for the injured rookie Justin Fields, also made an interception in the end zone and left the chance of a higher Bears lead.
Santos shows no nakedness at the crucial moment
Because Bears kicker Cairo Santos also missed a field goal in the third quarter, Detroit stayed in the game – and regained the lead at 14:13 with a 17-yard pass from Goff to tight end TJ Hockenson. The first win of the season seemed to be within reach on Thanksgiving of all places – but with an eight-minute final drive, the situation turned again.
The Lions were unable to stop the division’s rival’s previously bumpy offensive, took their timeouts at bad times – and finally had to sit idly by as the Bears let the clock run down to a second before they hit Kicker Santos again Sent field. From just 28 yards, the Brazilian showed no nakedness and bagged the fourth Bears victory of the season with the field goal at 16:14.
This also took some pressure off the shoulders of head coach Matt Nagy, whose dismissal has been in the room for weeks. The Lions, however, must continue to fear becoming the fifth team since the NFL merger to not win a single game of the season.