The Detroit Lions’ defensive breakdowns and a foul penalty on the finish of their recreation in opposition to the Chicago Bears on Thanksgiving might have price the workforce a greater probability at getting their first win of the season.

On third down, with the Bears inching towards the aim line, the Lions had been penalized for calling back-to-back timeouts as they’d bother with too many males being on the sector. The timeout penalty allowed Andy Dalton to transform the primary down and provides Cairo Santos a better strive for the game-winning discipline aim. The Lions had been penalized for calling back-to-back timeouts with about 1:54 remaining within the recreation.

Chicago Bears kicker Cairo Santos is surrounded by teammates after kicking the game winning field goal with time expiring during the second half of an NFL football game against the Detroit Lions, Thursday, Nov. 25, 2021, in Detroit.

Chicago Bears kicker Cairo Santos is surrounded by teammates after kicking the sport successful discipline aim with time expiring throughout the second half of an NFL soccer recreation in opposition to the Detroit Lions, Thursday, Nov. 25, 2021, in Detroit.
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Chicago ended the 18-play drive with the game-winning 28-yard discipline aim from Santos.

The Bears received the sport, 16-14, and stored the Lions winless. The remaining drive lasted 8 minutes and 30 seconds and the mismanagement on the finish of the sport in the end price the Lions no less than a shot of driving down the sector and try a game-winning play.

The dangerous late-game administration on the finish had the NFL world buzzing.

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Detroit dropped to 0-10-1 and haven’t received a recreation since Dec. 6, 2020 – sarcastically in opposition to the Bears.

In this recreation, the Lions performed first rate sufficient to no less than have an opportunity to win the sport. The workforce took the lead within the third quarter with a landing move from Jared Goff to T.J. Hockenson. Detroit solely had one possession within the fourth quarter.

Goff was 21-for-25 with 171 passing yards and two landing passes. The Lions misplaced D’Andre Swift to a first-half damage. Jamaal Williams acquired a bulk of the carries and rushed for 65 yards. Hockenson had three catches for 35 yards and Josh Reynolds led the workforce with three catches for 70 yards and a landing.

Detroit Lions cornerback Jerry Jacobs squats on the field after the Chicago Bears kicked a winning field goal with time expiring to win the NFL football game, Thursday, Nov. 25, 2021, in Detroit.

Detroit Lions cornerback Jerry Jacobs squats on the sector after the Chicago Bears kicked a successful discipline aim with time expiring to win the NFL soccer recreation, Thursday, Nov. 25, 2021, in Detroit.
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Andy Dalton picked up the win as he began for an injured Justin Fields. He was given the participant of the sport for going 24-for-39 with 317 passing yards, a landing and an interception.

Darnell Mooney had 5 catches for 123 yards. Jimmy Graham had the lone landing catch and completed with two receptions for 34 yards.

Chicago Bears quarterback Andy Dalton (14) talks with head coach Matt Nagy during the second half of an NFL football game against the Detroit Lions, Thursday, Nov. 25, 2021, in Detroit.

Chicago Bears quarterback Andy Dalton (14) talks with head coach Matt Nagy throughout the second half of an NFL soccer recreation in opposition to the Detroit Lions, Thursday, Nov. 25, 2021, in Detroit.
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Chicago moved to 4-7 with the win.