Amidst a shaky start to the game, Jared Goff steered the Detroit Lions to a thrilling 31-26 victory over the Chicago Bears on Sunday afternoon, marking their third consecutive win and an impressive 8-2 season record. This accomplishment places the franchise atop the NFC North and represents the first time they’ve held an 8-2 record since 1962.
Initially struggling, Goff threw three interceptions in the early stages of the game. However, he managed to rally his team from a daunting 12-point deficit in the final quarter with a successful 32-yard touchdown pass to Jameson Williams, followed by a 1-yard touchdown run by David Montgomery and a flawlessly executed two-point conversion. The Lions’ victory was sealed when they forced a safety in the game’s closing moments, securing a five-point triumph.
Justin Fields made his return for the Bears, going 16-of-23 for 169 yards with one touchdown while leading their rushing efforts with 104 yards. Despite his best efforts, it was not enough to secure a win over the surging Lions.
Goff finished with an impressive 236 passing yards and two touchdowns, bringing Detroit’s record to an astounding 8-2 this season. With their current trajectory, it seems that they may be on course to claim their first divisional title in three decades. Next up for them is a Thanksgiving Day showdown against Green Bay Packers.