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Bears beat winless Lions 16-14 for Thanksgiving win

Bears beat winless Lions 16-14 for Thanksgiving win

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Nov 26
SW Creative
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The Chicago Bears narrowly escaped a loss with a last second field goal to score 16-14 win over the Detroit Lions on Thanksgiving Day in Detroit.

Cairo Santos’ 28-yard field goal as time expired broke a five-game losing streak for the Bears.

Chicago’s head coach Matt Nagy entered the game with rumors swirling that his job was in jeopardy, as many outlets reported that the Bears were planning to sack him.

The team has never fired a coach midseason — although the fans may have had other ideas, as “Fire Nagy” chants could be heard from the Bears fan sections at Ford Field.

According to The Athletic, Bears chairman George McCaskey cleared up the rumors and labeled them as “not accurate.”

“It wasn’t easy,” Nagy said after the game. “There were things that we want back. But in the end, that last drive shows who they are. To not give them the ball back, to win the game there is a credit to (quarterback) Andy (Dalton) and the rest of those guys.”

Meanwhile, Lions QB Jared Goff could not believe his eyes that they lost that game.

“When we came off the field with all that time left, it never crossed my mind that we’d never get back out there,” Goff said. “I figured, at worse, we would be looking at a four-minute drive to win the game. Our defense had been fantastic all day.”

On the Bears’ final drive, there was some confusion on the Lions’ defense, and Detroit called back-to-back timeouts, which is not allowed and resulted in a penalty.

“Half of our defense had one play call and half had another,” Lions coach Dan Campbell said about the on-field confusion near the end of the game. “If I didn’t do anything, they were going to score an easy touchdown.”

Penalties plagued the Lions all game long, which Campbell was not happy about.

“This team isn’t built to overcome third-and-32,” Campbell said. “No team is, but we certainly don’t have the margin of error to overcome that many penalties. Our defense gave us a chance to win, like they have done so many times before, and we just couldn’t get out of our own way.”

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