Sad News: Detroit Lions Point Has Been Minus Due To…

The Detroit Lions were not at their best against the Chicago Bears in Week 11, but they managed to escape with a win, overcoming a 12-point deficit with only minutes remaining in the game.

There is a lot to clean up for the Lions, that’s for certain, and it was one of their sloppiest performances on the season, but only one national ranker dinged them for their performance. In fact, overcoming so many obstacles impressed enough of the national rankers that most kept them at the same spot they were in last week or moved them up a spot in their rankings.

“They were minus-three in turnovers and trailed by 12 points with less than four minutes left … yet they found a way to win,” NFL.com’s Eric Edholm wrote after moving the Lions up to No. 3 in his

“The Lions were incredibly sloppy on Sunday and that’s concerning. Jared Goff threw three interceptions, his most this season (he had thrown just five in Detroit’s first nine games). It happens. The takeaway is that Detroit won anyway. You’d like to play great every week, but that’s not realistic and there’s something to be said about winning with your C- or D+ game.”

“The Lions scored 17 points in the final 2:59 Sunday, and it’s that offense that makes them so dangerous. They are second in the league in yards per game (399.6) and fifth in scoring (27.2) but only 17th in red-zone touchdown efficiency (52.9 percent) so there’s still room for growth. The Lions, who are 16-4 in their last 20, haven’t started a season this well since 1962.”

“The Lions scored 17 points in the final 2:59 Sunday, and it’s that offense that makes them so dangerous. They are second in the league in yards per game (399.6) and fifth in scoring (27.2) but only 17th in red-zone touchdown efficiency (52.9 percent) so there’s still room for growth. The Lions, who are 16-4 in their last 20, haven’t started a season this well since 1962.”

“Jared Goff turned into a pumpkin against the Bears on Sunday, but the Detroit Lions battled for four quarters to overcome a multi-score deficit in the final 15 minutes to beat their division rivals.

“Aidan Hutchinson sealed the game with a beautiful rush that resulted in a strip-sack of Justin Fields, who played relatively well in his first action back from his injury. Considering the issues Detroit had defending the Lamar Jackson-led Ravens, a big day from Fields shouldn’t have been surprising.”

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