DETROIT (AP) The Detroit Lions came adult with a intrigue to close down Chicago’s using diversion and force Bears rookie quarterback Mitchell Trubisky to chuck a lot.
The devise worked perfectly.
Chicago averaged reduction than 3 yards a lift and Trubisky threw 3 interceptions Saturday night, environment a Lions adult for a 20-10 win that keeps them in a playoff picture.
The Bears ran for a season-high 232 yards in their final game, a 33-7 win during Cincinnati, and had 222 yards rushing in a three-point detriment to Detroit final month.
”We came out and punched them in a face,” Detroit cornerback Darius Slay said. ”That was a difference.”
When Detroit narrowly transient a Windy City with a win, Jordan Howard had 125 yards rushing and a score.
In a rematch, he was singular to 37 yards on 10 carries and that played a partial in a Bears being forced to try to pierce a round by a atmosphere a lot.
Trubisky had deteriorate highs in completions (31), attempts (46), yards flitting (314) and interceptions (three) including dual to Slay and one to reserve Quandre Diggs in a finish section early in a fourth quarter.
”Last week we had a small juice, executed, had things rolling,” he said. ”It seemed like a opposite.”
Here are some other takeaways from Detroit’s win:
The Lions (8-6) need to win their final dual games, during Cincinnati and opposite Green Bay, and will need some auspicious formula by other teams to acquire a second true and third playoff coming in 4 years. Carolina (9-4), New Orleans (9-4) and Atlanta (8-5) are all forward of a Lions in a NFC playoff race, and they all flog Detroit to possess a intensity tiebreaker.
”What we did this week won’t matter if we don’t win subsequent week,” Detroit receiver Golden Tate said.
Fox was questioned about an eyebrow-raising preference in any half. He punted on a fourth-and-1 from a Chicago 45 early in a second quarter, trailing 6-0.
”It’s not a no-lose conditions since if we don’t make it, they’ve got a round during a 45,” he said. ”Like we said, we could go for it, though we have to know that it can come behind and punch you.”
After Trubisky threw a 9-yard touchdown pass to Benny Cunningham to make it 20-10 with 2:32 left, slicing Chicago’s necessity to 10, Fox chose not to try an onside kick.
”We knew we had to measure twice,” Fox said. ”So, we felt we could stop them, measure and afterwards go for a onside flog a second time. That’s how we generally play that.”
Matthew Stafford, who threw dual touchdown passes, finished 25 of 33 passes for 237 yards but a turnover. He connected on 76 percent of his passes after carrying an 82-percent execution commission over a prior dual games.
”He’s been on a rip lately,” manager Jim Caldwell said. ”He’s been personification good for a while. He hangs in there, delivers a ball. He’s got some receivers creation plays for him, too.”
Four of Chicago’s 13 penalties gave Detroit initial downs.
”Some of it was some new guys in since of some guys lost,” Fox said. ”That’s not an excuse. It’s only reality.”
Slay had dual interceptions, giving him 7 this deteriorate to transcend his prior career sum of 6 from his initial 4 seasons in a league.
”I’ve been ostensible to make these kind of plays,” he said. ”At times in my career, we was knocking them down. So, I’m only going for a pick.”
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