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How Lions' future opponents fared in Week 12

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A look at how the Detroit Lions' future opponents performed in Week 12 of the season.

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In Week 12, the Detroit Lions' future opponents combined to go 3-2. Here's a look at how each team performed:

Week 13 - vs. Bears (5-6) - beat Buccaneers, 21-13

This was sort of an odd game. The Bears fell into a 10-0 hole thanks to a Mike Evans touchdown and a Patrick Murray field goal in the second quarter. In the third quarter, however, the Bears scored three touchdowns (one by Alshon Jeffery and two by Matt Forte) to take a 21-10 lead. All the Bucs could manage in the final quarter was a field goal, giving Chicago a 21-13 win for the second week in a row.

Week 14 - vs. Buccaneers (2-9) - lost to Bears, 21-13

The Bucs managed to lose despite outgaining Chicago by a margin of 367-204. How did this happen? Well, the Bucs lost two fumbles and had two interceptions, giving them a total of four turnovers on the day. It didn't help that Josh McCown was sacked five times and the Bucs' running game was once again nonexistent (66 yards on 22 carries).

Week 15 - vs. Vikings (4-7) - lost to Packers, 24-21

The Vikings managed to hang around all game, but they just weren't able to do enough to beat Green Bay. A late touchdown pass to Greg Jennings, plus a two-point conversion, got the Vikings within a field goal, but the Packers were able to run the final 3:23 off the clock to secure the win.

Week 16 - at Bears (5-6) - beat Buccaneers, 21-13

See above.

Week 17 - at Packers (8-3) - beat Vikings, 24-21

Things were a bit closer than the Packers probably would have liked, but Aaron Rodgers was outstanding yet again, going 19-for-29 for 209 yards and two touchdowns. Perhaps more importantly, Eddie Lacy had a big game, rushing for 125 yards and a touchdown on 25 carries. Sadly for the Lions, this win moved the Packers into first place in the NFC North.