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Friday open thread: Do you feel better, worse or the same after the Lions’ loss to the Bears?

How do you feel about this team after their Thanksgiving loss to the Bears?

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For the second year in a row, the Detroit Lions dropped their Thanksgiving Day matchup to a divisional rival. The difference this year, however, is that the loss dropped them to 4-7, whereas last year the loss to the Vikings put them at 6-5.

The Detroit Lions’ season is over. 9-7 could still realistically get Detroit a Wild Card berth, but anyone who has been following this team all season knows they are not capable of winning five games in a row, especially with the Los Angeles Rams coming to town next week.

That being said, there were some positives to take from Thursday’s loss to the Chicago Bears. The Lions were able to run the ball without Kerryon Johnson. The defense has now held two straight opponents to 23 points or fewer. They’re looking competitive again after three straight losses in late October/early November made this team look like potentially the worst team in the league.

So today’s Question of the Day is:

Do you feel better, worse or the same about the Lions after Thursday’s loss?

My answer: The same.

For as many positives as there were on Thanksgiving, outside of LeGarrette Blount’s performance, nothing was really surprising about this game. I had a pretty good feeling the Lions were going to play really safe on offense, opting to throw quick passes to protect Matthew Stafford than to air it out. I knew the Lions defense was going to have a chance to win the matchup with the Bears because they can stop the run now and Chase Daniel wasn’t going to make as many big plays as Mitchell Trubisky.

And I also knew this Bears defense was capable of outscoring the Lions offense, which they did in the fourth quarter, and that was the difference.

Your turn.


Do you feel better, worse or the same about the Lions after their loss to the Bears?

This poll is closed

  • 4%
    A lot better
    (33 votes)
  • 4%
    A little better
    (31 votes)
  • 35%
    The same
    (267 votes)
  • 21%
    A little worse
    (163 votes)
  • 33%
    A lot worse
    (249 votes)
743 votes total Vote Now

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