Chicago Bears: 5 Major takeaways from Week 10 win vs. Lions

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The Chicago Bears finally won and ended their losing streak. Here are my observations and major takeaways from the Week 10 win over the Lions.

The Chicago Bears finally came away with a win. After a four-game losing streak, they put a notch on the winning side. They defeated the Detroit Lions 20-13. It wasn’t a pretty win but a victory is a victory.

The Bears’ offense again started slow. They punted on their first four drives, and three of them were three-and-outs. On their fifth drive, they started the same. After three plays they had a fourth-and-1 on their 29-yard line.

Head coach Matt Nagy took a huge risk by going for it. If they failed to convert, the Lions would have a short field to work with. They were already up 6-0 and a touchdown puts the Bears in a deep hole. Instead, David Montgomery got the first down. The Bears went down 65 more yards and got the game’s first touchdown to take a 7-6 lead.

The Bears went and scored on their next two drives to take a commanding lead. Then their evil twins again came back. On their next five drives, they had four three-and-outs. On their three touchdown drives, they amassed 155 yards. On their next five drives, they had just 46 yards.

Just like what happened against the Los Angeles Chargers, the Bears had a chance to slam the hammer down on their opponent but they failed to do so, and it almost cost them against the Lions as it did against the Chargers. This time, however, they found a way to come away with a victory.

As I mentioned, this wasn’t the greatest game played by the Bears, but they had to do whatever they could to come away with a victory and they did just that. Perhaps this win gets the monkey off of everyone’s backs and they won’t be as tight going on. This could be the springboard to turning the season around.

We can always hope, right? For now, here are my observations and major takeaways from this game.