Chicago Bears: 5 Major takeaways from Thanksgiving win over Lions

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The Chicago Bears won their Thanksgiving matchup against the Detroit Lions to even their record at 6-6. Major takeaways from the Week 13 victory.

Oh, how good it is to play the Detroit Lions. The Chicago Bears faced them twice in four weeks and won both of them. The wins were ugly but they were wins. With the second win against Detroit, the Bears even out their season record. After all their struggles, they are now even at 6-6.

Quarterback Mitchell Trubisky again feasted on the Lions’ defense and had a great game. He had his first game this season throwing for over 300 yards and again had three touchdown passes. He still had his moments of frustration (at one point head coach Matt Nagy looked like he wanted to rip Trubisky’s helmet off Trubisky’s head as Myles Garrett did to Mason Rudolph), but this was definitely his best game this season.

The defense started out slowly, not knowing anything at all about Detroit’s latest quarterback, David Blough, who started in place of Jeff Driskel, who started in place of Matthew Stafford.

Blough sliced through the defense for most of the first half. His first completion was for a 75-yard touchdown pass and he got touchdown passes on his first two drives. Overall in the first half, he didn’t complete many passes (just seven) but he made them count as he racked up 179 passing yards.

Things changed in the second half, however. The Bears defense allowed more completions (15), but they held him to 101 passing yards and no touchdowns.

Perhaps the Bears could use this game as a takeoff point. If they get it together and go on a nice streak who knows what happens. The playoffs are still an afterthought, but crazier things have happened.

For now, let’s enjoy this win and I’ll give you my thoughts on this win.