The Detroit Lions’ defensive breakdowns and a foul penalty on the finish of their sport towards the Chicago Bears on Thanksgiving might have value the group a greater probability at getting their first win of the season.

On third down, with the Bears inching towards the goal line, the Lions had been penalized for calling back-to-back timeouts as that they had hassle with too many males being on the field. The timeout penalty allowed Andy Dalton to convert the primary down and provides Cairo Santos a better attempt for the game-winning field goal. The Lions had been penalized for calling back-to-back timeouts with about 1:54 remaining within the sport.

Chicago Bears kicker Cairo Santos is surrounded by teammates after kicking the game winning field goal with time expiring during the second half of an NFL football game against the Detroit Lions, Thursday, Nov. 25, 2021, in Detroit.

Chicago Bears kicker Cairo Santos is surrounded by teammates after kicking the sport successful field goal with time expiring through the second half of an NFL soccer sport towards the Detroit Lions, Thursday, Nov. 25, 2021, in Detroit.
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Chicago ended the 18-play drive with the game-winning 28-yard field goal from Santos.

The Bears gained the sport, 16-14, and saved the Lions winless. The closing drive lasted 8 minutes and 30 seconds and the mismanagement on the finish of the sport finally value the Lions no less than a shot of driving down the field and try a game-winning play.

The dangerous late-game administration on the finish had the NFL world buzzing.

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Detroit dropped to 0-10-1 and haven’t gained a sport since Dec. 6, 2020 – mockingly towards the Bears.

In this sport, the Lions performed respectable sufficient to no less than have an opportunity to win the sport. The group took the lead within the third quarter with a landing cross from Jared Goff to T.J. Hockenson. Detroit solely had one possession within the fourth quarter.

Goff was 21-for-25 with 171 passing yards and two landing passes. The Lions misplaced D’Andre Swift to a first-half harm. Jamaal Williams received a bulk of the carries and rushed for 65 yards. Hockenson had three catches for 35 yards and Josh Reynolds led the group with three catches for 70 yards and a landing.

Detroit Lions cornerback Jerry Jacobs squats on the field after the Chicago Bears kicked a winning field goal with time expiring to win the NFL football game, Thursday, Nov. 25, 2021, in Detroit.

Detroit Lions cornerback Jerry Jacobs squats on the field after the Chicago Bears kicked a successful field goal with time expiring to win the NFL soccer sport, Thursday, Nov. 25, 2021, in Detroit.
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Andy Dalton picked up the win as he began for an injured Justin Fields. He was given the participant of the sport for going 24-for-39 with 317 passing yards, a landing and an interception.

Darnell Mooney had 5 catches for 123 yards. Jimmy Graham had the lone landing catch and completed with two receptions for 34 yards.

Chicago Bears quarterback Andy Dalton (14) talks with head coach Matt Nagy during the second half of an NFL football game against the Detroit Lions, Thursday, Nov. 25, 2021, in Detroit.

Chicago Bears quarterback Andy Dalton (14) talks with head coach Matt Nagy through the second half of an NFL soccer sport towards the Detroit Lions, Thursday, Nov. 25, 2021, in Detroit.
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Chicago moved to 4-7 with the win.