Both teams had some rough weeks before their matchup. The Bears had lost 5 straight games while Detroit had lost their last 2 which led to the firing of head coach Matt Patricia.
Chicago opened the score with a field goal and then forced a turnover on downs after the Lions went for it on fourth and one. Both teams then exchanged touchdowns but Chicago’s extra point was blocked and Detroit also missed their extra point. Chicago then continued to build out their lead by scoring another touchdown. After that sequence of touchdowns both teams punted and then both scored touchdowns. Detroit got the ball with 0:36 left in the first half but couldn’t accomplish much in that time and the first half ended on 13-23.
The Bears entered the second half with a 10-point lead and a 86% win-probability. Both teams punted on their opening drives but Detroit was able to strike first by scoring a touchdown. The Bears then answered by scoring a touchdown themselves. Stafford then threw an interception but despite great field position the Bears weren’t able to capitalize and were stopped by the Detroit defense. A couple of punts later Detroit scored a very important touchdown at a point in where Chicago had a 95% win probability – cutting the Bears lead to 3 points.
But then disaster struck for the Bears when Okwara fumbled and Detroit recovered at the 7-yard line. This set up an easy touchdown run for Adrian Peterson which led to Detroit taking a 34- 30 lead with 1 minute 47 left. Detroit then stopped the Bears as they won their first game without Matt Patricia.
Week 13 – December 6, 2020
Line: CHI -3 | Over/Under: 44
Detroit Lions (4-7, 3-3 Away) at Chicago Bears (5-6, 2-3 Home)
Bears’ Win Probability: 99.1%