Lions' run game stunted by Bears
CHICAGO -- This is a game the Lions should have won. It was ugly, but they held a 14-13 lead with just over three minutes remaining. Then they lost 19-14 to the Chicago Bears.
The Bears are not that good, yet they amassed 463 offensive yards against the Lions.
It didn’t help that the Lions lost Matthew Stafford for the whole second half -- and maybe longer -- with a shoulder injury. But that was not the reason they lost. Shaun Hill can throw a touchdown pass. But no matter who was the quarterback the running game never got established. That’s a huge factor in the loss. The Lions had just 20 net rushing yards.
The other is the Lions’ defense giving up big plays, in particular the 89-yard touchdown by Matt Forte toward the end of the first half.
The defensive issue was not a huge surprise.
But with the talent of rookie Jahvid Best, the run game should be better.
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