Lions Fall 26-24 Against Chicago - Game Recap
Detroit was unable to contain Matt Forte on Sunday and the result was a 26-24 Week 17 loss against the Bears.
The Bears earned a straight-up victory but suffered an ATS defeat in failing to cover the 3-point spread. Over-Under bettors who played OVER the total of 46.5 were rewarded with a winning wager.
Jay Cutler completed 18 of 31 pass attempts for 257 yards and 1 TD for the Bears in the win. He did not throw an interception in the game.
Mikel Leshoure rushed for 57 yards for Detroit, while Matthew Stafford added 9 yards. Matthew Stafford threw for 272 yards for the Lions, while receivers Calvin Johnson and Tony Scheffler had 72 and 53 yards respectively.
Detroit was outgained by Chicago 389-327 yards in Sunday's match, while the important battle of first downs was won 20-19 by the Lions.
Detroit lost the time of possession battle 34:09/25:51, leaving their defense on the field more than they wanted.