I'm gonna be honest, I just had to re-write this entire article.
This game was boring. Both teams looked abysmal. And then, Stafford came alive and started picking apart the Monsters of the Midway.
And despite all of this, Mitchell Trubisky and the Bears came back and scored 21 unanswered points to win the game. Unbelievable.
I hate using this phrase. But after what I just saw, I can't chastise anyone for using it this next week. It was bad enough when the injury report came out showing star WR Kenny Golladay and first round pick Jeff Okudah were unable to go today. But Jamie Collins putting the crown of his helmet against the referee to demonstrate what happened on the previous play and getting ejected? You can't make this up. Only the factory of sadness on Lake Erie could pull off something like that.
Then to blow a 17 point lead to Mitchell Trubisky? And then march down the field and have rookie RB De'Andre Swift drop a walk-off touchdown?
Same Old Lions, man. I don't know what else to say.
King of the North
My guy. We never doubted you! We totally didn't angrily yell at our t.v.'s for Matt Nagy to bench you in favor for our favorite Jon Heder lookalike!
In all seriousness, Trubisky looked terrible for 90% of this game. He was throwing behind, he was throwing 10 yds over people's heads, but he didn't make any bad mistakes. He threw the ball away when he needed to and lived to see another play. That led to 242 passing yds and 3 touchdowns! I still can't believe it. It wasn't a hall of fame performance, but it will save his job for another week.
Most importantly for the Lions, they need to get healthy. The offense looked fantastic at times, with Adrian Peterson looking GOOD at 35, with 96 yds rushing and 21 receiving. Rookie WR Quintez Cephus stepped up with Golladay out, being targeted by Stafford 9 times in his debut.
Stafford looked good today, but under no circumstances can you be out-performed by Trubisky. Having Golladay back will be crucial for the offense to catch its stride, but Stafford will need everyone to hold on to the ball in order to be successful.
That's it for now, Jake and I will talk more on our podcast, Glass City Celly on the FREE iHeart radio App.