The Detroit Lions pulled off an unbelievable comeback on Sunday (Nov. 19) up against the Chicago Bears. It was a game they were expected to win. But, with Bears quarterback Justin Fields back for the first time in four games, it was tougher than thought. Fields was out for blood. Not only was it his first time back on the field in more than month, but he’s fighting to prove he’s the right guy for the Bears in the long term.
But, Fields wasn’t the only one fighting. Detroit Lions’ David Montgomery was traded from the Bears last season, and he made sure to prove that the Bears should have known the gem that they had and not let him go. In the end, a sturdy Jared Goff and David Montgomery pulled off a raging winning touchdown. Then, when the Bears got the ball back with less than 30 seconds on the clock, Aiden Hutchinson helped sack Fields, which ended up turning into a fumble and a 2-point gain for the Lions.
This is one of the most exciting games I’ve ever seen, but I’m staying that a lot this season. As a lifelong Lions fan, I’m not used to this level of electricity. I personally love how cool Goff kept things, even after his interception throws. Even with less than 3 minutes on the clock and the Lions needing two touchdowns to win, Goff was calm and confident. And that translated into a win.
After the game, coach Dan Campbell had lots of good things to say about Goff and the team. “It speaks volumes (about Goff),” Campbell stated. “He didn’t have his best game, but really when you needed him the most in a two-minute drive at the end of the half, that was pretty big.”
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