Lions vs Bears: 10 Keys to the Game for Detroit

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Lions vs Bears: 10 Keys to the Game for Detroit
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Thanks to a thrilling comeback in the fourth quarter and overtime (again), the Detroit Lions are back to winning.

The Philadelphia Eagles are a pretty good team, so the Lions can take some pride in the win, but they did a lot of things that simply will not work for the rest of the season.

Many of them have been issues for the entire season but some cropped up newly last week (or returned from last season).

And while the Lions certainly did play well enough for a victory against the Eagles, they won't be able to get away with some of the mistakes they made last week.

It's not that I'm a big believer in the Bears, who on a weekly basis appear only a beat away from winning or imploding. Historically, the Bears are every bit as schizophrenic as the Lions have been for the last season-and-a-half.

But there's no denying that the Bears have talent, and there's even less denying that they are capable of taking advantage if their opponent gives them an opportunity.

So here are the ways the Lions can take those opportunities away and tighten up the NFC North race with a win next Monday Night.

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