Some will say this game was closer than the score suggests. Some will say it wasn't even that close.
Some will talk about how the game could have been completely different without the turnovers. Some will lament the play-calling, or time management, or something else. Some might even blame the defense for some reason.
The NFL won't care, because a loss is a loss.
The Detroit Lions are now 2-4 on the season after the 13-7 loss to the Chicago Bears, with some of their toughest games yet to come. On one hand, there is every reason to believe this is still a talented Lions team, and on the other, there is basically no reason to believe they can win week in and week out.
Really, there were plenty of ups and downs in this game, even though it was much like the Lions' other prime-time game against the San Francisco 49ers: The Lions were never really out of it, but never really in it, either.
Still, there were some bright spots, at least on an individual level. Let's think about those and the Tigers playing the Giants in the World Series instead for a while.