Detroit Lions vs. Chicago Bears: Full Roster Report Card for Detroit

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Detroit Lions vs. Chicago Bears: Full Roster Report Card for Detroit
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The Detroit Lions traveled to Chicago to face the Bears and came away victorious. The 21-19 road win gives the Lions their first sweep of Chicago since 2007.

It also puts Detroit in the driver's seat of the NFC North race. The Lions improve to 6-3 while dropping the Bears to 5-4. Because of the two head-to-head wins, Detroit essentially holds a two-game lead over Chicago.

Green Bay is also at 5-4 but lost backup quarterback Seneca Wallace a week after losing Aaron Rodgers. They fell at home to the Philadelphia Eagles

Next week, Detroit heads to Pittsburgh to face the 2-6 Steelers. Hopefully the injury report isn't too tough on the Lions, who won despite missing defensive end Ziggy Ansah and cornerback Bill Bentley from the defense. 

The grading scale here is subjectively based on my expectations for player performance. As an example, if Ndamukong Suh gets three tackles and one quarterback pressure, that will grade lower than C.J. Mosley doing the same things.

Impact plays like turnovers, touchdowns or other big plays rate highly. Penalties, blown assignments and giveaways really hurt the grade for a player.

Here are my grades for the Lions. 

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