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Bears vs. Lions: Takeaways from Chicago's 21-19 Loss to Detroit

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Bears vs. Lions: Takeaways from Chicago's 21-19 Loss to Detroit
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As the Chicago Bears fell to the Detroit Lions, 21-19, their chances to win the NFC North have almost completely evaporated as they now trail Detroit by one game in the standings and another due to the tiebreaker.

It felt like the Bears were the better team, but they simply didn't make big plays when they needed to. 

The big storyline from this one will be head coach Marc Trestman's decision-making. He chose to keep playing a clearly injured Jay Cutler. Then—with the game on the line—he elected to run for the two-point conversion despite the fact that running back Matt Forte averaged under two yards per carry. 

The good news for the Bears was their defense. They gave up a few big plays but did more than enough to win. 

In the end, the Bears simply weren't good enough from the head coach on down. They didn't make the plays they needed to make, and because of that, they don't deserve to be in first place in the NFC North. 

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