Ladies and gentlemen, the Detroit Lions hold first place in the NFC North all by themselves. Thanks to a 21-19 victory at Soldier Field, the Lions are now 6-3 while the Bears sit at 5-4. The Green Bay Packers lost to the Philadelphia Eagles to also fall to 5-4.
The Lions completed an exceedingly rare season sweep of Chicago, which gives Detroit the head-to-head tiebreaker in addition to the one-game lead in the standings.
Here are my initial takeaways from Detroit's important victory.
*All stats are courtesy of ESPN unless otherwise noted