The Lions did not need a miraculous comeback to beat the Bears. Instead they played a consistent game of football from beginning to end.
This team is stocked with young talent and many of those players chose the week's biggest stage to showcase their ability.
Detroit's 5-0 start can be attributed to many things, but for now let's focus on four young players who stepped up in the Lions 24-13 win over the Chicago Bears.
DeAndre Levy quietly turned in a great performance this week.
The Lions linebacker recorded 13 tackles to lead the team. Nine of those tackles were solo efforts, and one was a tackle for a loss.
Jay Cutler was constantly under pressure all game. This was a combined effort between the defensive line and linebackers, but Levy was clearly a disruptive force all night.
Special teams matter in the NFL and Ryan Donahue loves to prove that by giving opposing teams terrible field position.
The Lions punter was terrific against Chicago as he had five punts for 162 yards, averaging 32-yards a kick.
On three of those punts, Donahue pinned the Bears within their own 20-yard line.
Chicago gained 359 yards of total offense, but it proved irrelevant because they were constantly starting drives with bad field position.
Some were skeptical when the Lions cut Nick Harris in the offseason. After their performance on Monday Night Football those worries appear to be unwarranted.
The Lions secondary often gets overlooked because of the teams other weapons, but it is hard not to notice Louis Delmas.
The Lions safety has never been afraid to throw his body around and he was at it again against the Bears.
Delmas recorded eight tackles, five of them solo.
These are his highest outputs of the season and should give the third-year player great confidence moving forward.
The running game for the Lions has been largely non-existent this season.
That all changed Monday night on an 88-yard scamper by Jahvid Best in the third quarter.
He opened up the game for Detroit and showed the explosiveness that fans knew he was capable of.
Best was not only great for one play. He finished the game with 12 carries for 163 yards and a touchdown.
A formidable running attack going forward could prove a huge asset for a Lions offense, which has thus far been forced to rely almost entirely on the passing game.