In their Week 5 meeting, the Detroit Lions beat the Chicago Bears 24-13 on Monday Night Football. Jahvid Best racked up 163 yards rushing on just 12 carries, and the Lions defense gave up only three points in the second half. Big plays were key in Detroit's win.
Despite Chicago nearly doubling Detroit in time of possession (39:03 to 20:57), the Bears only made it into the red zone twice all game. The crowd played a huge factor, as the offensive line for Chicago was not in sync for the entire game.
Detroit must be on point to start this game if they expect to win. Chicago has three solid wins in their past three games since the Monday night game at Ford Field. Expect much of the same from Chicago: Matt Forte carrying the load and a defense and special teams primed to make big plays.
Here are the Five Keys to Victory for the Lions this Sunday: