The Chicago Bears and Detroit Lions entered Week 1 as a matchup that no one truly knew what to expect from. When everything was said and done, it was actually one of the more entertaining games on Sunday.
After being down 23-6 entering the fourth quarter, Mitchell Trubisky and the Bears scored 21 unanswered and ended up winning the game by a final score of 27-23. It was a crazy comeback, to say the least.
On the final drive of the game, the Lions had an excellent opportunity to steal the win. Matthew Stafford made a beautiful pass to the end zone that hit rookie running back D’Andre Swift in the hands. Unfortunately, the rookie dropped the pass and the Bears took home the win.
Both teams are going to be intriguing to watch throughout the season. For the Bears, it will be interesting to see if they can make some noise in the NFC playoff picture. Detroit, on the other hand, is looking to do the same thing despite having a young roster that needs to prove themselves.
All of that being said, let’s dive in and take a look at four major takeaways from the Bears vs. Lions matchup in Week 1.