The Detroit Lions Week 12 Pride Report

Sonja Greenfield, Detroit Lions Reporter

By Sonja Greenfield // @Mom23RN

Chicago Bears 23 – Detroit Lions 16

First off….I was eating before I wrote this, so forgive me if it goes astray.  I’m quite literally tryptophan wasted as I write this.  I was determined not to let the Detroit Lions ruin the dinner that my mom worked hard all day to cook.

Coming off of a win against the Carolina Panthers, that quite frankly not too many people were expecting, expectations were starting to creep up that the Lions may actually fare better in Detroit on Thanksgiving against the Chicago Bears than they did in Chicago.  Plus, the Bears quarterback Mitchell Trubisky wasn’t going to be playing, it could be a win!

And for a while, it was.  After running back LeGarrette Blount barely was able to get any yardage earlier in the game, he was able to score 2 rushing touchdowns to give the Lions the lead. Butttt…the Lions gunslinger quarterback Matthew Stafford had two interceptions, and well, you can’t win by turning the ball over.  Though, one, I think you have to at least tip your hat to Bears safety Eddie Jackson.  Despite that, the pick 6 that Jackson had still hurt.

The Lions ended up losing the game and getting swept by Chicago this season.

King of The Pride:  This week, the honor goes to none other than LeGarrette Blount.  Early in the game, Lions fans were frustrated by him being in the game.  He seemingly could only pick up 6 inches every time he touched the ball.

Then, they got Blount in the red zone, and the rest as you say, is history.  He ended up scoring 2 red zone touchdowns.  He finished the day scoring 2 touchdowns and ran for 88 yards.  He was the offense this game.

Not King of The Pride:  I don’t think there was any ONE particular person who played really really bad.  I think I’ll be a little creative with this one.  Cornerback Teez Tabor was a healthy scratch this game.  This 2nd-year player has not been particularly effective.  He’s been blowing coverages, and overall, not very good.  If anything, him being a healthy scratch doesn’t bode well for his future here in Detroit.

Next up, the Lions are off on Sunday, but only to get ready for a high flying LA Rams team that just came off of a marathon win against the Kansas City Chiefs.   While things aren’t looking great ahead of that game, the Lions have defeated teams that they weren’t expected to.  Could this be the case on the 2nd when they take on the Rams?

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