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Lions lose to Bears in late Thanksgiving game, go winless


It wasn’t Jim Schwartz throwing an illegal challenge flag, but the Detroit Lions found another way to lose on Thanksgiving.

Cairo Santos scored the game-winning 28-yard goal late Thursday to give the Chicago Bears a 16-14 victory over the Lions at Ford Field.

Santos’ kick came five games after the Lions were penalized 5 yards on the third and 9 for taking back-to-back timeouts before the Bears played a game.

The Lions took a 14-13 lead late in the third quarter, but failed to make a defensive save in the final set of the game, when the Bears amassed 69 yards in 18 games and ran to 8. minutes and 30 seconds of the stopwatch. .

The Lions stopped David Montgomery on a one-yard run in the first game after the two-minute warning. They took a time out to stop the clock, then with their defense rushing into the scrum to face third and nine, first-year Lions head coach Dan Campbell and defensive coordinator Aaron Glenn signaled another time. death from the sideline before the Bears broke the ball.

Lions lose to Bears in late Thanksgiving game, go winless

Andy Dalton threw completely at Damiere Byrd on third and four, and Dalton took three laps before Santos came in for his third basket of the game.

The Lions, 0-10-1 and the only winless team in the NFL, have lost three times on last-second baskets this season. Justin Tucker broke an NFL record 66 yards to give the Baltimore Ravens a 19-17 victory over the Lions at Ford Field in Week 3, and Greg Joseph made a career 54 yards to give the Minnesota Vikings a 19-17 defeat the Lions two weeks later.

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