The Chicago Bears beat the Detroit Lions 13-7 on Monday night, and the game was true to form for both teams. The Bears won through a dominant defensive effort, and also had a touchdown pass from Jay Cutler to Brandon Marshall. For the Lions, mistakes caused them to let a winnable game slip through their fingers. The Bears defense forced four turnovers, and the Lions could convert only one of four red-zone possessions into points.
SB Nation's Bears blog, Windy City Gridiron, has some thoughts on how the team got by the Lions, which includes scoring in the first quarter, for a change:
The first-quarter touchdown to Marshall marked both the second first-quarter touchdown of the year and the second first-half passing touchdown of the year. The Bears scored 10 points in a quarter they've scored 13 points in all season.
It's actually quite impressive that the Bears, who are eighth in the NFL with 27 points per game, have had such difficulties scoring early in their games.
Meanwhile, over at SB Nation's Lions blog, Pride of Detroit, people are clearly frustrated with how a season with a lot of promise has seemingly gone down the drain:
Six games in and the biggest problem is the Detroit Lions' offense. What a joke.