Lions up 17-10 behind two David Blough TD passes

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David Blough‘s first half as a starting quarterback in the NFL is in the books and the Lions have to like what they’ve gotten from the rookie.

Blough hit Kenny Golladay for a 75-yard touchdown on the team’s first offensive possession and followed that up with an eight-yard strike to Marvin Jones for a score the second time that Detroit had the ball. The Lions would stretch their lead to 17-7, but the Bears hit a field goal in the final minute of the half to slice the lead down to 17-10 before the break.

Blough was 7-of-15 for 179 yards overall and took his only sack on the last snap before time ran out in the second quarter. The Bears had not been able to make Blough uncomfortable in the pocket until that point and the Lions have picked up 65 yards on 15 carries to provide the new starter with good offensive balance.

The Bears opened the game with a quick touchdown drive, but struggled to mount any offensive momentum until their scoring drive before halftime. They had one other drive into Detroit territory, but failed to convert a fourth down from the 32-yard line. Mitchell Trubisky threw an incompletion on that play, although a conversion would have come back because the team was flagged for illegal formation after taking a timeout to set up the play.

Those kinds of miscues have been an issue for the Chicago offense all season and any more of them in the second half will help make Blough a winner in his debut.

13 responses to “Lions up 17-10 behind two David Blough TD passes

  1. Bears lose this game and they are officially done. No chance a 9 win team gets in from the NFC. I just hope them or Detroit can beat GB.

  2. Is this supposed to be one of the best defenses in the NFL? I guess we can tell which part of the coaching staff was responsible of the Bears last year success, and it was not Baggy.

  3. Perhaps it’s time to see if Mack can throw a football. Maybe catch one? Run the football?

    20mil or so a year for a guy that has not shown up again is completely worth it. Never mind the picks they don’t have also.

  4. Shades of Cam not jumping on the fumble with Trubisky literally turning away from an easy run for a red zone 1st down. As others have said, pathetic.

  5. How annoyed are Bears fans right now that a 3rd string QB from Purdue is outplaying Trubisky? He had the easiest 1st down run ever right in front of him at the end of the half…what was he thinking?!

  6. lasagna44 says:
    November 28, 2019 at 1:08 pm
    14-7 now
    Khalil Mack’s salary – $23,500,000 a year

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    Are you saying that Josh Jacobs, another 1st round choice next year and a ton of cap space used to sign Trent Brown and more wasn’t worth the great Khalil Mack?

    One nation, Raider Nation.

  7. Mack has the most forced fumbles in the NFL. Last week he stripped sacked Jones in the red zone to set up the game winning touchdown.

    I’ll take one Mack strip sack over 5 regular sacks. The Bears stole him for less than the Dolphins and Jags got for Tunsil and Ramsey. Let it go.

  8. chickensalad43 says:
    November 28, 2019 at 3:06 pm
    Mack has the most forced fumbles in the NFL. Last week he stripped sacked Jones in the red zone to set up the game winning touchdown.

    I’ll take one Mack strip sack over 5 regular sacks. The Bears stole him for less than the Dolphins and Jags got for Tunsil and Ramsey. Let it go.
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    Buddy, if somebody needs to let it go it’s you.

    Come on.

  9. chickensalad43 says:
    November 28, 2019 at 3:06 pm
    Mack has the most forced fumbles in the NFL. Last week he stripped sacked Jones in the red zone to set up the game winning touchdown.

    I’ll take one Mack strip sack over 5 regular sacks. The Bears stole him for less than the Dolphins and Jags got for Tunsil and Ramsey. Let it go.
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    The Bears & a lot of their fans are going to find out what Gruden and some of us already knew, how one high dollar player can hamstring a team for YEARS and YEARS! One player does not make a team, but one player can kill a team for a long time, ENJOY.

    Advantage Raiders!

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