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6-4, 2nd in NFC North

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

Lions-Vikings game on Thanksgiving opening as a pick em according to Westgate Las Vegas.

ESPN Stats & Info

Stafford starting to succeed deep

Matthew Stafford went 7-of-12 for 169 yards and a score on attempts of 15-plus yards Sunday, continuing a recent trend. He's been far more successful on deep throws during Detroit's three-game win streak than he was earlier in the season.

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Stafford: 'Hell of a kick' from Prater (0:22)
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Stafford says Lions a 'confident group' (0:22)
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Caldwell proud of the fight in Lions (0:32)
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Lions win behind Stafford's two TDs (1:35)
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Prater lifts Lions past Bears (1:17)

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

Matt Prater aimed just inside the left upright on his game-winning field goal. Another player told me that that kick was probably one of the more difficult ones for him to hit in his career.

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Prater nails go-ahead 52-yard FG (0:24)
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Barth shanks Bears' potential game-tying FG (0:28)

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

Lions GM Bob Quinn greeted Martha Ford after Detroit's win over Chicago with hugs. So did Personnel exec Kyle O'Brien.

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

Lions owner Martha Ford waiting outside the locker room trying to avoid the cold and wind waiting for the team to be done.

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

The Lions escape for the second straight week against a subpar team -- but they'll take it at this point to keep pace with division-leading Minnesota. The run defense, allowing over 200 yards for the second straight week, is clearly a problem that the Lions have to solve if they want to make the playoffs.

Matt Bowen ESPN Staff Writer 

Bears RB Tarik Cohen is now up to 13 touches, 59 total yards and a TD. Chicago used the old RB "flip" play to get Cohen to the edge on the TD run.

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

Jamal Agnew is questionable to return with a knee injury. Ameer Abdullah is back to return the kick now for the Lions. He was Detroit's kick returner in 2015.

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

Jamal Agnew was down on the field for the Lions and walked off with doctors slowly after.

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Abdullah wide open for the Lions TD (0:21)

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

Matthew Stafford did not look pleased with Eric Ebron after that last play. Was talking to him for a while on the sideline, gesturing with one of his arms. Ebron looked like he got tangled up on the route over the middle of the field.

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

After yet another slow, slow start, the Lions are finding their rhythm. While Detroit's run game is still way off, Matthew Stafford has been on target and that's led to the Lions coming back (again) from a first-quarter double-digit deficit. Detroit is 2-1 this season when trailing by double digits in the first quarter. The rest of the NFL has only won four games combined when trailing by double digits in the first quarter, according to ESPN Stats and Information. This, frankly, is just the type of team Detroit is -- and has been -- under Jim Caldwell. The Lions seem used to this situation, even though it seems like not the best one to be in.

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Jones has to stretch to score a 28-yard TD (0:18)

Matt Bowen ESPN Staff Writer 

Marvin Jones Jr. with a 28-yard TD grab on the double-move. He sold it. And forced the CB to stick his eyes in the backfield. Jones now has 44 yards receiving on two receptions.

Team Stats

Passing Yards254.39th
Rushing Yards82.629th
Points For27.16th
Points Against23.321st