Stop us if you heard this before- Jay Cutler didn’t have much a pocket to work with, and his receivers did very little to help him.
Matthew Stafford (19-26-219-1-2), on the other hand, actually had some protection, and his two TD passes put Detroit ahead in the third. Jahvid Best’s (12-163-1) 88-yard run later in the third quarter gave the Lions a double-digit lead, and they held on for a 24-13 win over the Chicago Bears Monday night. It was the first home Monday night game in Detroit in a decade.
The Lions (5-0) are undefeated through five games for the first time since 1956—the year before their last NFL title.
The defending NFC North champion Bears (2-3) are off to their worst start since 2007. Already three games behind Detroit and defending Super Bowl champion Green Bay in the division, the Bears are in serious trouble regarding their playoff chances.
Cutler (28-38-249-0-1) kept his team in it as much as he could, and was a rather valiant, sympathetic figure when you consider...