Which three Chicago Bears were winners vs Lions in Week 12?

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Chicago Bears Week 12 Winner No. 3: Darnell Mooney

The Chicago Bears have a stud in second-year wideout Darnell Mooney. This guy was a fifth-round draft pick and is playing like a potential WR1 for years to come. Credit to Ryan Pace who has a diamond in the rough with Mooney. Sure, there have been ups-and-downs for the young star, but he has come up big when the Bears need him, especially with Allen Robinson being out the past two games.

Mooney now has two consecutive 100+ yard receiving games and is starting to use his speed to be the deep threat we saw glimpses of. His route running looks sharp all year and his after-the-catch skills are great.

His drop issues have been the only thing holding him back, although lackluster quarterback play has not helped his cause. Drops have been more common this year, but he also has made some insane catches to bail out bad throws.

Darnell Mooney is showing that his rookie year was no fluke, and is giving the Bears a reason to not have to bring back Allen Robinson as he has looked like a WR1 this year, over Robinson. With five catches on eight targets for 123 yards, Mooney has almost 600 yards on the year and is starting to find his grove as the offense has looked more serviceable in the last few games.

We know how he and Justin Fields have built chemistry each week this year. With Allen Robinson out for the last two weeks, the pressure was on Mooney to step up and be the Bears’ top target on offense. He has done his job and more. Mooney seems to keep improving every week and should be getting more credit for what he has done this year.

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The Chicago Bears have two offensive cornerstones going forward in Darnell Mooney and Cole Kmet. They both balled out in the win over the Lions and have been improving every week lately. Andy Dalton has played well after Fields’ rib injury and has already gotten his chemistry going with Mooney and Kmet. The offense should look to build on this going forward, no matter who is starting at quarterback.