7 thoughts following the Chicago Bears loss to the Lions

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Chicago Bears Thought No. 4: The Lions are miles ahead of the Bears

The Lions started the year 1-6. Many Lions fans called for head coach Matt Campbell’s head as he looked completely overmatched. Then a funny thing happened. The Lions beat both the Packers and Chicago Bears on consecutive weeks and won six of their last seven games before getting pummeled by the Carolina Panthers in Week 16.

The Lions presented the best opportunity for the Chicago Bears to win, but instead, the Bears were the cure for the Lions. The talent the Lions have accumulated through the draft is blossoming and playing with confidence at the right time.

After winning yesterday’s game, the Lions will play the Packers next Sunday with the possibility of going to the playoffs. It was unimaginable just two months ago.

And don’t forget they have the Rams’ pick from the Matthew Stafford trade in 2021, which currently sits at sixth overall along with their own pick at 17. The Lions can do serious damage this upcoming draft by drafting a franchise quarterback or using both picks to bolster their defense, which ranks near dead last in almost every category.

The Vikings won the division this year, but they were blown out by the Packers on Sunday, and look like they will not go far in the playoffs. The Packers are in salary cap hell with or without Aaron Rodgers next year.

The Lions have a chance to be a contender in the NFC North next year and beyond while the Chicago Bears have a long rebuild ahead this offseason. It’s a reality that many Bears fans will have a hard time accepting.