The Detroit Lions got a big scare, but they finally came away with a 31-26 win against the Chicago Bears on Sunday at Ford Field.
Running back David Montgomery chased his former team down for the game-winning touchdown with 31 seconds left in the game, completing a one-yard run. Two seconds later, a safety touchdown by the Lions (8-2) definitively buried any hopes of a comeback for their rivals of the day.
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The climb started while the dial showed 3 min 06 s to the finish line. At this point, the Bears (3-8) had a comfortable 12-point lead, but Jameson Williams cut the lead to five points by catching a 32-yard pass from running back Jared Geoff.
The latter didn’t necessarily have the best outing of his career prior to that, as he was the victim of three interceptions. However, he hauled in two touchdown passes and converted 23 of his 35 attempts through the air for 236 yards.
His opposite number, Justin Fields, wasn’t content with just serving his receivers, he was able to reach them 16 times out of 23 attempts. Indeed, the 24-year-old also used his legs, racking up 104 yards on the ground.
The Lions will host the Green Bay Packers on Thursday. The Bears, meanwhile, will travel to Minnesota to face the Vikings on November 27th.
Browns on the edge
With the score tied at 10-10 with 2 seconds left in the game, kicker Dustin Hopkins’ 34-yard field goal gave the Cleveland Browns (7-3) a 13-10 win against the Pittsburgh Steelers (6-4).
However, the most spectacular game took place at the beginning of the third quarter. Steelers punter Jaylen Warren made a fantastic 74-yard run to put his team back in the game and cut the deficit to 10-7 after a Chris Boswell turnover.
Warren finished the game with 129 yards on nine rushing attempts.
On the other hand, the two backs, Kenny Pickett and Dorian Thompson-Robinson, were quite discreet. The first city collected only 106 yards through the air, while the second had a slightly more successful game, thanks to 24 completed passes out of 43.
Finally a Giants win
The last victory of the New York Giants (3-8) dates back to October 22, when they defeated the Washington Commanders (4-7) by a score of 14 to 7.
As there are never any coincidences in life, Brian Daboll’s boys bounced back to win on Sunday against this same team, winning 31-19.
The final quarter of the game sounded the death knell for the Commanders, who received two touchdowns from the Giants, most notably a 54-yard punt return by Logan Thomas. Saquon Barkley (twice) and Darius Slayton were the other two New Yorkers to reach Washington’s end zone.
Sam Howell and Jahan Dotson replied for the home favorites.
Tommy DiVito had a better game than he did against the Dallas Cowboys last week, but he still suffered nine quarterback sacks. However, he did record 246 yards on 18 completions and three touchdown passes.