According to practically everyone in the football world the Bears were going to London too late in the week and would pay for it. So much for the experts.
The Detroit Lions played sloppy in all three phases of the game against the Atlanta Falcons yet still found themselves in a position to send the game into overtime before falling short 23-16
25 years after the Super Bowl Champion Chicago Bears shuffled into London they are back to play a game that will help determine whether or not they will be contenders for a playoff spot.
The intoxicating aroma of a bad football team drifted throughout Soldier Field. By the time the smoke settled the fans were heading out for postgame munchies and celebrating a 39-10 Chicago Bears rout of the Minnesota Vikings.
The fans got everything they expected with hard-hitting and five lead changes. Detroit fell just short at the end but what will be remembered is this was where the feud between the Schwartz’s and the Harbaughs began.
The San Francisco 49ers travel to Detroit for a match-up between division leaders that will begin to determine playoff (there’s that word again) seeding this January.