Detroit Lions End Poor Season on Winning Note

The Detroit Lions have finished a disappointing season with a victory over the division rival Chicago Bears.

Detroit held off a late comeback attempt by Chicago en route to a 24-20 win, the Lions third in a row.

Detroit quarterback Matthew Stafford threw three touchdown passes, the Lions intercepted Bears quarterback Jay Cutler three times and Detroit kicker Matt Prater booted a 59-yard field goal, the longest in team history.

After winning only one of its first eight games this season Detroit was victorious in six of its final eight, following a shake-up in the Lions front office and coaching staff.

Now a host of questions face the team in the offseason.

The Lions must choose a new general manager and decide whether to retain Head Coach Jim Caldwell and several high-priced players, including star receiver Calvin Johnson.   

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About the Author

Quinn Klinefelter

Senior News Editor

I grab news in the morning, check the papers and the wires, call sources and take a big gulp of coffee. That’s how I start the day.

qklinefelter@wdet.org  

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