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8-6, 2nd in NFC North

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

The Lions' unlikely NFC North title hopes were officially ended with Minnesota's win over Cincinnati on Sunday. The Lions have not won a division title since 1993. Detroit still has a 20 percent chance to make the playoffs entering the 4 p.m. games, according to fivethirtyeight.com, but almost all of those scenarios involve other games around the league falling in certain ways and the Lions beating Cincinnati and Green Bay the last two weeks of the year. Based off a few scenarios run through the ESPN Playoff Machine, the Panthers-Falcons result in Week 17 could be a massive game for whether or not Detroit reaches the postseason even if it wins out.

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Stafford: 'Something about December football' (0:17)
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Lions have to win out (0:57)
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Stafford leads Lions past Bears (1:11)

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

The Lions had a pretty thorough performance Saturday against the Bears but for Detroit, it continues to be a keep-pace game for any chance at the postseason. The defense played particularly well with three turnovers, including two interceptions from Darius Slay. Detroit also did well against the run and rookie Jarrad Davis had one of the better games of his career.

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Tate dances on the Bears' defense (0:23)
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Trubisky is picked off in the end zone (0:16)

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

TJ Jones, who caught a touchdown earlier Saturday, was injured on the punt coverage there. He has three catches for 26 yards today along with his score.

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

T.J. Lang OUT with a foot injury and Theo Riddick is questionable with a wrist injury.

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Stafford hits Ebron in the end zone for the TD (0:17)

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

Not a bad first half for the Lions. Matthew Stafford has continued his strong play with a 75.2 completion percentage and the defense has held Chicago to 90 total yards. The offensive line, with all second-stringers at their position other than left tackle Taylor Decker, have allowed one sack and two quarterback hits and Detroit's run game is averaging 5.9 yards per carry. Overall, it was one of the better halves the Lions have had in over a month.

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

That was Theo Riddick's first lost fumble since 2015. But it is costly to the Lions as it gave the Bears a field goal after what had been a pretty strong half for Detroit overall.

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The Rockettes come to Detroit (0:16)

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

The Lions have been creative with their celebrations all season long. On Saturday, after TJ Jones' first touchdown of the season, a group of five Lions players -- Theo Riddick, TJ Jones, Marvin Jones, Eric Ebron and Golden Tate -- stood in a kickline together and mimicked the famous Rockettes kickline with it being the holiday season and all.

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Jones outleaps Bears defender (0:38)

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

T.J. Lang is questionable to return with a foot injury. Lang had been dealing with that for a few weeks. He's been replaced by Don Barclay.

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

Two quick notes: This is only the third time this season the Lions have led after the first quarter, according to ESPN Stats & Information. Also, Matt Prater's second field goal of the day is No. 243 of his career, tying him with Jim Breech for No. 44 all-time.

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

Per ESPN Stats & Info, Matthew Stafford now has 10 batted passes. That ties for most in the NFL.

Team Stats

Passing Yards263.55th
Rushing Yards77.431st
Points For25.67th
Points Against24.225th