ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) — The Detroit Lions went to Chicago hoping to get back to .500 and into in the hunt for the NFC North title.
They returned home Tuesday to prepare for Sunday’s game against the Seahawks ruing another sluggish offensive performance, three red-zone turnovers and an injury to of one of their most reliable receivers in a 13-7 loss to the Bears.
Mikel Leshoure fumbled deep in Bears territory late in the first half and Joique Bell lost the ball at Chicago’s 1-yard line in the third quarter. Quarterback Matthew Stafford threw an interception in the red zone and Stefan Logan muffed a punt.
Nate Burleson, a key part of last season’s run to an NFC wild card berth, broke his right leg during Monday night’s loss and will miss the remainder of the season.