The Bears are getting healthy again and it bodes well for their second half of the season which began Sunday with a 34-22 romp over the Lions at Soldier Field.
Allen Robinson Jr. and Khalil Mack both returned to the lineup and both players contributed in big ways. Robinson had six receptions for 133 yards and two touchdowns. The first one covered 36 yards and it put the Bears up 13-9 in the first quarter. The second one was a 26 yard touchdown catch in the third quarter that pushed the lead to 34-10.
Mack had two sacks. The Bears had six total against a Lions line that continues to provide little protection for Matthew Stafford. Stafford was sacked ten times a week ago against the Vikings.
The Bears’ defense also came away with three takeaways. Bryce Callahan and Prince Amukamara intercepted Stafford and Adrian Amos recovered a fumble.
The Bears snapped a ten game losing streak to NFC North teams with the win. They also snapped a three game losing streak against the Lions.
The victory boosts the Bears’ record to 6-3 and it sets up a first place showdown with the Vikings at Soldier Field next Sunday night.