Although winning Sunday's game against the Lions was his primary goal, Bears quarterback Jimmy Clausen proved that he can still play in the NFL.
The Bears lost more than a game Sunday as defensive end Willie Young exited their 20-14 defeat to the Lions early in the second half with an Achilles' injury.
Motivated by an earlier performance and a cheap shot, the Bears defense stepped up and had one of its best games of the season Sunday versus Detroit.
The Bears were outscored 10-0 in the fourth quarter Sunday, turning a 14-10 lead into a 20-14 loss to the Detroit Lions at Soldier Field.
ChicagoBears.com takes you inside the locker room with quotes from Bears players following Sunday's loss against the Lions at Soldier Field.
Read situational updates from the field as they unfold during the Bears' home game against the Detroit Lions at Soldier Field.
Check this week's inactives list to find out which Bears and Lions players are available to take the field on Sunday's game at Soldier Field.
Bears Senior Writer Larry Mayer shares his insights and analysis live from the press box as he counts down to kickoff between the Bears and the Lions.
The Bears will try to snap a three-game losing streak and improve to 6-9 when they host the Detroit Lions in their final home contest of the season Sunday at Soldier Field.
Senior writer Larry Mayer discusses the Bears' 2015 opponents, the last time they didn't score at least 30 points in a game for an entire season and the most positive development this year.
Senior writer Larry Mayer discusses which Bears players could be voted to the Pro Bowl, if rookie quarterback David Fales will get any game reps and if recently-signed fullback Montell Owens will play on offense.
Senior writer Larry Mayer discusses whether Bears young players will see more playing time over the final weeks of the season, if punter Pat O'Donnell would replace Robbie Gould if Gould is unable to play against the Cowboys, and the Bears' record on Thursday Night Football.
Senior writer Larry Mayer discusses why the Bears didn't run the ball more against the Lions, why Willie Young drew a 15-yard penalty and the Bears' record on Thanksgiving.
Senior writer Larry Mayer discusses the latest news regarding Bears injuries, why the Bears declined a penalty on the last play of the first half Sunday and the last time two straight Bears games ended with the same final score.
Senior writer Larry Mayer discusses whether defensive end David Bass will get more reps, rookie safety Brock Vereen playing more on defense and the last time the Bears faced one of their former head coaches.
Senior writer Larry Mayer discusses the Bears record when Matt Forte rushes for more than 100 yards, passes thrown to Brandon Marshall and Alshon Jeffery, and why the Bears ran the ball late in the first half against the Vikings.
Senior writer Larry Mayer discusses whether the Bears will lean more on receiver Alshon Jeffery, what the Bears' three wins have in common and how the Bears have fared against the Vikings at home.
Senior writer Larry Mayer discusses the breakdown that left Packers receiver Jordy Nelson wide open for an easy touchdown, if Kyle Long will get some reps at tackle and if Marquess Wilson is ready to make his season debut.