The Bears controlled the clock, with 80 offensive plays compared to only 57 for the Lions. They also did not turn the ball over. The problem was that they struggled to get it into the end zone, and were knocked out of the tournament in a 15-point loss to Detroit.
Matthew Stafford and the Lions’ offense was jus more efficient, averaging 4.6 yards per rush, compared to Chicago’s 2.7; and averaging 15.8 yards per completion, while the Bears only averaged 9.5 yards.
Detroit’s trio of running-backs, Bo Scarbrough, Ty Johnson and J.D. McKissic each scored a touchdown, while wide-out Marvin Jones tallied over 100 yards on only 4 receptions.