They now have a commanding NFC North lead as they await their matchup with the lowly G-Men on December 2.
The Bears, though, were able to come back and go ahead thanks to a mistake-free quarterback and their defense that leads the National Football League with 29 takeaways, including 20 interceptions. "That coach told us we're not the hunted no more, we became the hunter, so a lot of people want us and we just got to keep it going".
Without quarterback Mitch Trubisky, the Bears' offense wasn't as dynamic as it has proven it can be, but Chase Daniel effectively operated it over the course of the afternoon.
Matthew Stafford completed 28 of 38 passes for 236 yards for Detroit (4-7) but threw two key fourth-quarter interceptions.
It isn't just what Nagy said Tuesday, it was the look on his face as he talked.
Eddie Jackson had a huge interception returned for a touchdown to give the Bears the lead with around six minutes left in the game, and Kyle Fuller came up big with a game-sealing interception of his own with under two minutes to go. I'm saying cautiously optimistic but I can't make any promises.
A week earlier, all four of Parkey's misses hit one of the uprights at Soldier Field, a unique twist in the Bears' 34-22 victory over the Lions. One could make an argument that Jackson is the best draft find for Pace in his tenure in Chicago. Many thought that Howard would have a much better game than he did against the Lions in Week 10.
The Bears will likely have Trubisky back in the mix next week as the decision to sit him for Thursday's action was more of a precautionary measure in order to avoid a setback after a short week of preparation.
Chicago's first points came off of a field goal with just over four minutes remaining in the half.
They are so far ahead of schedule that we are not analyzing what the Bears have to do to sneak into the back end of the playoffs anymore.
"Jackson made a really good play on the first one", Stafford said. Think of Tarik Cohen - the other fourth-rounder from 2017 - who scored a touchdown on a pass from Daniel then got help on a game-clinching third-down run by James Daniels (2nd round, 2018).