WEEK IN REVIEW: A win over the Bears would give the Lions a nice advantage

Posted Nov 9, 2013

Currently in a three-way tie for the lead in the NFC North, the Lions could take a step toward contention with a win over the Bears on Sunday

It has been an exciting week for Lions fans.

After a thrilling come-from-behind win over Dallas, Detroit is in the driver's seat with eight games left to win the division.

Currently, the Lions are in a three-way tie with the Green Bay Packers and Chicago Bears, all holding a 5-3 record.

Detroit, however, holds the tiebreaker with a 4-2 conference record. That means the Lions carry their own destiny.

"We can't really worry about what our record says right now," said RB Reggie Bush in his weekly blog on, "because there's still eight games left.

"November and December is when the pretenders separate themselves from the contenders -- you have to be playing your best football these last two months."

In other words, the season doesn't end today. There is still plenty of football to be played.

"I don't even try to think about the division race too much, I just try to focus on what we've got at hand," said WR Calvin Johnson in his weekly blog on "I have to say, though, it's hard not to notice."