The Lions' second-half surge to beat Chicago displayed Detroit's many strengths — and featured a big contribution from a part of the offense that had struggled.
Taking a look at some of the key Week Six matchups, including Eagles-Redskins, Patriots-Cowboys, Falcons-Panthers and, yes, Lions-49ers.
Jahvid Best's 88-yard run in the third quarter powered Detroit to a 24-13 win over Chicago on Monday night, giving the Lions a three-game edge over the Bears in the standings.
Here is the injury report for the Week Five Monday-night game, Chicago at Detroit, showing the status of each injured player.
Lions rookie WR Titus Young is gaining QB Matthew Stafford's confidence, according to NFC Whispers.
Ndamukong Suh's combination of speed and strength could force the Bears to double-team him frequently Monday night.
According to multiple reports, the Lions signed veteran S Vincent Fuller on Wednesday.
Lions WR Calvin Johnson, who has played like an MVP candidate, is set to be a free agent in 2012. We take a closer look at his contract situation.
Here's an early look at the Week Five action, the first shortened (and the bye isn't coming at a great time for a few teams) week of the 2011 NFL season.
Week Four confirmed much of what we had suspected, including that the Lions are for real and Calvin Johnson is the NFL's most dominant player.
Respondents to a PFW web poll asking, "Which surprise team has the best chance of reaching the Super Bowl?" believe that the Lions are the best bet.
After overcoming a 24-point deficit, Lions QB Matthew Stafford found WR Calvin Johnson for a late TD as Detroit beat the Cowboys 34-30 in Week Four.
The Lions have far few areas of concern compared to past seasons, but their ORT play has not been a strength thus far.
Time for Chris Johnson to step up, dissecting the 3-0 Lions, awaiting the fun that is Ravens-Jets and plenty of other tidbits to look for in Sunday's upcoming games.
Above all else, the Lions' comeback win at Minnesota allowed them to keep pace with Green Bay in the NFC North.