The Bears blew a nine-point lead in the fourth quarter.
This is why you cannot ride a lead in the NFL. This is why you must pile on points.
This is why when they give flak to the New England Patriots over running up the score, they are dead wrong. Run it up. Do not give another team even the slightest chance of coming back.
When Detroit scored 38 points in the fourth quarter against the Bears this year, no lead is safe.
The Bears had too many three-and-outs in the second half. They tried resting on a nine-point lead and it erupted in their faces.