But the Lions still found a way to lose their 2020 season opener against the Chicago Bears, 27-23, at Ford Field on Sunday.
The Lions led 23-6 entering the fourth quarter before the Bears cut the deficit to 23-20 with 2:58 to play.
The Lions advanced near the red zone in the final minute, but couldn't convert. Rookie D'Andre Swift dropped a would-be game-winning touchdown. And
It's the second straight season opener in which the Lions have blown a commanding lead in the fourth quarter. In 2019, the Lions blew an 18-point second-half lead against the Arizona Cardinals and settled for a 27-27 tie.
Lions coach Matt Patricia is 0-5 against the Bears as the Lions' coach.
Peterson, who signed with the Lions on Sept. 6, had more than 100 total yards.
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