When the Bears were being throttled by the Lions on Thanksgiving, the Detroit offense put up 386 passing yards and quarterback Matthew Stafford completed nearly 76 percent of his passes.
Drew Brees completed 29 of 36 pass attempts and two of the incompletions were the result of deflections by defensive end Jared Allen.
The yardage total for the Dallas Cowboys through the air was nothing astronomical: 205 yards. But Tony Romo completed 21 of 26 passes, three of them for touchdowns.
The Bears rode defensive takeaways (five interceptions) to a 34-18 win at Dallas two years ago in a game that saw All-Pro tight Jason Witten catch 13 passes for 122 yards and wide receiver Dez Bry
The Bears lost Chris Conte in the first half of the loss at Detroit when the four-year starter at free safety went out with a possible concussion.