Monday night special: Undefeated Lions make Bears their fifth victim
Detroit, MI, United States (AHN Sports) – Matthew Stafford threw two touchdown passes and Jahvid Best romped 88 yards for a touchdown to lead the Detroit Lions to a 24-13 victory Monday night over the Chicago Bears at Ford Field.
Trailing at halftime, the Lions took a 14-10 lead on Stafford’s 18-yard touchdown pass to Brandon Pettigrew early in the third quarter.
Later in the quarter, Jahvid Best romped 88 yards for a touchdown run to put Detroit up 21-10. It was the second longest Lions run from scrimmage in team history.
Robbie Gould’s 49-yard field goal made it an eight-point game with 4:07 to play.
With Best having a 43-yard run from scrimmage on the next drive, the Lions were able to net a 31-yard field goal from Jason Hanson.
Jay Cutler threw a 9-yard touchdown pass to Kellen Davis late in the second quarter to give the Bears a 10-7 halftime lead.
Stafford completed a 73-yard touchdown pass to Calvin Johnson early in the second for the Lions’ only first-half points.
Chicago drove from its own 12 to the Lions 25, with the aid of six Detroit penalties but ran out of downs late in the first quarter. Stafford, on the third play of the Lions’ drive, threw the 73-yarder to Johnson.
Johnson becomes the first player in NFL history with nine touchdown receptions through the first five games.
Jason Hanson, with the extra point, became the first player in NFL history to play 300 games with one team,
Gould kicked a 44-yard field goal midway in the second quarter for the Bears.
Jay Cutler later connected with Kellen Davis to give the Bears their first lead of the game.
The Lions have opened the season 5-0 for the first time since 1956 and only the third time in team history. They hadn’t won five straight games since the 1995 season.
The Lions have a nine-game winning streak, dating back to the last four games of the 2010 season.
The Bears are 2-3.