Bears Down Detroit 24-20 - Match Report
|Bears Down Detroit 24-20 - Match Report|
Earl Bennett was good for 104 receiving yards on Sunday as the Bears grabbed a 24-20 win over the Lions at Ford Field.
Chicago won on the scoreboard, but lost at the pay window as they failed to cover the 5.5-point spread. The game went OVER the consensus closing total of 43.5.
Jay Cutler completed 21 of 26 pass attempts for 234 yards and 1 TD for the Bears in the win. He did not throw an interception in the game.
Jahvid Best rushed for 65 yards for Detroit, while Maurice Morris added 37 yards. Drew Stanton threw for 178 yards for the Lions, while receivers Calvin Johnson and Brandon Pettigrew had 66 and 36 yards respectively.
Detroit was outgained by Chicago 311-302 yards in Sunday's match, while the important battle of first downs was won 23-14 by the Bears.
Detroit lost the time of possession battle 33:19/26:41, leaving their defense on the field more than they wanted.
Next game, Chicago takes its act home to face New England looking for another win. For Detroit, they head home to face Green Bay.