Chicago 24, Detroit 20

Sunday, December 5, 2010 1:00 PM
WHEN: 1:00 PM EST, Sunday, December 5, 2010
WHERE: Ford Field, Detroit, Michigan
TEMPERATURE: DOME
HEAD OFFICIAL: Ed Hochuli
ATTENDANCE: 58119

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 Total
Chicago 7 7 3 7 24
Detroit 7 10 3 0 20

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Chicago 9-3 4-2 5-1 W5
Detroit 2-10 2-4 0-6 L5

Recap

Jay Cutler found Brandon Manumaleuna on a 7-yard touchdown pass with 8:46 remaining in the game to provide the visiting Chicago Bears with a fifth straight win, 24-20 over the Detroit Lions on Sunday.

The win was critical for Chicago (9-3), which is battling Green Bay in the NFC North and end the season against New England, at Minnesota, against the New York Jets and then at Green Bay.

Cutler’s game-winning pass was set up when Lions quarterback Drew Stanton couldn’t connect with Nate Burleson in the left flat on a fourth-and-1 from the Chicago 41 earlier in the fourth.

Cutler completed 21 of 26 passes for 234 yards with a touchdown and no interceptions but he was sacked four times.

Stanton, subbing for an injured Shaun Hill (broken finger), completed 16 of 24 passes for 178 yards with one touchdown passing and another rushing. He hit Calvin Johnson on a 46-yard touchdown pass with 43 seconds left in the first half to give Detroit (2-10) a 17-13 lead.

Chicago scored the last 10 points of the game, as Devin Hester broke a 37-yard punt return that set up a career-long 54-yard field goal by Robbie Gould that cut the Bears' deficit to 20-17 with 2:46 left in the third.

Top Game Performances

Rushing
Chicago   Detroit
Matt Forte Player Jahvid Best
13 Attempts 9
64 Yards 65
4.9 Avg Yards 7.2
1 Touchdowns 0
17 Long 45
Receiving
Chicago   Detroit
Earl Bennett Player Calvin Johnson
7 Receptions 3
104 Yards 66
14.9 Avg Yards 22.0
0 Touchdowns 1
33 Long 46

Team Stats Summary

  Yards Scoring Defense
Team Tot Rus Pas TD FG INT Sacks FF
Chicago 311 114 197 3 1 0 2.0 1
Detroit 302 134 168 2 2 0 4.0 1

Upcoming Games

  • Detroit will play their next game at home against Green Bay . The Lions have a W/L % of .167 after a win and .167 after a loss.
  • Chicago will play their next game at home against New England. The Bears have a W/L % of .750 after a win and .750 after a loss.
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