Detroit 40, Chicago 32

Date - 1:00 PM EST, Sunday, September 29, 2013
Location - Ford Field, Detroit, Michigan
Temperature - DOME
Head Official - Mike Carey
Attendance - 64552

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 Total
Chicago 3 10 3 16 32
Detroit 3 27 7 3 40

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Chicago 3-1 2-0 1-1 L1
Detroit 3-1 2-0 1-1 W2

Recap


Lions 40, Bears 32: Reggie Bush ran for 139 yards and a touchdown and host Detroit rode a 27-point second quarter before holding on for a big division win.

Matthew Stafford threw for 242 yards and a touchdown and scored once on the ground for the Lions (3-1), who moved into a tie with Chicago (3-1) atop the NFC North. Detroit forced Jay Cutler into four of Chicago's five turnovers while sacking him three times and holding the Bears to 1-for-13 on third down.

Cutler completed 27-of-47 passes for 317 yards and two late scores but had three interceptions and lost a fumble. Matt Forte had a 53-yard touchdown run and 95 rushing yards for Chicago, which had two touchdowns and two two-point conversions in the final four minutes but could not recover a pair of onside kick attempts.

Forte's touchdown put Chicago up 10-6 with 13:44 left in the first half, but the Lions scored 24 points in less than eight minutes before the break. Stafford got in on a quarterback sneak after picking up his own fumble at the goal line to make it 16-10 and Cutler threw a pick on the next play from scrimmage to set up Stafford's 2-yard scoring strike to Calvin Johnson, giving Detroit two touchdowns in 22 seconds.

Bush took it in from 37 yards out to give the Lions a 30-10 advantage late in the half and Cutler fumbled on a sack late in the third, with Nick Fairley taking in the recovery from 4 yards out to make it 37-16. Cutler found Alshon Jeffery from 14 yards out to get within 40-24 and then hit Earl Bennett with a 10-yard touchdown in the final minute before the Lions ran out the clock.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Jeffery had five catches for a game-high 107 yards. ... Lions CB Rashean Mathis left the game with a concussion. ... The 40 points allowed are the most by Chicago since it gave up 41 in a loss to Arizona on Nov. 8, 2009. Detroit produced its highest output in the rivalry since a 55-point outburst vs. Chicago in 1997.

Top Game Performances

Rushing
Chicago   Detroit
Matt Forte Player Reggie Bush
14 Attempts 18
95 Yards 139
6.8 Avg Yards 7.7
1 Touchdowns 1
53 Long 37
Receiving
Chicago   Detroit
Alshon Jeffery Player Kris Durham
5 Receptions 3
107 Yards 58
21.4 Avg Yards 19.3
1 Touchdowns 0
44 Long 24

Team Stats Summary

  Yards Scoring Defense
Team Tot Rus Pas TD FG INT Sacks FF
Chicago 417 131 286 3 3 1 1.0 4
Detroit 387 159 228 4 4 3 3.0 2

Upcoming Games

  • Detroit will play their next game on the road against Green Bay. The Lions have a W/L % of .667 after a win and 1.000 after a loss.
  • Chicago will play their next game at home against New Orleans. The Bears have a W/L % of .667 after a win and 1.000 after a loss.