Lions Squeeze Past Bears, 21-19

Reggie Bush had a big day, paving the way to a narrow victory for the Lions over the Bears, 21-19, at Soldier Field.

Matthew Stafford tore apart the Bears for three scores on 18 of 35 passing for 219 yards and one pick. On the Bears side, Jay Cutler went 21 for 40 with 250 yards passing, one touchdown and one pick.

Bush ran all over the Bears for 105 yards on 14 attempts. Calvin Johnson was a weapon for the offense, catching six balls for 83 yards with two touchdowns.

The Detroit defense managed to keep the running game in check, but could not slow down the aerial attack, giving up 38 yards rushing and 312 passing. They brought down Cutler for two sacks.

Bears wide receiver Brandon Marshall had a productive game with 139 receiving yards and two touchdowns. Wide receiver Alshon Jeffery also gave a strong effort with 114 receiving yards.

The Lions head to Pittsburgh next week to face off with the Steelers (2-6) while the Bears will play host to the Ravens (3-5).


Lions Passing Leaders
Grade Name Comp Att Yds TDs Int
B+ 88 M. Stafford 18 35 219 3 1


Bears Passing Leaders
Grade Name Comp Att Yds TDs Int
C 74 J. Cutler 21 40 250 1 1
- - J. McCown 6 9 62 1 0


Lions Rushing Leaders
Grade Name P Att Yds YdsA TDs
A 93 R. Bush RB 14 105 7.5 0
C 72 J. Bell RB 10 41 4.1 0
B+ 88 M. Stafford QB 2 -1 -0.5 0


Bears Rushing Leaders
Grade Name P Att Yds YdsA TDs
C 73 M. Forte RB 17 33 1.9 0
A 94 A. Jeffery WR 2 5 2.5 0
- - M. Bush RB 1 0 .0 0


Lions Receiving Leaders
Grade Name P Rec Yds YdsA TDs
A+ 100 C. Johnson WR 6 83 13.8 2
B+ 89 B. Pettigrew TE 5 70 14.0 0
C- 72 J. Ross WR 2 28 14.0 0


Bears Receiving Leaders
Grade Name P Rec Yds YdsA TDs
A+ 100 B. Marshall WR 7 139 19.9 2
A 94 A. Jeffery WR 9 114 12.7 0
C 77 M. Bennett TE 4 29 7.3 0