Team Stats

  • Total Yards

    • DET 340
    • 296 CHI
  • Turnovers

    • DET 4
    • 0 CHI
  • Possession

    34:35 25:25
  • 1st Downs

    • DET 21
    • 19 CHI

Game Information

Soldier Field
Coverage: ESPN
  • Chicago, IL 60605
Attendance: 62,300
Capacity: 61,500
10/23/2012 Associated Press

Powered by defense, Bears maul Lions for win

Jay Cutler shook off an apparent rib injury, Brian Urlacher made a key fumble recovery and the Chicago Bears won their fourth straight, beating the Detroit Lions 13-7 on Monday night.

Scoring Summary

first QuarterDETCHI
Brandon Marshall 7 Yard Pass From Jay Cutler
6 plays, 59 yards, 2:50
Robbie Gould Kick is Good
6 plays, 59 yards, 2:50
Robbie Gould 39 Yard Field Goal is Good
5 plays, 5 yards, 2:39
third QuarterDETCHI
Robbie Gould 21 Yard Field Goal is Good
11 plays, 28 yards, 2:12
fourth QuarterDETCHI
Ryan Broyles 12 Yard Pass From Matthew Stafford
8 plays, 58 yards, 1:43
Jason Hanson Kick is Good
8 plays, 58 yards, 1:43

Research Notes

  • For the eighth time since the 1970 merger, the Bears have started 5-1 or better. The previous seven times they made the playoffs (2006, 2001, 1990, 1988, 1987, 1986, 1985)

  • The Lions turned the ball over on three of their 12 plays in the red zone Monday, bringing their season total to a league-high five.

  • The Bears tried to give Matthew Stafford different looks Monday, sending five or more pass rushers on 28.8 percent of dropbacks, their second-highest rate this season. Entering Monday's game, Stafford had faced four or fewer pass rushers on 87.9 percent of dropbacks, more than any other quarterback in the league. While the Bears differentiated their pressure Monday, it was the four-man pass rush that had the most success, with two of their three sacks and lone interception coming when sending such pressure.

  • Brandon Marshall caught six of the Bears' 16 completions Monday, giving him 38.7 percent of his team's receptions this season, the highest rate of any receiver in the NFL. Marshall is also the only receiver this season who has more than 40 percent of his team's receiving yards.

  • NEXT LEVEL: Calvin Johnson caught only three of his 11 targets for 34 yards, breaking his streak of five consecutive road games with at least 90 yards. Johnson's one drop against the Bears matched the number he had in his last 10 road games combined.

  • The Lions are the first team since the Carolina Panthers in week 1 of 2010 to have 3 red zone turnovers in a single game.4 teams have had 2 or more red zone turnovers in a single game this season, the Lions account for 2 of those 4 games.

  • Matt Stafford is the only quarterback that has yet to throw a pass TD in the 1st half this season (min. 50 pass attempts). He is also tied for the most 1st half interceptions with 5.

  • The Lions trailed the Bears 10-0 at halftime. They have not held the lead at HALFTIME of any game this season.

  • This is the seventh time in Calvin Johnson's career that he didn't catch a pass in the first half (first time since Week 14 in 2010 vs Packers).Johnson has at least one catch in each of his first 81 career games.


Use a Facebook account to add a comment, subject to Facebook's Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. Your Facebook name, photo & other personal information you make public on Facebook will appear with your comment, and may be used on ESPN's media platforms. Learn more.

NFL News