Lions roast Bears in 34-17 win
(Detroit) — Matthew Stafford threw for 390 yards and 2 touchdowns as the Detroit Lions overcame a 14-3 first quarter deficit to beat the Chicago Bears 34-17 on Thanksgiving Day at Ford Field.
The loss snapped the Bears (5-7) two-game win streak and marked the 5th time this season they have allowed 30 or more points in a game.
The Bears got off to a quick start, scoring on their opening drive when Jay Cutler hit Alshon Jeffery for a 10-yard touchdown. It was the first points the Bears scored in the first quarter of a game since Week 5 at Carolina. After the Lions kicked a field goal, Cutler hit Jeffery again from 7 yards out to give the Bears the 14-3 advantage.
The Lions then scored 21 unanswered points in the second quarter to take a 24-14 halftime lead. Chicago scored on its opening drive of the second half on a 35-yard field goal by Robbie Gould.
Detroit took its largest lead of the game in the fourth quarter when Joique Bell scored from a yard out, his second TD of the game, to put the Lions up 31-17.
Cutler finished the game 31-for-49 for 280 yards, 2 touchdowns and 2 interceptions. Jeffery had 9 catches for 71 yards and 2 touchdowns.
Calvin Johnson had a monster game for the Lions, catching 11 passes for 146 yards and 2 touchdowns.
The Bears host the Dallas Cowboys next Thursday night at Soldier Field.