David Montgomery and Aidan Hutchinson came up with game-clinching plays in the waning seconds’ of the Detroit Lions’ 31-26 win against the Chicago Bears on Sunday at Ford Field. Here’s what you need to know:
- Bears quarterback Justin Fields passed for 169 yards and a touchdown and added 104 rushing yards as Chicago held a 26-14 win with 4:15 to play.
- David Montgomery punched in a 1-yard touchdown run to give Detroit a 29-26 lead with just 29 seconds to play.
- Hutchinson then forced a Fields fumble on the first play of the final Bears drive turning into a safety to help
- Lions (8-2) quarterback Jared Goff threw two touchdowns and three interceptions, but the Lions added two scoring drives in the fourth quarter.
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Highlight of the game
One man wrecking crew 😤 @aidanhutch97
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Four takeaways not enough for Bears
Bad teams lose games like this. The Bears had won 22 in a row dating back to 2008 when taking the ball away four times in a game (per Stathead). They squandered a 12-point lead and can look back to earlier missed opportunities as a reason they lost the game. There’s a lot to be encouraged about from the takeaways on defense to Fields’ running to his touchdown throw to DJ Moore, but the final few minutes were a reminder why the Lions are in first, and the Bears are in last. — Kevin Fishbain, Bears staff writer
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