Justin Fields is that guy and rocked Soldier Field. He put the Chicago Bears on his back and carried them in their first meeting with the Detroit Lions this year. If it wasn't for one costly interception, the Bears would have won this game. Fields can do a lot but he can't do everything and this time it was his one mistake that cost the Bears this game.
The defense didn't help much. They made several key stops but ultimately had no response for Amon-Ra St. Brown. While the offense mostly clicked, the Bears fell short and dropped to a 3-7 record.
Chicago Bears vs. Detroit Lions Recap
This game could have gone either way multiple times. The Bears' offense worked and the defense looked better. But the Lions always had a response and the Bears couldn't pull away.
The Bears got the ball first and they managed to drive into the Lions' territory and kick a field goal. They took a 3-0 lead off Cairo Santos' first points of the day.
The Lions took over on offense and were able to kick a field goal as well. Tied 3-3, the Bears couldn't put any offense together and punted back to the Lions.
Since losing Roquan Smith, Jack Sanborn was forced to step up and take a larger role on the Bears' defense. If he continues making plays like this, he can become something special here.
Detroit began driving right through the Bears' defense and Amon-Ra St. Brown couldn't be stopped. The Lions drove all the way to the goal line but Nicholas Morrow stopped D'Andre Swift short.
Then Brock Wright caught a pass from Jared Goff for a Lions touchdown and their first lead.
But when the Bears got back on offense, Fields led them on a long drive. In the red zone, he scrambled for what seemed like forever and scored the Bears' first touchdown of the day.
With the extra point, the game was tied at ten apiece.
Detroit got the ball to start the third quarter. The Bears' defense made a huge stop and forced a quick punt. When Justin Fields took the field, it was game on.
He led the Bears to another impressive drive and found Cole Kmet for a touchdown.
The Bears took a 17-10 lead.
They traded possessions with Detroit before Kmet scored again.
The Bears' offense was rolling and with a 24-10 lead, why wouldn't they feel confident?
Then on Detroit's next drive, Jack Sanborn had another sack!
The Lake Zurich native was really making a case for himself and picked off Jared Goff. But an illegal-hands-to-the-face penalty on Jaylon Johnson negated the terrific play.
Then D'Andre Swift rushed to the left for his first rushing touchdown since Week 1. The Bears lead dropped to 24-17.
Then things took a turn for the worse. Justin Fields and the Bears' offense retook the field. Fields was scrambling, trying to extend the play, and he threw the ball up.
The Lions picked it off and returned it for a touchdown. The extra point was good and Detroit tied the game 24-24. It was a bad interception to throw, but Fields would make up for it on the next drive.
Fields proved why he is that guy for the Bears and rushed for a 67-yard touchdown! But Cairo Santos missed the extra point and that would cost them in the end.
With an uncomfortable six-point lead, 30-24, the Bears' defense got back on the field. It seemed like they got tired quickly because the Lions went right through them.
Jamaal Williams rushed for the game-tying touchdown and the extra point was good. Detroit now leads 31-30.
The Bears' offense took over and put together a great effort on offense. But it wasn't enough. Fields took a sack and the Lions took over on downs. They ran out the clock and the game was over.
Bears Players Notes
- Justin Fields: 12/20, 167 Yards, 2 TD, 1 INT, 13 CAR, 147 Yards, 2 TD
- Khalil Herbert: 10 CAR, 57 Yards
- David Montgomery: 9 CAR, 37 Yards, 1 REC, 7 Yards
- Equanimeous St. Brown: 2 CAR, 9 Yards
- Dante Pettis: 1 CAR, 8 Yards, 1 REC, 9 Yards
- Cole Kmet: 4 REC, 74 Yards, 2 TD
- Darnell Mooney: 4 REC, 57 Yards
- Byron Pringle: 1 REC, 12 Yards
- Chase Claypool: 1 REC, 8 Yards
Jack Sanborn led the Chicago Bears in tackles with 12 total tackles and two sacks. Jaquan Brisker, who at one point left the game with an injury, was second in tackles with seven. Nicholas Morrow and Dominique Robinson both had six total tackles.
The Bears defense didn't let the Lions rush for over 100 yards but Amon-Ra St. Brown caught 11 passes for 119 yards. He alone accounted for half of Detroit's aerial yards.
Overall, the Chicago Bears showed poise on the ground again, solidifying their spot as the number-one rushing team in the NFL with 258 rushing yards. But in the end, they fall to a 3-7 record and are currently riding a three-game losing streak.
In Week 11, the Bears will travel to Atlanta for a noon matchup with the Falcons.