For the first time in 55 years, the Lions have a 5-and-0 record with their 24-to-13 victory over Chicago. It was Detroit’s first appearance on “Monday Night Football” in a decade and Lion’s fans had a hand in the victory with the crowd noise at Ford Field apparently unnerving the Bears, who committed six false start penalties in the first half.
Jahvid Best rumbled for 163 yards on 12 carries, including an 88 yard touchdown run. Calvin Johnson had 130 yards receiving with 73 of those yards coming on Detroit’s first touchdown of the night. The Lions snapped a six-game slide to Chicago and also extended their NFL-best regular season winning streak to nine games, dating back to last season.
Matthew Stafford completed 19 passes for 219 yards with two touchdowns and an interception in the win. The Bears slipped to 2-and-3 and they’re off to their worst start since 2007, leaving them three games behind the Lions and the Packers in the NFC North.
The Lions now have a short week to prepare for their next opponent, the much improved San Francisco 49’ers, who have a 4-and-1 record under new head coach and former Michigan quarterback Jim Harbaugh. The 49’ers will be coming into Ford Field after trouncing Tampa Bay 48-to-3 on Sunday.