Bears’ strong running game and defense top Lions 13-7
On Monday night football, the Chicago Bears defeated the Detroit Lions by using a strong running game along with a stellar defense.
Bears’ running back Matt Forte and Michael Bush had a very productive game. Forte rushed for 96 yards in 22 carries while Bush was able to get 36 yards in just six carries. Both of them combined for 132 yards in all, according to Yahoo Sports.
In terms of defense, the Bears were able to force three turnovers as the Lions struggled to hold on to the ball. Lions’ running back Joique Bell fumbled the ball at the end zone, Mikel Leshoure lost the ball in his possession, and Stefan Logan fumbled the ball during a punt kick by Bears’ kicker Robbie Gould.
Besides the forced fumbles, the Bears were able to hold down Lions’ quarterback Matthew Stafford to 261 yards, 28 completions out of 46, one touchdown, and one interception, reports ESPN NFL.
With Monday’s win, the Bears improve their record to 5-1, while the Lions drop down to 2-4. The next time the Bears and Lions will face off will be on December 30th at Ford Field.