Detroit Lions Drop Close Game to Chicago Bears 17-14
The Detroit Lions' struggles continued on Sunday, October 2nd, when they were defeated by the Bears 17-14 in Chicago.
The Lions had several costly mistakes during the game, including two Matthew Stafford interceptions that helped the Bears win their first game of the season.
Bears wide receiver Eddie Royal got the scoring started with a 4-yard touchdown reception from quarterback Brian Hoyer. The Bears led 7-0 at the end of the first quarter.
Kicker Matt Prater got the Lions on the board in the second quarter with a 50-yard field goal. The first of two Matthew Stafford interceptions came right before the end of the half, stopping what would have been a golden scoring opportunity. The Bears led 7-3 at the half.
Prater added a second field goal, this time a 21-yarder, in the middle of the third quarter to bring the Lions within one point, 7-6. Unfortunately, that's the closest they'd get to taking the lead.
The Bears added a second touchdown in the third quarter and a field goal in the fourth quarter to take a 17-6 lead.
Lions wide receiver Andre Roberts returned a punt 85-yards with less than two minutes left in the game to pull Detroit closer and the team even managed to get the two-point conversion, but it wasn't enough. Chicago eventually won the game 17-14.
Quarterback Matthew Stafford led the Lions with 213 yards passing, though he never found the end zone. Wide receiver Marvin Jones was one of the few bright spots for the Lions, hauling in five receptions for 74 yards.
Next up for the Detroit Lions, who are now 1-3, it's a meeting with rookie quarterback Carson Wentz and the Philadelphia Eagles. The Eagles are 3-0 on the season and will be coming off their bye week.