Bears use stingy defense to down Lions 13-7

12:03 AM, Oct 23, 2012   |    comments
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Chicago, IL -- An early touchdown and two field goals was all the offense Chicago needed as a stingy defense shut down a potent Detroit offense to lead the Bears to a 13-7 win over the Lions at Soldier Field on Monday night.

Brandon Marshall caught a touchdown pass from Jay Cutler on Chicago's opening drive and Robbie Gould added two field goals, while the defense caused three red-zone turnovers.

Cutler finished the game a humble 16-of-31 for 150 yards and one touchdown along with two runs for 35 yards. He was hit hard by Ndamukong Suh and had his right shoulder driven into the ground in the second quarter. Cutler left for one snap and went to the locker room right before the half, but came back out for the second half and finished the game.

Matt Forte had 22 carries for 96 yards while Marshall finished the game with six catches for 81 yards and the touchdown for the Bears (5-1), who were coming off their bye and have now won four straight.

Matthew Stafford went 28-for-46 with 261 yards, an interception and a late touchdown for the Lions (2-4), who were coming off an overtime win in Philadelphia last Sunday. Calvin Johnson had just three catches for 34 yards.


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