David Montgomery scored on a 1-yard run with 29 seconds remaining and the Detroit Lions rallied from a 12-point, fourth-quarter deficit to pull out a 31-26 victory over the visiting Chicago Bears on Sunday.
Montgomery, a former Bears running back, rushed for 76 yards and the go-ahead touchdown. Jared Goff, who threw a season-high three interceptions, engineered two fourth-quarter scoring drives and finished with 236 yards passing and two touchdowns.
Amon-Ra St. Brown caught eight passes for 77 yards and a touchdown for Detroit (8-2).
Bears quarterback Justin Fields, who missed the four previous games with a thumb injury, passed for 169 yards and a touchdown and also rushed for 104 yards. DJ Moore caught seven passes for 96 yards and a touchdown for Chicago (3-8).
Down 26-14, Goff hooked up with Jameson Williams on a 32-yard score with 2:59 remaining to cut the deficit to five.
Detroit forced a three-and-out to set up the game-winning 73-yard drive. It began with a 13-yard completion from Goff to Montgomery and culminated with Montgomery’s 1-yard run. Goff then completed a two-point conversion pass to Sam LaPorta.
Aidan Hutchinson forced Fields to fumble and the ball was kicked out of the end zone, resulting in a safety with 22 seconds left.
Detroit led 14-10 at halftime.
On Chicago’s opening drive, D’Onta Foreman scored on a 1-yard run.
A fumble recovery by Detroit’s Alex Anzalone at the Bears’ 34-yard line set up Detroit’s first touchdown. Jahmyr Gibbs rushed from 2 yards out with 9:23 left in the half.
Chicago then had the ball for over seven minutes but had to settle for Cairo Santos’ 31-yard field goal.
Goff found St. Brown over the middle for a 7-yard touchdown with 11 seconds left in the half.
Santos drilled a 53-yard field goal midway through the third quarter to cut the Lions’ lead to 14-13.
The Bears forced a fumble on the ensuing kickoff and cashed in three plays later, as Fields threw a 39-yard strike to Moore.
After Goff was intercepted for the third time, Chicago made it a two-possession game on Santos’ 40-yard field goal. Santos made a 39-yard field goal with 4:15 remaining for a 26-14 advantage.
Tyrique Stevenson, T.J. Edwards and Tremaine Edmunds recorded the three interceptions for Chicago.
–Field Level Media
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