Game Recap: Bears come up short against Lions

Ruben Hill
November 20, 2017

Though rookie Mitchell Trubisky conjured up some derring-do of his own to give his own kicker a chance, Connor Barth royally botched his game-tying attempt.

Trubisky was excellent on the team's last two drives. The 3-7 Bears will have their work cut out for them next week in Philadelphia.

Trubisky found Adam Shaheen for a short 1-yard touchdown in the first quarter, but was unable to get much else going in Sunday's loss.

Matthew Stafford completed 21 of 31 passes for 299 yards and two touchdowns, and the Detroit Lions outlasted Chicago 27-24 Sunday.

The Bears answered with an eight-play, 78-yard drive capped by Howard's 12-yard touchdown run that widened the margin to 17-7 with 8:30 left in the first half.

Trubisky was sacked once for a loss of three yards. In Chicago's 10th game, it marked the first time all season that the Bears had scored on their opening possession.

Ameer Abdullah will cross the vaunted 100-yard mark - twice 2. But Stafford was almost ideal, completing 13 of 17 passes for 195 yards, two TDs and a 152.8 passer rating.

Trubisky then marched the Bears downfield for their first points since midway through the second stanza - a 15-yard run around left end by Tarik Cohen to knot the score at 24-all at the 5:02 juncture of the finale.

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