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Chicao Bears outlast the Detroit Lions 17-14 for first victory of the season

The Chicago Bears are finally in the win column after defeating the Detroit Lions 17-14 at Soldier Field.

It took four games but the Chicago Bears are officially in the win column for the 2016 season.

Chicago used a balance offensive attack on Sunday to get out early and hold off the Detroit Lions 17-14. The win is the Bears' first over the Lions in three seasons and just their first win at home since Week 4 of the 2015 campaign.

The scoring got started early with Brian Hoyer finding Eddie Royal for a 4-yard touchdown on the Bears second drive of the game.

Detroit scored the only points of the second quarter on a Matt Prater 50-yard field goal. After Connor Barth missed a field goal attempt with 50 seconds left in the half, CB Jacoby Glenn picked off Matthew Stafford in Bears territory to end a potential scoring threat.

The Lions got another field goal from Prater in the third quarter to cut the lead to 7-6.

Hoyer would lead the Bears down the field on the ensuing drive and throw a 6-yard touchdown pass to Zach Miller. It was Miller’s third touchdown in the past two games for the Bears.

Rookie CB Deiondre Hall picked off Stafford with 4:03 left in the game, ending a Lions drive that was in Bears territory.

Detroit got a late punt return for a touchdown to pull to within three points late, but Chicago recovered the onside kick to seal the game.

Chicago’s win also marks the first time they beat an NFC North opponent at home since Week 11 of the 2014 season.


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