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.