Bears-Lions: Record Setters

In the 38-6 win over Detroit, records were set, career firsts were established and career milestones were reached.

High-powered attack: The 31 points scored by the Bears in the first half equals the second-most points ever scored by the team in an opening half of football. Chicago also scored 31 points in the first half on Sept. 29, 1985 against Washington (all in the second quarter) and set the record for points in a first half on Nov. 28, 1948 with 41 against Washington, 20 in the first quarter and 21 in the second quarter.

Picking it Up: Chicago's five interceptions against Detroit is the third highest single game total in franchise history. The record is seven, which has occurred on four occasions, the last time being on Nov. 19, 1967 against the St. Louis Cardinals. Nathan Vasher came up with two of the picks and has eight in 18 career games.

Offensive Defender: Mike Brown increased his team record for career defensive touchdowns to six with a 41-yard interception return for a score of a Joey Harrington pass in the second quarter. It was Brown's fourth career interception return for a TD, which ties him with Bennie McRae for the team record. He's also the team's active interception leader with 12 career picks.

Nose for the Ball: With seven tackles against the Lions, Brian Urlacher went over 800 for his career. He also recorded his fourth career multi sack game. Urlacher has led the Bears in tackles four of the last five years and reached the century mark in stops each season.

Carrying the Load: Thomas Jones rushed for 139 yards on 20 carries and two touchdowns. It's the eighth time he's hit the century mark in his career and the fifth time in a Bear uniform. He now has scored 10 times in 16 games with the Bears.

Closing In: For the second straight game, WR Muhsin Muhammad caught six passes for 81 yards and a touchdown. He's 10 receptions shy of 600 for his career and needs 109 yards to reach the 8,000-yard mark.

Must Win: No Bear team that started the season 0-2 ever went to the playoffs or even made it above .500.

Blowout City: The 32-point margin of victory is the biggest since Dec. 7, 1987 when the Bears beat Tampa Bay 48-14.

First of Many: Kyle Orton's 28-yard touchdown pass to Muhsin Muhammad was the first of his career.

In the Zone: The Bears defense has not allowed a red zone touchdown this season on five opportunities. The team has also forced two turnovers in such situations.


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