Lions put a beating on the Bears

AP

In a beatdown at Ford Field, the Lions dominated every phase of the game on Sunday and beat the Bears 40-32.

The win improves the Lions to 3-1 and drops the previously unbeaten Bears to 3-1 as well, meaning that at the moment, the Lions own the tiebreaker and are the first-place team in the NFC North.

Although the final score looks close, the Lions controlled this game throughout and led by 24 points with five minutes to play. The Bears scored two touchdowns and two two-point conversions in the final 4:05 of the game to make things a little bit interesting, but the Lions covered the final onside kick to seal the win.

Lions running back Reggie Bush played what may have been his finest game as a pro, cutting, spinning, making people miss and generally looking like the guy everyone was expecting to see when Bush was starring at USC. He had a remarkable game.

Also remarkable was the way Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh schooled Bears rookie guard Kyle Long. Suh was a force all day, but it was his strip-sack of Jay Cutler in the third quarter, which teammate Nick Fairley scooped up and ran for a 4-yard touchdown, that put the game away.

The Bears and Lions are only a quarter of the way into a long season and a lot can happen, but at the moment the Lions look like the top team in the NFC North. It’s been a long time since anyone said that.

105 responses to “Lions put a beating on the Bears

  1. @chi01town

    says:

    “The game is tomorrow so these Lions fans only have a few hours left to lie to them self and think they can win this game. ITS ALL ABOUT TO COME CRASHING DOWN ON THEM. 4-0 Chicago”
    —————–

    Hah, hah, hah, hah hah!
    Love it when bears fans talk trash and cutler can’t back it up. They did not move the chains on third down until garbage time against the prevent D (for the entire 4th quarter)

  2. That B S holding call on Long in 3rd qtr killed the Bears. Bears lost to inferior team and GB will be a reality check for the future 8 and 8 Lions.

  3. Hahaha, This game proves that Cutler is terrible. Where the bears fans now? Thought the O line was gonna own us? Look who’s in 1st mmmh feels good.

  4. Now THAT was incredibly satisfying. Great, great win, Lions! Enjoy it tonight, then go focus on that trip to Lambeau…

  5. At halftime, one name kept coming to mind…”Chio1town” with his 37-10 prediction. LOL, 30-10 Lions at halftime; love seeing craptalkers eat crow!

  6. e Detroit? It’s funny seeing…boy bears fans are delusional…are u serious dude…playing down to competition…Lowly Bears Fans…Ur team is getting the crap kicked out of them from start to finish…I could see the look on Ditkas face as he is watching this gm…Schwartz was not joking when he said Lions Safties are as good a pair as any in the league…funny Bears fans actually think they can come back..while the Lions were turning their attention to Green Bay at halftime!

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    rockbottom37 says: Sep 29, 2013 3:47 PM

    Bears came into game: offense 23rd in league…Defense 24 in league both

  7. ll sit back and read the pathetic excuses that will come from pathetic Bears fans …the rest of Sunday!

  8. The Bears need to work on transportation security. It looks like the “Evil” Jay Cutler got on the team bus to Detroit today. The “Evil” Jay seems to show up whenever there is a big game on the line.

  9. LOL, ya, big win for the Lions at home but remember, this Lions team lost to the Cardinals two weeks ago.
    Bears will be back.
    Cutler had a bad game like Flacco had a bad game today as well.
    Long season and the rookies on the right got schooled today by veterans so they will learn from this and be waitin for the Lions to come to a real city.
    Bear Down!

  10. Because their classless fans I’m sorry to say…bet you not one Bears fan will say the Lions just whipped us today they will either not post anything or come up with all kinds of excuses like throwing Cutler under the Bus who I thought played decent, had a lot of dropped passes…boy they make packer and Viking fans look good

  11. hyzers says: Sep 29, 2013 4:25 PM

    How long until Bears fans brag that Megatron got shut down for 44 yards and a TD?
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    About as quick as it takes them to read all the Lions fans saying he would destroy the Bears this week.

    Congrats Detroit fans. Great win for the Lions. Good game planning as well. Starting off with the run and keeping with it was wise. The Bears have an abominably porous line. Bears gotta shake it off and move on.

  12. I saw some Lions 2nd stringers in 4th Q too…doesn’t matter …Leos quit trying and imposing their will at 2 min warning of 1st half …really game was over at that time.

  13. dino2997 says:
    Sep 29, 2013 4:21 PM
    Lions look like the top team in the NFC North. Why because they won a divisional home game? WAY too premature for talk like that.

    Hard to be premature when you are talking about the present.

  14. Lions are legit. Cant believe it but Packers got pretty close to a must win next week…

    Man it feels disturbing to be in that position this early.

  15. thepftpoet says:
    Sep 29, 2013 4:19 PM
    “Hey look at it this way…
    Both these teams are still better than the Packers”
    —————————–
    Been hearing this for the last 20 some years about how “This year, the (insert division rival) is gonna take the crown from the Packers…”

    and usually every year pftpoet/pervy/chitown are looking like fools.

  16. Bears played liked garbage and the Lions looked like a hungry team. PERIOD! Gotta regroup and get it together! Go Bears!!!!

  17. Have to mention the wickedly dirty spear on Durham on the last onsides kick. Bostic should be hearing from the NFL this week on that play.

  18. As enjoyable as this afternoon was for for 90% of the game, any talk about Detroit being the team to beat is premature. While the defensive line, LBs and safeties looked good, the corners were toasted all day and remain a gaping whole in the defense. Outside of Chris Houston, there isn’t a corner on the team that would be more than a dime back on a playoff caliber team. Neither Darius Slay, Bill Bentley or Jonte Green can cover a yawn. Until that changes, the Lions can’t be taken too seriously.

  19. So the NFL cares about player safety but doesn’t call a penalty when Durham was speared in the back while he’s on the ground? Could you imagine the outrage if Suh did that?! He’d get flagged and suspended for sure. #NoFairnessLeague

  20. pshark5 says:
    Sep 29, 2013 4:26 PM
    That B S holding call on Long in 3rd qtr killed the Bears. Bears lost to inferior team and GB will be a reality check for the future 8 and 8 Lions.
    —————-

    Game was over before that penalty.

  21. @rockbottom37:

    Maybe next time you should read all the posts before you spout off…

    larryboodry says: Sep 29, 2013 4:25 PM

    :They whupped us, plain and simple. No excuses. Shake it off and move on.”

    rockbottom37 says: Sep 29, 2013 4:45 PM

    “…bet you not one Bears fan will say the Lions just whipped us today they will either not post anything or come up with all kinds of excuses…”

    See you Nov. 10 at Soldier Field.

  22. 9, 2013 4:42 PM

    LOL, ya, big win for the Lions at home but remember, this Lions team lost to the Cardinals two weeks ago. Bears will be back. Cutler had a bad game like Flacco had a bad game today as well. Long season and the rookies on the right got schooled today by veterans so they will learn from this and be waitin for the Lions to come to a real city.: wow was that English.

  23. @Cassrangers. if you watched the game then you would understand why ‘an 8 point victory was a beatdown’. The Lions dominated the Bears in every aspect. Bears caught up a little bit when Lions started playing second string defense and prevent. Don’t let the 8 point game fool you, this game wasn’t even close.

  24. Reggie Bush made me believe he was a legit NFL starting RB in Miami, and Detroit may be the perfect offense to get the most out of his talents.

    I’ll be rooting for him whenever I get to see the Lions play.

  25. Chio1town…Hey Big Pipe.
    I thought you said you were nt going away all week !
    Yo Big Pipe….
    All Hot Air…..

  26. We Dominated the Bears really with Calvin and Stafford having an off day…he was not sharp on his passes today…really he didn’t play much better then Cutler.

  27. > Where are all those big talking bears fans from last week?

    Most people don’t seem to be able to analyze what really happened in the game. Cutler played badly, and yet had two touchdown throws to Marshall and Bennett that were just barely missed being caught inbounds. And when Stafford fumbled on the goal line and recovered in the end zone, and then spiked the ball as if he’d done something great, I felt embarrassed for the Lions. They continue to look like little kids. Then Cutler went on to do something I don’t recall ever seeing in the NFL before: score two touchdowns in a row with two two-point conversions in a row. The Bears kind of had a moral victory by making a guy who can throw for 400 yards routinely–Stafford–turn to the running game to be the difference maker. Megatron ending the game with 44 yards receiving, while Peanut finished the game hurt, shows the Bears had the Lions’ number in one category. Cutler’s turnovers and the Bears unable to contain Reggie were the real keys.

  28. The division is wide open.
    1. Minnesota still has a shot if Cassel or Ponder can play a reasonable QB the rest of the season and keep the defenses honest.
    2. Green Bay needs its defense to step up rather than engage in shootouts. A team scoring 32 points a game shouldn’t be 1-2.
    3. Chicago can still win as long as they don’t turn the ball over, since even today the defense forced their fair share of turnovers (in other words, protect Cutler enough so he doesn’t wilt. He can still pick teams apart).
    4. The Lions: same story. Every single game, it seems like it’s not if they’re going to shoot themselves with penalties, turnovers, etc. it’s whether their own self-inflicted wounds overcome their obvious talent (and trouble at cornerback).

  29. jazsrt says: Sep 29, 2013 4:29 PM

    I would rather be 3-1 with a loss to the Lions than 3-1 and a loss to the Cardinals.
    _______________________________
    So you’d rather have a loss to a divisional opponent than a conference opponent? Genius. Pure genius.

    BTW, the tie-breaker is why the Bears are in 2nd place, even though they have the identical record as the Lions.

  30. > Where are all those big talking bears fans from last week?

    Most people don’t seem to be able to analyze what really happened in the game. Cutler played badly, and yet had two touchdown throws to Marshall and Bennett that were just barely missed being caught inbounds. And when Stafford fumbled on the goal line and recovered in the end zone, and then spiked the ball as if he’d done something great, I felt embarrassed for the Lions. They continue to look like little kids. Then Cutler went on to do something I don’t recall ever seeing in the NFL before: score two touchdowns in a row with two two-point conversions in a row. The Bears kind of had a moral victory by making a guy who can throw for 400 yards routinely–Stafford–turn to the running game to be the difference maker. Megatron ending the game with 44 yards receiving, while Peanut finished the game hurt, shows the Bears had the Lions’ number in one category. Cutler’s turnovers and the Bears unable to contain Reggie were the real keys.

    gmsingh, what game were you watching? this game was over by halftime.

  31. The Bears had a bad game NOT to take away from the Lions defense that out played and out hustled the Bears offense all game. Cutler Showed up in the last quarter really when it didnt matter anymore. Chicago’s defense just didnt show up except for Peppers. Dropped passes hurt the offense. and TURN OVER’S all man.. you cant win games with that many turn over’s. Hester has left the building again. Chicago just did play good at all. TIME TO GET TO WORK ON NEXT WEEK!

  32. Waiting for Florio to comb the game tape and puke out some crap article about Suh’s “dirty” play. Suh dominated the entire game, plain and simple. Reggie Bush looked like the USC version again, and the Lions D was dominating until Houston and Mathis got hurt; Cutler made some garbage time hay against Slay, Bentley and Green.

    Great game by the Lions, but it’s just another step. They still need to shed the Lambeau monkey next week, and beat the other NFC North teams on their home turf as well.

  33. I thought Chi01town wanted us to TRUST HIM because the Bears were going to win 42-10.

    It’s a wide open race for 2nd place behind the Packers.

    Yes, I know the Packers are 1-2.

    Yes, I think the Packers will sweep the division.

    Yes, I’m a homer.

    No, I don’t care.

  34. Congrats Lions on a big win. You deserved it. You outplayed the Bears today. But it is only one game at home against a team that obviously wasn’t on its game today… and there’s still a long way to go.

    So try to show a little class in your comments.

    Both teams obviously have some things to work on.

  35. Cutler didn’t “show up” in the fourth quarter. He showed up when Gunny took his foot off that neck. This defense dominated him all afternoon. And the rookie didn’t look terrible against Jeffrey.

    Well done, Leos!

  36. t

    cassrangers says: Sep 29, 2013 5:42 PM

    so an 8 point win is a beating now???,…this guy is obviously some fool that is football illiterate or didn’t watch the gm…30-10 at halftime and 40-16 late in 4 th Q = beatdown..kinda like 1+1= 2.. cassranger

  37. Poor dumb Lion fans. Each time they beat the Bears it’s like their Super Bowl. I guess when you do it twice in the last 9 tries, it must feel like a life win for you sad sacks to race to post something. Remember, two fortunate bounces on fumbles today? Remember the Redskins giving you last weeks game with QB slide fumble and dropped TD? Temper yourselves before the fall, I hate you all.

  38. jtmartinez34 says:
    Sep 29, 2013 9:00 PM
    Poor dumb Lion Bears fans. Each time they beat the Bears Packers it’s like their Super Bowl. I guess when you do it twice once in the last 9 tries, it must feel like a life win for you sad sacks to race to post something.

  39. I love the fresh smell of Bear fan butthurt.

    Your team barely beat the 0-4 Steelers last week. Your QB got manhandled today. Your offensive line is horrible. You took a cheap shot at a downed player. Your doctors conspired to keep Rashean Mathis off the field. Your fans threw a bottle at Darius Slay and cheered when Mathis was injured.

    Your team and your fans are a joke.

    Sit down and suck on your bottle you babies.

  40. Very impressed by the Lions win today. Props to Cutler: he came back from what looked like an ugly knee injury early and played well. Proud of the Lions today.

  41. Bear fans are poor losers as much as they are poor winners. As a Lions fan living in Illinois I hear it all the time how bad we are. Thay may be true in uears past, but when they lose to the Lions its always we gave that game to you guys or some other lame ass excuse. Face it you lost and move on. I hate all fans of any and all chicago teams. lets go Lions and beat green bay next week

  42. Even as a Lions fan, I think it’s worse to say the Lions “look like” the top team in the NFC North than it is to say the Lions “ARE” the top team in the NFC North. Because right now, it’s a fact: they ARE the top team in the NFC North. However, I’ve watched every game and they still have work to do in many key areas (red zone offense, 3rd down conversions, late-game defense, etc.). I’m not entirely sure that they’re better than the Packers yet, despite their respective records.

  43. It’s premature to read too much into this game, but the Bears got crushed. This was ugly until Detroit went into a prevent (which almost cost them the game).

    As for the Bears fans saying that it’s no big deal, Cutler had a bad day … Stafford wasn’t exactly on his A-game either. He missed throws to wide open receivers. Reggie Bush carried the Lions offense today.

    And don’t blame Cutler for the fact that he had to run for his life all game. He was not well protected. Suh and Fairley dominated. Louis Delmas also had a great game.

    The question is whether Detroit can keep Reggie Bush healthy.

  44. @beerbratscheese
    Talk football man, and leave my mother out of this. The packers is at home with a 1-2 record. A coach and QB who are at odds and a team full of one legged RB’s because the O-line is the worse in football. YOU LOOKING FOR ME? OK IM HERE, Answer this, who is the #1 WR in green bay? NAW!! I got a better question Why was your coach and QB ready to get into it on the sideline? Maybe its because Rodgers was calling safe plays so he wont get hurt. and your coach wanted plays to try to win the game. by the way ask Rodgers how is Ryan Braun’s eyes cause he definetly knows. and Johnnie Purple Drank Jolly has got his fix by now and he will be in jail by Tuesday.

  45. @beerbratscheese
    you sure you wanna find me? you are a packers fan and you know I wont hold nothing back. think before you get me started on that O-line, that coach, Rodgers, and them RB’S Not to mention them WR’S

  46. Some observations from the game, and opinions on its aftermath:

    1.) As someone who is always quick to criticize an opponent for a cheap shot, let me just say this…Jon Bostic of the Bears deserves the fine he is sure to get from the league.

    2.) There is no moral victory in losing…Holding CJ to 55 yards (or whatever it was) means squat, Cutler’s two late TDs and 317 yards mean squat, making the score close at the end means squat…We got beat, and that’s that.

    3.) Detroit’s offseason moves are paying off for them even more than I thought they would. Kudos to them for that, and for their defense as a whole, which played extremely well.

    4.) As many of you know, I am a proud Bears fan, and more than happy to engage in some trash talk from time to time, or just talk football. We are all the same here, regardless of which team we root for, and I would never dream of calling out an entire opposing fan base as classless, as so many of you like to do. The anonymity of a keyboard is a great thing, but it allows certain idiots (y’all know who you are) to spout off BS that would lead to blows if they said it at a bar. There’s a reason I use my real name when I post, I’d like to think I represent myself well because of it. It is obvious that not all of you understand this concept, or care.
    (Think about that when you go to thumbs-down this post.)

    5.) Who let filthy in?

  47. Also – where’s the talk about Jon Bostic spearing Kris Durham (onside kick at the end of the game)?

    If Ndamakong Suh had done this, there would be cries to ban him from the league.

    I also saw reports that Bears doctors were allowed to block Lions DB Rashean Mathis from returning to the game in the second half? So when the Chiefs play Denver, does Andy Reid get to say that Peyton Manning isn’t healthy enough to play?

    And I saw reports of Bears fans at Ford field who cheered when Mathis was carted off the field. There are accusations that these same fans threw a beer bottle at Darius Slay.

    Way to keep it classy Chicago!

  48. I hope that Tokyosandblaster realizes that this is all going to be directed at him next Sunday. Might as well just pepper thy angus, because he has earned it and it is coming.

  49. Chicago just didnt play good yesterday. In the first half the let the game get too far away from them. and by the middle of the 3rd
    the score was 40-13 and then Cutler showed up and start playing like he did the first 3 games or better. he had 3 strait scores 1 field goal and two TD’s with 2 point conversions. but he let too much time get away. the Lions played a great football game but they were sweating at the end

  50. If you spend enough time posting comments here to remember screen names of people who have “wronged” you, or people you want to get back at….you’ve lost…in life.

  51. pshark5 says:
    That B S holding call on Long in 3rd qtr killed the Bears

    Really? Because I figured it was the cutler turnovers and the 37 points they dropped of them that may have done it.

  52. Hey Guys! I have a really funny idea. Let’s call Cutler “Quitler”! See what I did there? Isn’t it hilarious?!?! This division is still wide open. Anyone can grab it. There’s a lot of ball to be played.

    Lions- 1st Place (Offense was downright scary, as well as the D line. Secondary can be tested by teams with great passing games like the Packers. Don’t trust Suh to not get an unnecessary roughness call when the game counts).

    Bears- 2nd Place (That run D is awful and now they’re exposed. Cutler is way to erratic of a QB to rely on. O-line is definitely improved, but that is not saying much.)

    Packers- 3rd Place (Horrible defense. Rodgers never lead a 4th quarter comeback. Ever.)

    Vikings- 4th Place (Won’t go anywhere without an actual NFL QB. AD is a BEAST.)

  53. After this many years can’t believe that the Bears don’t get the Jay Cutler story yet:

    1. Great arm and physical skills.
    2. Throws interceptions and commits turnovers in bunches when it happens at all.
    3. Not afraid of anything.
    4. A bit of a head case. Movie star wife and no worries about what the press or fans think.
    5. Great player but will not lead the Bears to the Promised Land in this era of perfectionist QB game managers.
    6. Bears could do much worse than Cutler at QB but very long odds to get someone better.

  54. The ball seamed to bounce the lions way this game. It is about time too, I was starting to consider Ford Field as Soldier Field East. The lions have sucked for such a long time, it is nice to see that even a blind squirrel can find a win sometimes. Sad fact is that next year the lions will be 0 and 16 again. I can’t remember the bears being that level of suck in my life time.
    I don’t get the article about Suh dominating the rookie. He made some good plays, and was handled the majority of the time.
    The real test is next week vs the pack.
    Good luck lions.

  55. “The win improves the Lions to 3-1 and drops the previously unbeaten Bears to 3-1 as well, meaning that at the moment, the Lions own the tiebreaker and are the first-place team in the NFC North.”

    ______________________________________

    Whether you like it or you don’t like it…learn to live with it!

    Because the Lions are the best thing going..

    TODAY!

  56. The Soldiers field ground crew had better pump 4 inches of Lake Michigan onto the field Sunday morning or this Sunday vs. the Saints will be a repeat of last Sunday against the Lions. Better QB and receivers as fast or faster than the Lions crew..

  57. After this many years can’t believe that the Bears don’t get the Jay Cutler story yet:

    1. Great arm and physical skills.
    2. Throws interceptions and commits turnovers in bunches when it happens at all.
    3. Not afraid of anything.
    4. A bit of a head case. Movie star wife and no worries about what the press or fans think.
    5. Great player but will not lead the Bears to the Promised Land in this era of perfectionist QB game managers.
    6. Bears could do much worse than Cutler at QB but very long odds to get someone better.

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    ROTFL! The Jay Cutler story…

    Traded too much to get him and now no one else wants him! Who cares about the rest? Is this soap opera talk or pro football talk?

    Lions talk football…our players are there to play football! We don’t spend our time writing up excuses, I mean ‘stories’. Of course, we lead the division, so we don’t need to come up with stories. 🙂

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