Bears RB Matt Forte ran for 101 yards on 16 carries in the season-ending 37-23 victory.
DT Tommie Harris gave the Bears better production over the final two games, including three tackles for losses.
Bears offensive coordinator Ron Turner said the team struggled to produce because of the difficulties associated with incorporating younger players.
CB Nathan Vasher got the start in what could wind up being his final game with the Bears.
Bears QB Jay Cutler expressed happiness with his receiving corps, particularly WR Devin Aromashodu.
Said Lions LB Ernie Sims, “Just because we won two games doesn’t make us feel any better. Losing
is losing. That’s what I’ve been experiencing ever since I’ve been
here. I’m sick of losing. I’m not perfect. I don’t do everything that I
have to do to help us win, but I’m only one person on the team.”
QB Daunte Culpepper completed 23 of 34 passes for 262 yards and two touchdowns in what was likely his last game with the Lions.
Lions WR Calvin Johnson had six catches for 86 yards and a touchdown, but ended the season six yards shy of the 1,000-yard mark.
S Louis Delmas served as defensive captain, an honor coach Jim Schwartz said was unusual for a rookie.
Lions K Jason Hanson made three field goals to end a rocky season on a high note.