2009 Chicago Bears Season - Regular Season - Week 4: Vs. Detroit Lions

Week 4: Vs. Detroit Lions

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Week Four: Detroit Lions at Chicago Bears — Game Summary
  • Game time: 1:05 PM EDT/12:05 PM CDT
  • Game weather: 53°F (Partly Cloudy)
  • TV announcers (Fox): Thom Brennaman, Brian Billick, & Charissa Thompson
  • Game attendance: 62,192 at Soldier Field, Chicago, Illinois
  • Referee: Walt Coleman
First Quarter
  • DET – 10:50 – Kevin Smith 1 yd TD run (Hanson kick) (DET 7–0)
  • CHI – 8:51 – Jay Cutler 5 yd TD run (Gould kick) (7–7)
  • DET – 5:03 – 14 yd TD pass from Matthew Stafford to Will Heller (Hanson kick) (DET 14–7)
Second Quarter
  • CHI – 14:14 – 2 yd TD pass from Jay Cutler to Kellen Davis (Gould kick) (14–14)
  • CHI – 10:54 – 1 yd TD pass from Jay Cutler to Greg Olsen (Gould kick) (CHI 21–14)
  • DET – 0:26 – Kevin Smith 3 yd TD run (Hanson kick) (21–21)
Third Quarter
  • CHI – 14:48 – Johnny Knox 102 yd TD kickoff return (Gould kick) (CHI 28–21)
  • CHI – 10:18 – Gould 52 yd FG (CHI 31–21)
  • CHI – 2:33 – Gould 22 yd FG (CHI 34–21)
Fourth Quarter
  • DET – 8:15 – Hanson 35 yd FG (CHI 34–24)
  • CHI – Matt Forté 37 yd TD run (Gould kick) (CHI 41–24)
  • CHI – Garrett Wolfe 2 yd TD run (Gould kick) (CHI 48–24)
1 2 3 4 Total
Lions 14 7 0 3 24
Bears 7 14 13 14 48
Leading Passers
  • DET – Matthew Stafford – 24/36, 296 yards, 1 TD, 1 INT
  • CHI – Jay Cutler – 18/28, 141 yards, 2 TD
Leading Rushers
  • DET – Kevin Smith – 19 carries, 30 yards, 2 TD
  • CHI – Matt Forté – 12 carries, 121 yards, 1 TD
Leading Receivers
  • DET – Calvin Johnson – 8 receptions, 133 yards
  • CHI – Earl Bennett – 2 receptions, 32 yards
Leading Tacklers
  • DET – DeAndre Levy (7)
  • CHI – Danieal Manning (9)

Coming off their road win over the Seahawks, the Bears went home for a Week 4 NFC North duel with the Detroit Lions. Chicago surprisingly trailed early in the first quarter as Lions running back Kevin Smith got a 1-yard touchdown run. The Bears would answer with quarterback Jay Cutler's 5-yard touchdown run, yet Detroit came right back with quarterback Matthew Stafford's 14-yard touchdown pass to tight end Will Heller. Chicago would take the lead in the second quarter with Cutler's 2-yard touchdown pass to tight end Kellen Davis and a 1-yard touchdown pass to tight end Greg Olsen, yet the Lions would tie the game prior to halftime with Smith's 3-yard touchdown run.

The Bears would start the third quarter with a bang as rookie wide receiver Johnny Knox returned the half's opening kickoff 102 yards for a touchdown. Later on, kicker Robbie Gould would add onto Chicago's lead with a 52-yard and a 22-yard field goal. Detroit tried to rally in the fourth quarter with kicker Jason Hanson's 35-yard field goal, yet the Bears pulled away with running back Matt Forté's 37-yard touchdown run and running back Garrett Wolfe's 2-yard touchdown run.

With the win, Chicago would enter its bye week at 3–1.

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