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Fourth Quarter

Lions hold on for win

(3:08 pm) – Jimmy Clausen began the Bears' final drive of the game by connecting with Marquess Wilson for seven yards, then scrambled for a two-yard gain before a vicious helmet-to-helmet penalty against Lions DE Ziggy Ansah gave the Bears an additional 15 yards and a first down at their own 45. After three incompletions, Clausen's deep pass to Alshon Jeffery on fourth down was intercepted by safety Glover Quin to seal the victory for the Lions. The Bears lose 20-14 to fall to 5-10 on the season.

Lions widen margin

(2:55pm) - The Lions extended their lead to 20-14 on Matt Prater's 30-yard field goal with 2:35 left in the fourth quarter. The kick capped a nine-play, 43-yard drive.

Lions regain lead

(2:39pm) - The Lions took a 17-14 lead on Joique Bell's impressive 17-yard touchdown run with 7:15 left in the fourth quarter. Bell darted up the middle, bounced outside to the left, made Cornelius Washington miss, broke a Brock Vereen tackle and bolted into the end zone.

The TD came one play after Tim Jennings was penalized for pass interference against Corey Fuller down the left sideline, a 46-yard penalty on third-and-10.

Bears still ahead by four

(2:26pm) - The Bears maintained their 14-10 lead as Ryan Mundy broke up a pass intended for Calvin Johnson on the goal line on third-and-11 from the 19 and Jeremiah Ratliff followed by deflecting Matt Prater's 37-yard field goal attempt with 11:02 left in the fourth quarter.

Third Quarter

Bears grab 14-10 lead*

(2:05pm) - The Bears took their first lead of the game at 14-10 on Jimmy Clausen's 20-yard touchdown pass to Alshon Jeffery with 2:45 left in the third quarter. Jeffery beat one-on-one coverage by cornerback Darius Slay in the right corner of the end zone.

The score capped a 14-play, 80-yard drive that was sustained by a roughing-the-punter penalty against the Lions on fourth-and-23 that gave the Bears a first down.

Lions take 10-7 lead

(1:50pm) - Matt Prater's 39-yard field goal on the opening possession of the second half gave the Lions a 10-7 lead. The kick capped a 10-play, 47-yard drive.

Defensive end Willie Young sustained an Achilles' tendon on the drive and is out for the rest of the game.

Second Quarter

Bears tie score 7-7*

(1:25pm) - Jimmy Clausen's 11-yard touchdown pass to Kyle Long tied the game 7-7 with :30 left in the first half.

The score came one play after Detroit's Jeremy Ross muffed a punt and Sherrick McManis recovered at the Lions' 11. Beating an all-out blitz, Clausen floated a swing pass to Forte, who jogged into the end zone.

Bears generate takeaway

(12:55pm) - Rookie safety Brock Vereen thwarted a Lions drive by intercepting Matthew Stafford's pass in the end zone intended for Corey Fuller on second-and-11 from the 17. It was Vereen's first NFL interception and the first by Stafford in 126 attempts, breaking the longest active streak in the league.

On the same drive, defensive end David Bass and linebacker Christian Jones recorded sacks of Stafford.

First Quarter

Bears fail to score

(12:45pm) - On the Bears' third possession, they advanced to the Detroit 1. But on fourth-and-goal, a play transpired that pretty much served as a microcosm of their disappointing season.

Jimmy Clausen rolled out to the right and threw a pass intended for tackle-eligible Eben Britton. The pass was broken up by cornerback Darius Slay. Tight end Martellus Bennett was flagged for offensive pass interference and then drew a 15-yard penalty for arguing with an official, enabling the Lions to start at their own 16 rather than the 1.

Lions take 7-0 lead

(12:20pm) - Reggie Bush's 13-yard touchdown run around left end gave the Lions a 7-0 lead with 5:15 left in the first quarter, capping a seven-play, 57-yard drive.

The possession was sustained by a pass interference penalty on Kyle Fuller against Calvin Johnson on a third-down incompletion and Bush's 21-yard reception on a screen on fourth-and-six from the Chicago 34.

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