Blog recap: Bears beat Lions at Ford Field in season finale

DETROIT (WXYZ) - The Chicago Bears kept their playoff hopes alive -- for now -- with a 26-24 win over the Detroit Lions on Sunday. The Detroit Lions finish the year with eight straight losses ending with a 4-12 record.

Read out complete game blog recap below.

4:06pm  Game over. The Detroit Lions lose their eight straight game, losing to the the Chicago Bears 26-24, Detroit finishes with a 4-12 record.

3:45pm  The Lions tighten things up, Stafford finds Brian Robiskie for the 9 yard touchdown with 7 minutes left in the game, Detroit down 26-24.

3:33pm  Once again the Bears can't find the end zone settling on another Olindo Mare field goal, this one from 28 yards out, Chicago takes a 26-17 lead in the fourth quarter.

3:20PM  Olindo Mare hits a 28 yard field goal giving Chicago a 23-17 lead.

3:03pm  Now in the third quarter, Stafford finds Will Heller in the end zone for a 10 yard strike, Detroit closes the gap, down 20-17.

2:32pm  The Lions find the end zone, Stafford hitting his college teammate  Kris Durham for a 25 yard touchdown,  Detroit trails 20-10 late in the second quarter.

2:23pm  Matthew Stafford's pass is picked off by Tim Jennings, which sets up an Olindo Mare 40 yad field goal, Chicago widens their lead, 20-3.

2:12pm  Matt Forte runs it in from 1 yard out, Chicago goes up 17-3.

2:10pm  Matthew Stafford gets the ball stripped, Julius Peppers recovers it at the Detroit 10 yard line.

1:45pm  Second Quarter starts with the Bears still leading 10-3.

1:31pm  The Lions Joique Bell fumbles the kickoff, Chicago recovers and ends up with an Olindo Mare 33 yard field goal, Beras now lead 10-3.

1:28pm Jay Cutler hits a wide  open Earl Bennett form a 60 yard touchdown, Bears lead 7-3.

1:25pm Jason Hanson nails a 44 yard field goal giving the Lions a 3-0 lead.

1:16pm Calvin Johnson catches his first pass for 18 yards.


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