Chicago 10
Detroit 12



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FINAL 1st 2nd 3rd 4th Final
1st Quarter
Drive: 7 plays, 44 yards in 3:55
Key Plays:
  Maynard 26-yard punt to Chicago 49
  Harrington 27-yard pass to S Anderson on 3rd-and-5 to Chicago 17
2nd Quarter
Drive: 11 plays, 44 yards in 5:25
Key Plays:
  Thomas 17-yard run to Detroit 40
  Chandler 16-yard pass to Gage on 3rd-and-15 to Detroit 29
Drive: 11 plays, 55 yards in 5:06
Key Plays:
  Harrington 11-yard pass to Schlesinger to Chicago 49
  Harrington 17-yard pass to Fitzsimmons to Chicago 31
  Harrington 16-yard pass to Swinton on 3rd-and-10 to Chicago 15
3rd Quarter
Drive: 8 plays, 50 yards in 3:55
Key Plays:
  Thomas 5-yard run on 3rd-and-1 to Detroit 36
  Chandler 23-yard pass to Booker to Detroit 12
Drive: 10 plays, 49 yards in 5:03
Key Plays:
  Harrington 17-yard pass to Anderson on 3rd-and-7 to Chicago 42
  Harrington 19-yard pass to Anderson on 3rd-and-5 to Chicago 18
4th Quarter
Drive: 7 plays, 35 yards in 1:48
Key Plays:
  Harrington 18-yard pass to Hakim to Chicago 47
Bears Att Cmp Yds Td Int Lg
Chandler, Chris28161491123
Lions Att Cmp Yds Td Int Lg
Harrington, Joey38242380027
Harris, Nick100000
Bears Att Yds Avg Lg Td
Thomas, Anthony21612.9170
Abdullah, Rabih231.570
Chandler, Chris122.020
Lions Att Yds Avg Lg Td
Swinton, Reggie199.090
Bryson, Shawn1080.860
Cobourne, Avon640.760
Harrington, Joey2-2-1.000
Gary, Olandis1-2-2.000
Bears Rec Yds Avg Lg Td
Clark, Desmond4399.8121
Booker, Marty4369.0230
White, Dez2189.0130
Terrell, David2147.080
Gage, Justin11616.0160
Pritchett, Stanley11111.0110
Lyman, Dustin188.080
Abdullah, Rabih177.070
Lions Rec Yds Avg Lg Td
Anderson, Scotty57715.4270
Bryson, Shawn5336.6120
Fitzsimmons, Casey5336.6170
Schlesinger, Cory4287.0110
Hakim, Az-Zahir22613.0180
Schroeder, Bill11818.0180
Swinton, Reggie11616.0160
Jefferson, Shawn177.070
Tackles-Solo-Assists Sacks-Yds (unofficial)
Bears T S A Sk-Yd
Briggs, Lance11740-0
Brown, Alex7611-7
Holdman, Warrick5410-0
Azumah, Jerry5320-0
Urlacher, Brian5320-0
Green, Mike4220-0
Tillman, Charles3300-0
Gray, Bobby3300-0
Daniels, Phillip3210-0
Brown, Mike2200-0
McQuarters, R.W.1100-0
Boone, Alfonso1100-0
Haynes, Michael1100-0
Lions T S A Sk-Yd
Holmes, Earl9450-0
Bailey, Boss752.5-3
Green, Barrett624.5-3
Porcher, Robert4310-0
Hall, James4310-0
Walker, Brian4220-0
Rogers, Shaun3300-0
Smith, Otis3210-0
Harris, Corey3210-0
Holt, Terrence3210-0
Edwards, Kalimba2201-11
Wilkinson, Dan2110-0
Evans, Doug2110-0
Rainer, Wali1010-0
Bears INT Yds Avg Lg Td
Lions INT Yds Avg Lg Td
Harris, Corey1-1-1.000
Bears No. Yds Avg TB In20 Lg
Maynard, Brad726838.30149
Lions No. Yds Avg TB In20 Lg
Harris, Nick623038.30150
Punt Returns
Bears No. Yds Avg Lg Td
McQuarters, R.W.393.060
Lions No. Yds Avg Lg Td
Swinton, Reggie22110.5140
Kickoff Returns
Bears No. Yds Avg Lg Td
Azumah, Jerry412832.0450
Tafoya, Joe11212.0120
Lions No. Yds Avg Lg Td
Swinton, Reggie36321.0250
Bears XP/XPA FG/FGA Dist(Made/Fail)
Edinger, Paul1/11/343 48 41 
Lions XP/XPA FG/FGA Dist(Made/Fail)
Hanson, Jason0/04/424 25 30 48 
Bears No. Lost Forced O D
Brown, Alex00100
Lions No. Lost Forced O D
Harrington, Joey10000
Beverly, Eric00010
Referee- B Kukar, Umpire- Bill Schuster, Head linesman- Philip Mckinnely, Line judge- Tom Barnes, Field judge- Gene Steratore, Side judge- Tom Hill, Back judge- Steve Freeman
Attendance - Time
61,492 ; 3:01
Team Statistics BearsLions
First downs1110
3rd-Down Efficiency4 - 145 - 16
4th-Down Efficiency0 - 00 - 1
Total Net Yards199248
Total Plays5460
Average Gains3.74.1
Net Yards Rushing6617
Average Per Rush2.80.9
Net Yards Passing133231
Completed-Attempted16 - 2824 - 39
Yards Per Pass4.45.8
Sacked-Yards Lost2 - 161 - 7
Had Intercepted10
Punts-Average7 - 38.36 - 38.3
Return Yardage920
Punts-Returns3 - 92 - 21
Kickoffs-Returns5 - 1403 - 63
Interceptions-Returns0 - 01 - -1
Penalties-Yards5 - 357 - 41
Fumbles-Lost0 - 01 - 0
Time Of Possession30:0030:00


Not a lot of things have gone right in the past few years for the Detroit Lions, but kicker Jason Hanson continued to be their greatest constant positive.

Hanson kicked a 48-yard field goal with 39 seconds left in the fourth quarter to lift the Lions to a 12-10 victory over the Chicago Bears, matching their win total of last season with three.

In his 12th season with the Lions (3-6), Hanson is 13-for-13 on field goals. His four field goals in this game accounted for all of Detroit's scoring - Hanson also connected from 24, 25 and 30 yards out.

"I think I've seen him miss about four field goals," Lions coach Steve Mariucci said. "I'm talking about practice, everything, out of hundreds. He's unbelievable."

The Lions got the ball on their own 35-yard line with 2:27, trailing 10-9. Detroit quarterback Joey Harrington completed five straight passes to get into field goal range for Hanson, including a two-yard pass to rookie tight end Casey Fitzsimmons on a second-and-2 play for a first down at the Chicago 39.

"If you've got a guy off and you need two yards, just stand up and throw it to him," Harrington said. "We were talking about it in the huddle, to be aware. They hadn't given us that all day. We were looking for those situations - just give him the ball and let him fall forward for a first down, so I just gave it to him."

Detroit has won back-to-back games for the first time since November 12-19, 2000.

"None of us care about winning pretty," Hanson said. "We are banged up, we don't have the guys we thought we were going to have and that's been known for a while. ... But we're proud about winning two in a row and we'll be working hard to make it three."

The Bears (3-6) missed a chance to sweep the season series with their NFC North rivals after a 24-16 win on October 26.

"We had opportunities to win the game, obviously, but we just couldn't get it done," Bears coach Dick Jauron said. "We've got to give their football team credit. They played tremendous defensively and we didn't. We didn't seem to get on track offensively."

Corey Harris' interception with 27 seconds left sealed the victory and marred an otherwise solid day for Bears quarterback Chris Chandler. The veteran completed 16-of-28 passes for 149 yards and a touchdown.

"They just don't give you a lot of chance to go downfield," Chandler said. "So we were throwing a lot of the short stuff. This is one we wish we would have had."

Chicago led 10-6 after Chandler hit tight end Desmond Clark for a 12-yard touchdown with 7:52 left in the third quarter before Detroit came back thanks in part to an error-free game by Harrington, who completed 24-of-38 passes for 238 yards.

Harrington's effort was particularly important on a day when the Lions gained only 17 yards on the ground. Reggie Swinton, who carried only one time for nine yards, was Detroit's leading rusher.

The Bears' Anthony Thomas carried for 61 yards, but that was on 21 rushes for a paltry 2.9-yard average.

Scott's Game Commentary:

Fortunately I was in Las Vegas surrounded by every NFL game to watch in Las Vegas. Anytime time I started to watch the Lions, I had to look at another game. How boring was that game? But, that is what you get when two bottom dwellers play eachother. 12-0? That game reminds me of the Dallas 9-7 win last year, which was one of the most dull games i've ever seen. If there were some good signs from the game, it was the play of the Defense. Boss Bailey has really improved and is doing the most of the 2003 draft picks. Harrington didn't throw any interceptions and played a decent game given he has no weapons. Schroeder, Hakim and Ricks are all Millen Duds and I would be shocked to see one of them back next year. The only reason why the Lions beat the Bears was one player: Jason Hanson. Is there a more reliable kicker in the league over the past several years? The Lions played like a team that lacks talent, but a win is a win in the NFL. The scariest fact of them all is the Lions and Tampa Bay Bucs are separated by one game. Yikes!


*Offense: --- C. Running game was just awful! Nice 0.9 yards per carry average! Cobourne and Bryson could not of played any worse. Twice Coburne could not pickup a yard and the Lions were forced to punt. How nice would it be to have James Stewart now! Fortunately, Artose Pinner is expected to make his debut next week. The wide receivers did a decent job, but still lead the NFL in a landslide in drop passes. Scottie Andrerson had a good game, but still is regarded as the devout coward by Millen. Its no secret that the Lions have the worst offense in the NFL.

*Defense: --- A-. With all the injuries on the "D" this year, it is amazing how good they have played since the Dallas game. They held up strong in the 4th quarter when the Bears had a chance to take control of the game. Rookie Boss Bailey continues to improve every week and looks to be the player the Lions envisioned when they drafted him early in the 2nd round. All in all, it was a great effort but lets see how they hold up against the Seahawks next week.

*Special Teams: --- B. The fake punt did not pan out and the squib kick near the end of the game almost came back to haunt the Lions. Still, hats off to Hanson for scoring all the Lions points and nailing the game winning kick with ease.

*Coaching: --- C. Mooch made some strange calls, like the fake punt and squib kick. Running Cobourne twice on 2nd & 1 and 3 & 1 was just awful coaching. Still, the Lions won so Mooch is off the hook.

*Overall: --- B. The Lions won two game for the first time since 2000, although it was against two teams that are just pitiful. At 3-6, the Lions have a chance of winning one or two more games at the most. Next up are the Seattle Seahawks. I would be shocked if the Lions kept the game close given Seattle is due for a victory. The following week the Lions might have a chance at a road victory given the Vikings are pulling their usual mid-season choke job.

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