Chandler looks for some breathing room with a short pass to tight end Dustin Lyman. ... Oh, brother. Thomas fumbles at the 6 and the Lions' Robert Porcher recovers.
Stewart blasts up the middle right at Urlacher and into the end zone.
Vinny Sutherland returns the kick to the 18. ... Chandler rolls left but it sacked by a blitzing Donte Curry. ... On second down Eric Davis picks off Chandler and returns it to the 16. That was quick.
Stewart runs up the middle inside the 10, but is stuffed on second down. This guy is really explosive. He really hits the hole. The Bears' Reggie Austin is down. He got hit helmet to helmet. He's up and walking off the field. ... Harrington, under pressure from Colvin, rolls right and hits running back Cory Schlesinger at the 1. Mike Brown saves a touchdown with a big hit at the goal line. ... Harrington looks for the tight end in the end zone, but Colvin makes a diving play to knock the pass down. ... Stewart is stuffed and it's third down from the 2. ... Stewart is hit behind the line, spins and is met by four Bears short of the goal line. Mike Caldwell hit Stewart in the back field. The Lions call timeout. Great goal-line stand by the Bears' defense. Wait, the Lions are going for it. ... Scratch that goal-line stand comment, Stewart scores on the same play the Bears just stuffed.
Lions 14, Bears 3
With just over a minute to go, the Bears take over at the 20. ... Chandler hits tight end Fred Baxter with two quick passes and the Bears are at midfield. Timeout. ... A screen pass to Thomas goes nowhere. Thomas didn't get out of bounds. ... Chandler takes a quick snap and hits Dez White for 26 yards down the sideline. ... Dustin Lyman is dragged down short of the first down and inbounds. The Bears call timeout with 11 seconds remaining in the half. ... Chandler makes the Lions jump offsides again, which doesn't mean much at this point. ... Chandler steps up in the pocket and drills it to Booker in the end zone for a touchdown. Very calm and cool drive there by Chandler. Seventy-six yards and Chandler hung out in the pocket and found Booker for the TD.
Lions 14, Bears 10
The Bears got one back right before the half. That was big. If not for those two turnovers, this might be a different game.
Here comes Terry Bradshaw. Mute, please.
After Sutherland takes the second-half kickoff to the 25, Thomas runs for a couple. ... Chandler is hit as he throws by Luther Ellis and almost throws another interception. Ellis is called for driving Chandler into the ground, giving the Bears a first down. ... Thomas runs twice for a yard. ... Chandler hits Baxter for a first down. But again, Chandler is blasted after he throws the ball. He's holding his left hand but stays in the game. Good thing he's right handed. ... Thomas is stuffed again. ... Play action and Thomas makes a tremendous block, picking up two blitzing Lions. Chandler throws long to Dez White to the 4. ... One play later, Thomas powers in for the touchdown.
Bears 17, Lions 14
A 75-yard drive aided by a big Lions penalty and the Bears regain the lead. Chandler is really hanging in there and making things happen but paying a serious price. Remember, Henry Burris is the next option.
Stewart changes direction and breaks one for 20 yards before pulling the gutless Franco Harris move and ducks out of bounds. ... Bryan Robinson gets to Harrington and Harrington fumbles. Alfonso Boone falls on it and the Bears are in great field position. After looking so solid Harrington looked like Shane Matthews there.
A touchdown out of this would be big. Of course the Bears runs two uninspired plays and face third and 9. ... Chandler overthrows Booker and here comes Edinger for a 42-yard attempt. Kick good.
Bears 20, Lions 14
Three straight runs up the middle by Stewart move the Lions to midfield. The Lions' offensive line is having its way with the Bears defense. ... Stewart gets the ball on third and inches and runs for 6 yards. ... More Stewart and he runs for 8 and then picks up the first down inside the Bears' 30. ... Stewart, Stewart, Stewart. Finally the Lions are stopped--by a holding penalty. Second and 16 at the Bears' 30. Harrington fakes a reverse to Hakim and then throws a poor pass. ... The Bears blitz, Harrington rolls out and throws for Hakim in the end zone. Jerry Azumah breaks up the play but Phillip Daniels is called for roughing the passer. It was over. The Lions were done until that penalty. First down Detroit. ... Cason weaves his way inside the 10 but the Lions are called for clipping. It's coming back. Again, can't get enough of the penalties. The way this boring game is going, all we need now is a replay or a punt. ... Harrington throws to Cason to the 10 again, but the Lions are short. Fourth down. ... I've lost track how many times the ball has bounced back and forth between the 30- and 10-yard line. The Lions are about a yard and a half short and call timeout to discuss something. ... They're going for it again. Let me guess. A running play to Stewart? ... OK, we've just seen the worst play in football. Worse than a punt. When the offense tries to make the defense jump offsides on fourth down and it doesn't work so they take the delay-of-game penalty. They needed a timeout for that? Field goal good.
Bears 20, Lions 17
Good thing the Bears signed this return specialist Vinny Sutherland. He's quite adept at running right into the pile. And another penalty on the Lions. Re-kick and Sutherland has been replaced by local guy Ahmad Merritt. Wow. Dick Jauron with a quicker hook than Jerry Manuel. Vinny, we hardly knew ye. Merritt busts the kickoff 63 yards. Great run behind some great blocking. And get this: no penalty.