Mitchell Trubisky began and closed sturdy to overcome some shaky choices and play in between to hold the Chicago Bears in the NFC playoff desk.
Trubisky threw a 3-yard landing pass to David Montgomery with a time of two:17, permitting Chicago to defeat the Detroit Lions 24-20 Thursday.
The Bears took the lead in the nine-game, 90-yard marketing campaign wherein Trubisky transformed a third run with 35- and 32-yard passes, Anthony Miller.
"He made special shots at special times," stated coach Matt Nagy.
Chicago sealed the win over the subsequent possession with the interception of Eddie Jackson.
Rookie quarterback David Blough led Detroit's final observe at Chicago 26 at the final minute, earlier than dropping 13 yards on a sack to depart a determined pass as the solely possibility and Jackson fired his loot.
The Bears (6-6) have gained three of 4 video games after dropping 4 straight video games, permitting them to hold their hopes in the playoffs.
"We have positioned ourselves well for another big game next week," Trubisky stated.
The Lions (3-8-1) misplaced their coach Matt Patricia 5 occasions in a row for the first time.
"It's one of the toughest teams I've ever been to," stated Patricia, former assistant coach of the New England Patriots. "This workforce might be not preventing like every other workforce I've ever seen.
"We have to discover a approach to win."
Detroit led for a lot of the recreation regardless of the begin of 1 / 4 that he had acquired from Cleveland for a seventh spherical choose alternative trade after the coaching camp.
"Watch this workforce struggle and rally behind somebody like that, I feel you may inform how a lot all of those males on this room care about one another," Patricia stated.
Matthew Stafford was out for a fourth consecutive recreation with again and hip accidents and his substitute, Jeff Driskel, was restricted by a thigh harm.
Blough, a virgin Purdue participant, despatched a 75-yard landing to Kenny Golladay in his first recreation to give the Lions a tie at 7. Blough threw Marvin Jones an 8-yard TD pass at the finish of the first quarter to give Detroit an 14-7 lead.
Trubisky had a 18-yard TD pass to rookie Jesper Horsted to rating 17 pictures on purpose in the third quarter.
Trubisky completed 29 of 38 with three touchdowns, which allowed him to match a season document, a win towards Detroit earlier this month, for 338 yards and an interception. He made a great begin with a 10-yard pass to Allen Robinson and closed the recreation sufficient for Chicago to rating greater than 20 factors for the first time in additional than a month.
Blough was 22 out of 38 for 280 yards with two touchdowns and one interception.
"It's what you dream about while you had been a child," Blough said. "I’m grateful for the whole lot, all the ups and downs."
Chicago cornerback Kyle Fuller could have prevented Detroit from making a decisive level early in the fourth quarter when he prevented J.D. McKissic from qualifying for the third.
"Probably one in all the largest video games in the recreation," Nagy said. "Making a decent sort out was an absolute recreation change."
Patricia selected to rating a purpose of 24 yards for a 20-17 lead with 10:47 left as an alternative of trying the fourth and one purpose of Bears 5.
Chicago had 10 penalties for 89 yards and Detroit was scored 9 occasions for 85 yards.
"If the recreation is destructive, the enchancment we want to deliver is the penalties," stated Nagy.
Show should go on
Brothers Osborne, a rustic music duo, performed at half time and the present didn’t happen as deliberate. Fans had been requested to activate the flashlights of their cell telephones when the lights had been off at Ford Field. Once the lights dimmed, the lined stadium was re-lit earlier than darkening after a slipshod delay.
Technical difficulties have brought on musical artists to keep on the floor longer than anticipated, forcing musicians to heat up behind and round an elaborate stage.
Ford Field officers stated in an announcement that "some components of the stadium have misplaced energy due to a breakdown of their out of doors energy system.Although it has been rapidly restored, it took the audio system transmitter two minutes to reset and reconnect. "
Bears: Prince CB Amukamara got here down and left the discipline slowly late in the recreation after breaking a pass. WR Taylor Gabriel (concussion), TE Adam Shaheen (foot), OT Bobby Massie (ankle) and LB Danny Trevathan (elbow) had been inactive.
Lions: DT Damon "Snacks" Harrison (knee, calf), CB Rashaan Melvin (ribs) and return specialist Jamal Agnew (ankle) had been inactive.
Bears: Welcome Dallas on Thursday, December fifth.
Lions: Play Minnesota on December eighth.
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