Stafford, Prater lead Lions to 27-24 win over Bears

Matthew Stafford threw for 299 yards and two touchdowns, Matt Prater kicked a 52-yard field goal with 1:35 remaining and the Detroit Lions held on to beat the Chicago Bears 27-24 on Sunday. Detroit (6-4) took the lead after Tarik Cohen had tied it for Chicago (3-7) with a 15-yard touchdown run. Prater booted the winner after Stafford led a 42-yard drive to the 34. The Lions escaped with their third straight win when the Bears’ Connor Barth was wide right on a 46-yarder in the closing seconds. Stafford completed 21 of 31 passes. Marvin Jones Jr. had four receptions for 85 yards and a TD. Chicago dropped its third straight even though Jordan Howard ran for 125 yards and a touchdown. Mitchell Trubisky faded after a strong start, throwing for 179 yards and a TD. His 19-yard scramble on fourth-and-13 in the final minute put the ball on the Detroit 43. Stafford threw for 195 yards and two touchdowns in the first half to help the Lions grab a 21-17 lead. Detroit trailed 10-0 in the first quarter and 17-7 in the second before charging ahead in the closing minutes of the half.

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