Cairo Santos scored a 28-yard end-of-game field goal on Thursday to give the Chicago Bears a 16-14 victory over the Detroit Lions.
Bears (4-7) finished five games under the embarrassed coach Matt Nagy, who was answering questions about his work situation within 48 hours of the kick-off.
Lions (0-10-1) made many early to late mistakes to extend their skids to 15 games, returning to their victory in Chicago nearly a year ago.
Andy Dalton started in place of the injured rookie Justin Fields, leading the Bears in 18 plays, a 69-yard drive, with the final 8:30 off-time.
Dalton converted 3rd and 5th to Damier Leverd on a 13-yard pass to lead the Bears to the midfield. Detroit later helped and gave them 5 yards with a penalty for calling consecutive timeouts without play in between.
In the next snap, Dalton converted a third and a four into a bird with a 7-yard pass. With only one timeout left for Dan Campbell’s first-year coach to set up a chaotic defense, Dalton knelt down to 1 second and then called the timeout to Santos’ third field. I set a goal.
Dalton finished 24 out of 39 yards at 317 yards with a go-ahead to Jimmy Graham, a 17-yard touchdown pass and a passcut in the second half of the first half.
Jared Goff, who returned from a missed match due to a diagonal injury, was 21 of 171 to 25 with two touchdowns. Goff threw a 39-yard touchdown pass to Josh Reynolds on his first drive and a 17-yard pass to TJ Hockenson in the second half of the third.
Dalton didn’t make many mistakes, but Detroit cornerback Amani Olwarier was one of them when he stepped in front of the receiver to pick up a pass in the end zone in the second half of the second quarter. I used one. Orwarie celebrated the intercept by delighting Lions fans in need of it and having teammates sit in the end zone to serve fictional football food.
Santos scored a second field goal shortly before half-time, giving visitors a 13-7 lead.
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