=== Bush leads Lions over Bears ===
 
 Detroit,  MI (Sports Network)  - Reggie Bush ran for 139 yards and a touchdown
 as  the Detroit  Lions dominated  the Chicago  Bears, 40-32,  in an  NFC North
 battle at Ford Field.
 
 Bush  carried the ball 18 times and also had four catches for 34 yards for the
 Lions  (3-1),  who snapped  a three-game  losing streak to  the Bears and have
 now won two straight since falling to Arizona in Week 2.
 
 "The offensive line did a tremendous job today," said Bush. "We had talked all
 week  about  them being  the key to  our success.  They did a  great job and I
 really didn't get touched during the game."
 
 Matthew  Stafford was  23-for-35  for 242  yards with  one  touchdown, and  an
 interception, but also added a rushing touchdown and fumbled the ball once for
 Detroit, which has won both its home games this season.
 
 Jay  Cutler had a  tough game as he was picked off three times and also lost a
 fumble.  He  finished the game 27-for-47  for 317 yards and two touchdowns for
 the  Bears  (3-1), who had won  their first three  games to start a season for
 just the third time in the last 20 years.
 
 "They  won all three  phases and deserved to win the game today," said Chicago
 head  coach Marc  Trestman. "At halftime we got together and told ourselves we
 were  going to play hard the next 30 minutes. I thought we did that and I know
 there  are  no moral  victories, but  it was nice  to see  the guys fight like
 that."
 
 Chicago's  first possession of the game paid off as Robbie Gould hit a 34-yard
 field  goal for a  3-0 lead with 8 1/2 minutes left in the first. The big play
 of the drive was a 30-yard catch over the middle by Martellus Bennett.
 
 Detroit  came right  back to get a field  goal of its own as David Akers hit a
 23-yarder  to tie the game with 2:38 left in the first. Bush had carries of 17
 and  11 yards to get the ball past midfield, while Calvin Johnson caught a 14-
 yard pass before the drive stalled at the Chicago 5.
 
 Louis  Delmas picked  off a Cutler pass  on the next drive and Detroit got the
 ball back at the Chicago 31. The team only managed one first down, though, and
 a  31-yard field  goal from  Akers made  it  a 6-3  game early  in the  second
 quarter.
 
 It  only  took two plays,  though, for  Chicago to take  the lead back as Matt
 Forte took a pitch to the right and raced 53 yards without getting touched for
 a touchdown and a 10-6 lead with 13:44 left in the half.
 
 The  Lions put  together another impressive drive, getting down to the Chicago
 23,  but  had to settle  for another  field goal from  Akers, this one from 41
 yards out that made it a 10-9 game.
 
 Things  got  a lot  better for  Detroit from  there, though,  as the team held
 Chicago  to a three-and-out and Michael Spurlock returned the punt 57 yards to
 the  Chicago 22. Four  plays later, Stafford leaped over the goal line and had
 the  ball knocked out of his hands, but it came right back to him for a 1-yard
 score with 6:09 to play.
 
 On  the first  play of the Bears'  next drive, Cutler was picked off by Glover
 Quin,  who  returned the  ball to  the Chicago  2. On  the next play, Stafford
 lofted a pass to the left corner where Johnson made the catch for a 23-10 lead
 with 5:47 left.
 
 Another  three-and-out  from  Chicago  saw  Detroit get  the  ball  back  near
 midfield,  and the  second play saw Bush  take a handoff up the middle, cut it
 out  to the right and leap over a defender before getting into the end zone on
 a 37-yard score and a 30-10 lead with 2:43 remaining in the half.
 
 The  Bears got  a 28-yard field goal from  Gould on the final play of the half
 after recovering a Stafford fumble to make it a 30-13 game.
 
 Chicago  got three  more points on a  25-yard field goal from Gould just under
 six minutes into the third to make it a 30-16 game.
 
 The  score stayed  that way until later  in the third as Cutler was sacked and
 stripped  of the  ball by Ndamukong Suh  with Nick Fairley picking up the ball
 and  taking it into the end zone from four yards out to give the Lions a 37-16
 lead going into the fourth quarter.
 
 "I  was able to  bend the corner and I saw Jay holding the ball," said Suh. "I
 just  wanted  to get a good  swipe on it  and I did.  Next thing I see is Nick
 picking it up and going in."
 
 After  an  Akers 43-yard field  goal made  it a 40-16  game with 8:57 to play,
 Cutler marched his team down the field, converting a pair of fourth downs with
 Alshon  Jeffery catching a 14-yard touchdown on 4th-and-3. Jeffery then caught
 a pass for the 2-point conversion and it was a 40-24 game with 4:00 to go.
 
 Joique  Bell lost  a fumble  on Detroit's  next touch  and Chicago  recovered.
 Cutler  and  the Bears were able  to make it  a one-score game as Earl Bennett
 caught  a 10-yard score and Brandon Marshall caught the 2-point conversion for
 a 40-32 game with 43 seconds to play.
 
 Detroit,  though,  recovered  the  onsides  kick and  went  into  the  victory
 formation.
 
                                   Game Notes
 
 The  Bears have scored  41 points in the first quarter this season ... Chicago
 totaled  417 yards, but  went just 1-for-13 on third downs ... Detroit had 387
 yards  and controlled the  ball for close to 32 minutes ... Forte finished the
 game  with 95  yards on 14 carries  ... Detroit plays at Green Bay next Sunday
 ... Chicago hosts New Orleans next Sunday.
 
 
 
 
 
 09/29 19:28:53 ET