Barth, Bears Come Up Short Late Against Lions

Connor Barth missed a 46-yard field goal late in the 4th to hand Bears 7th loss.

CHICAGO - With a chance to send the game to overtime Bears kicker Connor Barth missed a 46-yard field goal in the closing seconds of the game in Chicago's 27-24 loss to the Detroit Lions.

Mitchell Trubisky finished with 179 yards passing and touchdown. Jordan Howard ran for 125 yards and a score. While rookie running back Tarik Cohen finished with 59 total yards and a touchdown that tied the game at 24 in the fourth quarter.

The Bears got off to a fast start. After a field goal on their opening drive, Trubisky, threw a 1-yard touchdown pass to tight end Adam Shaheen to give the Bears a 10-3 lead. Howard ran a 12-yard score in the second quarter to make it 17-7.

But the Lions came roaring back. Matthew Stafford led two scoring drives in the second quarter including a short touchdown pass to Ameer Abdullah with 20 seconds left in the half to give Detroit a 21-17 lead. Stafford threw for 299 yards and a pair of scores. The Lions scored 17-unanswered points with a field goal in the third quarter.

Cohen would tie the game with a 15-yard run into the endzone, but Matt Prater's 52-yard field goal with 1:35 left in the game was ultimately the difference.


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