Stingy Bears take care of NFC North rival Lions

  • Associated Press
  • Published: Oct. 23, 2012 at 12:13 a.m.
  • Updated: Oct. 23, 2012 at 12:26 a.m.

CHICAGO -- Jay Cutler shook off a rib injury, Brian Urlacher made a key fumble recovery and the Chicago Bears won their fourth consecutive game by beating the Detroit Lions 13-7 on Monday night.
It certainly wasn't an easy night for the NFC North-leading Bears, particularly their quarterback, but they came away with the win after a week off and possibly buried the Lions (2-4) in the process despite getting a major scare along the way.
That happened in the second quarter when Cutler was sacked by Ndamukong Suh and ultimately wound up going to the locker room to have his ribs examined.
Cutler started the second half and was 16-of-31 passing for 150 yards and one touchdown in the game, but with the defense locking down the Lions, the Bears (5-1) prevailed.
It was a huge blow for last-place Detroit, a team many expected to contend for the division title after making the playoffs for the first time in more than a decade.