Trubisky Leads Game-Winning Drive, Bears Hold Off Lions 24-20
The Detroit Lions got off to a great start with David Blough playing in his first NFL game. Blough’s first completion went 75 yards for a TD to Kenny Golladay. The TD tied the game at 7-7 early in the first quarter.
Blough threw his second TD pass of the game to WR Marvin Jones on the Lions very next possession. This time to complete a 10-play, 78 yard drive. It was beginning to look like a shootout, but both offense slowed down and were only able to muster up a FG each before the end of the half.
Trubisky was intercepted on the Bears first possession of the second half, but he didn’t let that get to his head. On Chicago’s second possession, Trubisky led an 80-yard drive, capped off by an 18-yard TD pass to Jesper Horsted, the TE converted from WR out of Princeton. It was Horsted’s first career TD reception.
Late in the fourth quarter, the Bears found themselves trailing 20-17. Chicago’s defense had made improvement from the first half, only allowing a FG by the Lions the entire second half. Trubisky once again led a long 9 play, 90 yard drive, which resulted in the game-winning TD pass to David Montgomery.
Detroit could not answer on their final possession. Blough was intercepted by Eddie Jackson at the Chicago 10 yard line to seal the 24-20 win.
Here are some highlights from The Game:
1st Quarter… Trubisky 10-yard TD pass to Robinson, 7-0 Bears
1st Quarter… Blough 75-yard TD pass to Golladay, 7-7
1st Quarter… Blough 8-yard TD pass to Jones, 14-7 Lions
3rd Quarter… Trubisky INT by Slay, 17-10 Lions
3rd Quarter… Trubisky 18-yard TD pass to Horsted, 17-17
4th Quarter… Trubisky 3-yard TD pass to Montgomery, 24-20 Bears