Lions put together 4th-quarter comeback to stun Bears in NFC North battle
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David Montgomery put the finishing touches on the Detroit Lions’ win against his former team, the Chicago Bears, on Sunday with a go-ahead touchdown with 29 seconds left in the game to complete the epic comeback.
On the next drive, Detroit defensive end Aidan Hutchinson strip-sacked Justin Fields and the ball rolled to the back of the end zone for a safety.
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Lions running back David Montgomery runs in the end zone after his 1-yard rushing touchdown against the Chicago Bears, Sunday, Nov. 19, 2023, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)
Detroit won the game 31-25.
The Lions were down 26-14 with 4:15 left in the game. Bears kicker Cairo Santos hit a 39-yard field goal to go up 26-14. Jared Goff came back and led the Lions on a 6-play, 75-yard drive and scored on a 43-yard touchdown pass to Jameson Williams.
Detroit got the ball back to drive down and get Montgomery into the end zone. It took just over 2 minutes and 73 yards to get the team down near the goal line and allow the running back to score.
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Montgomery had 76 yards on 12 carries and the score. Jahmyr Gibbs added 36 rushing yards and a touchdown. Goff was 23-of-35 with 236 passing yards, two touchdown passes and three interceptions.
Lions wide receiver Jameson Williams, defended by Chicago Bears safety Eddie Jackson, catches a 32-yard pass for a touchdown, Sunday, Nov. 19, 2023, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)
Fields looked like he was going to have the Bears in position for the upset victory. But after the