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Stafford runs for go-ahead TD in Lions' 20-17 win over Bears

DETROIT (AP) Matthew Stafford got a shotgun snap, dropped back, slid left, rolled right and ran up the middle through three defenders with a shot to stop him.

Stafford's go-ahead, 7-yard touchdown with 3:17 left made up for his two interceptions in the fourth quarter, one that was returned for a score, and helped the Detroit Lions beat the Chicago Bears 20-17 Sunday.

The Lions have become the first team in NFL history to have eight comeback wins from fourth-quarter deficits in a season, according to information provided by the team from the Elias Sports Bureau.

''Finding ways to win is what we do,'' Stafford said.

Stafford usually does it with his right arm.

With the middle finger on his right hand taped up and covered by a white glove, Stafford struggled to throw at times. When it was time to run and score, he wasn't going to stop himself short of the end zone.

''It's fourth quarter, go time, you've got to make a play,'' Stafford said. ''I surely wasn't going to slide on the 2.''

The NFC North-leading Lions (9-4) have won five straight and eight of nine, moving them a step closer to winning a division title for the first time in 23 years.

''Our goals are much bigger than winning this game,'' receiver Anquan Boldin said.

Matt Barkley completed two passes that put the Bears in a position to at least attempt a tying field goal in the final minute, but both were negated by flags, before turning the ball over on downs from the Detroit 44.

''You can't really recover from two holding penalties back to back,'' said Bears guard Ted Larsen, who was called for holding, as was left tackle Charles Leno.

CHICAGO'S CHANCES

The Bears' opportunity of pulling off an upset were also hurt by three penalties for pass interference for a total of 74 yards, helping Detroit score both of its TDs.

Chicago (3-10) has lost four of five, playing a lot of young players in place of banged-up veterans.

''Eventually, this is going to help us,'' Bears coach John Fox said. ''And this experience will help those individual players.''

UNDER CENTER

Barkley , in the first road start of his career, perfectly led Cameron Meredith on a 31-yard TD to pull the Bears within three late in the third quarter. He completed 20 of 32 passes for 212 yards.

''There's no issue of effort or wanting to win,'' Barkley said. ''You can really see the fire and the drive is there.''

Stafford was picked off twice after he threw only one interception the previous eight games. Demontre Hurst intercepted Stafford's pass in Chicago's end zone after it ricocheted off teammate Bryce Callahan and receiver Golden Tate early in the fourth quarter. Cre'Von LeBlanc returned an interception 24 yards midway through the fourth to put Chicago up 17-13.

Stafford finished 21 of 35 for 223 yards with a TD. Stafford said he hurt his finger, which he expected to be X-rayed, in the first quarter when his hand collided with linebacker Leonard Floyd.

''I don't think he's going to let a finger stop him,'' Boldin said.

STREAKING

Detroit has matched its longest winning streak since starting 5-0 in 2011, and its best nine-game stretch since winning eight of the last nine games in 1995. The Lions have given up 20 or fewer points in seven straight games in one season for the first time since 1961.

MILESTONE

Stafford threw a tiebreaking, 16-yard TD pass to Boldin with 19 seconds left in the first half. It was the 1,063 reception of Boldin's career, moving him past Andre Johnson for 10th place on the NFL's all-time list. The 14-year veteran has helped Detroit overcome the retirement of star receiver Calvin Johnson.

INJURIES

Bears: Receivers Eddie Royal (toe) and Marquess Wilson (groin) were inactive due to injuries, taking two more players away from a depleted team. Cornerback Tracy Porter (illness) and defensive lineman Eddie Goldman (ankle) left the game with ailments.

Lions: Running back Theo Riddick was inactive with a wrist injury and was replaced in the starting lineup by rookie Dwayne Washington, who had season highs with 16 carries and 64 yards rushing. Linebacker DeAndre Levy was active for the first time since Week 1, returning from a knee injury. Defensive end Ezekiel Ansah left the game in the second quarter with an injured right shoulder, but returned to play in the second half.

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Key Players
M. Barkley 12 QB
212 PaYds, PaTD
14
FPTS
M. Stafford 9 QB
223 PaYds, PaTD, 2 INTs, 15 RuYds, RuTD
17
FPTS
Scoring Summary
4th Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Point After TD 3:17
M.Prater extra point is GOOD, Center-D.Muhlbach, Holder-S.Martin.
plays
yds
pos
17
20
Touchdown 3:17
M.Stafford scrambles right tackle for 7 yards, TOUCHDOWN.
7
plays
76
yds
3:50
pos
17
19
Point After TD 7:07
C.Barth extra point is GOOD, Center-P.Scales, Holder-P.O'Donnell.
plays
yds
pos
17
13
Touchdown 7:07
M.Stafford pass short right intended for A.Boldin INTERCEPTED by C.LeBlanc at DET 24. C.LeBlanc for 24 yards, TOUCHDOWN.
0
plays
0
yds
0:00
pos
16
13
3rd Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Point After TD 3:19
C.Barth extra point is GOOD, Center-P.Scales, Holder-P.O'Donnell.
plays
yds
pos
10
13
Touchdown 3:19
M.Barkley pass deep right to C.Meredith for 31 yards, TOUCHDOWN.
4
plays
75
yds
2:16
pos
9
13
Field Goal 5:35
M.Prater 54 yard field goal is GOOD, Center-D.Muhlbach, Holder-S.Martin.
10
plays
44
yds
6:04
pos
3
13
2nd Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Point After TD 0:19
M.Prater extra point is GOOD, Center-D.Muhlbach, Holder-S.Martin.
plays
yds
pos
3
10
Touchdown 0:19
M.Stafford pass short right to A.Boldin for 16 yards, TOUCHDOWN.
10
plays
81
yds
2:07
pos
3
9
Field Goal 4:17
M.Prater 29 yard field goal is GOOD, Center-D.Muhlbach, Holder-S.Martin.
12
plays
74
yds
6:58
pos
3
3
1st Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Field Goal 1:27
C.Barth 38 yard field goal is GOOD, Center-P.Scales, Holder-P.O'Donnell.
12
plays
60
yds
7:17
pos
3
0
Team Stats
Time of Pos 25:43 34:17
1st Downs 16 25
Rushing 5 7
Passing 10 13
Penalty 1 5
3rd Down Conv 4-10 6-12
4th Down Conv 0-1 0-0
Total Net Yards 296 323
Total Plays 50 66
Avg Gain 5.9 4.9
Net Yards Rushing 92 114
Rush Attempts 17 28
Avg Rush Yards 5.4 4.1
Net Yards Passing 204 209
Comp. - Att. 20-32 21-35
Yards Per Pass 6.4 6.0
Sacked - Yards Lost 1-8 3-14
Penalties - Yards 11-139 7-55
Touchdowns 2 2
Rushing TDs 0 1
Passing TDs 1 1
Other 1 0
Turnovers 0 2
Fumbles - Lost 0-0 0-0
Int. Thrown 0 2
Punts - Avg 4-47.0 2-51.0
Return Yards 68 56
Punts - Returns 0-0 1-7
Kickoffs - Returns 2-44 2-49
Int. - Returns 2-24 0-0
Kicking 3/3 4/4
Extra Points 2/2 2/2
Field Goals 1/1 2/2
Red Zone Eff. 0-1 -0% 2-4 -50%
Goal to Go Eff. 0-0 -0% 2-2 -100%
Safeties 0 0
1234T
Bears 3-10 307717
Lions 9-4 0103720
204 PASS YDS 209
92 RUSH YDS 114
296 TOTAL YDS 323
Passing CP/ATT YDS TD INT FPTS
M. Barkley 12 QB
14
FPTS
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
62.5% 212 1 0 92.2
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
54.6% 801 4 4 72.8
M. Barkley 20/32 212 1 0 14
Rushing ATT YDS TD LG FPTS
J. Howard 24 RB
10
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
13 86 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
194 969 5
J. Howard 13 86 0 31 10
J. Langford 33 RB
0
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
3 4 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
44 151 3
J. Langford 3 4 0 3 0
K. Carey 25 RB
0
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
1 2 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
31 125 0
K. Carey 1 2 0 2 0
Receiving TAR REC YDS TD LG FPTS
C. Meredith 81 WR
13
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
8 6 72 1
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 44 588 3
C. Meredith 8 6 72 1 31 13
J. Bellamy 11 WR
4
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
7 3 45 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 17 261 0
J. Bellamy 7 3 45 0 23 4
D. Brown 85 TE
4
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
6 6 42 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 11 79 1
D. Brown 6 6 42 0 11 4
D. Thompson 14 WR
2
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
4 2 28 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 11 105 1
D. Thompson 4 2 28 0 24 2
J. Howard 24 RB
10
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
5 2 24 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 24 266 1
J. Howard 5 2 24 0 19 10
J. Langford 33 RB
0
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
1 1 1 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 14 79 0
J. Langford 1 1 1 0 1 0
D. Braverman 83 WR
0
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
1 0 0 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 0 0 0
D. Braverman 1 0 0 0 0 0
Defense T-A SACK INT FF
H. Jones-Quartey 29 SS
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
6-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
52-12 1 0.0
H. Jones-Quartey 6-0 0.0 0 0
J. Timu 53 ILB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
9-3 0 0.0
J. Timu 4-2 0.0 0 0
A. Hicks 96 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-2 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
30-15 0 7.0
A. Hicks 4-2 1.0 0 0
B. Callahan 37 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
31-1 0 0.0
B. Callahan 4-0 0.0 0 0
N. Kwiatkoski 44 ILB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-4 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
20-8 0 1.0
N. Kwiatkoski 4-4 1.0 0 0
M. Unrein 98 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-2 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
10-12 0 1.0
M. Unrein 3-2 1.0 0 0
T. Porter 21 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
38-3 2 0.0
T. Porter 3-0 0.0 0 0
A. Amos 38 FS
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
49-7 0 0.0
A. Amos 2-1 0.0 0 0
C. LeBlanc 22 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-2 1 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
31-4 1 0.0
C. LeBlanc 2-2 0.0 1 0
D. Bush 26 SS
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
11-4 0 0.0
D. Bush 2-0 0.0 0 0
L. Floyd 94 OLB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
22-10 0 7.0
L. Floyd 2-1 0.0 0 0
J. Anderson 58 OLB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
4-2 0 0.0
J. Anderson 2-0 0.0 0 0
J. Bullard 74 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
12-3 0 1.0
J. Bullard 1-0 0.0 0 0
D. Hall 32 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
4-2 1 0.0
D. Hall 1-1 0.0 0 0
C. Washington 90 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
12-6 0 2.0
C. Washington 1-1 0.0 0 0
S. McManis 27 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
13-1 0 0.0
S. McManis 1-0 0.0 0 0
W. Young 97 OLB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
20-12 0 7.5
W. Young 1-0 0.0 0 0
D. Hurst 30 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-0 1 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
6-0 1 0.0
D. Hurst 0-0 0.0 1 0
P. McPhee 92 OLB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
7-3 0 2.0
P. McPhee 0-2 0.0 0 0
E. Goldman 91 NT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
12-6 0 2.5
E. Goldman 0-1 0.0 0 0
Kicking FG LG XP PTS
C. Barth 4 K
0
FPTS
IN-GAME FG XP
1/1 2/2
SEASON FG XP
15/19 24/25
C. Barth 1/1 38 2/2 5
Punting NO AVG IN20 LG
P. O'Donnell 16 P
IN-GAME NO AVG IN20
4 47.0 2
SEASON NO AVG IN20
62 43.7 22
P. O'Donnell 4 47.0 2 52
Kickoff Returns NO AVG LG TD
D. Thompson 14 WR
2
FPTS
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
2 22.0 26 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
26 21.7 40 0
D. Thompson 2 22.0 26 0
Punt Returns NO AVG LG TD
Passing CP/ATT YDS TD INT FPTS
M. Stafford 9 QB
17
FPTS
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
60% 223 1 2 64.3
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
66.7% 3447 22 7 97.8
M. Stafford 21/35 223 1 2 17
Rushing ATT YDS TD LG FPTS
D. Washington 36 RB
7
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
16 64 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
69 212 1
D. Washington 16 64 0 12 7
Z. Zenner 34 FB
3
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
7 36 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
53 186 1
Z. Zenner 7 36 0 13 3
M. Stafford 9 QB
17
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
4 15 1
SEASON ATT YDS TD
34 193 1
M. Stafford 4 15 1 7 17
G. Tate 15 WR
5
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
1 -1 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
9 -3 0
G. Tate 1 -1 0 -1 5
Receiving TAR REC YDS TD LG FPTS
M. Jones 11 WR
6
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
5 4 67 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 46 797 4
M. Jones 5 4 67 0 48 6
G. Tate 15 WR
5
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
11 6 58 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 71 820 3
G. Tate 11 6 58 0 14 5
A. Boldin 80 WR
10
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
6 3 49 1
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 55 481 7
A. Boldin 6 3 49 1 23 10
E. Ebron 85 TE
3
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
5 4 32 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 43 521 1
E. Ebron 5 4 32 0 14 3
D. Washington 36 RB
7
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
2 1 10 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 7 49 0
D. Washington 2 1 10 0 10 7
Z. Zenner 34 FB
3
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
2 2 9 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 8 78 0
Z. Zenner 2 2 9 0 5 3
A. Roberts 12 WR
0
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
2 0 0 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 13 174 1
A. Roberts 2 0 0 0 0 0
J. Bell 44 RB
0
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
1 1 -2 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 1 -2 0
J. Bell 1 1 -2 0 -2 0
Defense T-A SACK INT FF
T. Wilson 32 SS
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
5-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
57-8 2 0.0
T. Wilson 5-0 0.0 0 0
T. Whitehead 59 MLB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
5-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
79-28 0 0.0
T. Whitehead 5-1 0.0 0 0
J. Bynes 57 OLB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
5-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
21-6 0 0.0
J. Bynes 5-1 0.0 0 0
D. Levy 54 OLB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
4-4 0 0.0
D. Levy 3-1 0.0 0 0
N. Lawson 24 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
40-9 0 0.0
N. Lawson 2-2 0.0 0 0
R. Bush 31 SS
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
29-17 2 1.0
R. Bush 2-0 0.0 0 0
A. Jackson 30 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
A. Jackson 2-0 0.0 0 0
D. Slay 23 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
34-1 2 1.0
D. Slay 2-1 0.0 0 0
K. Hyder 61 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
22-6 0 8.0
K. Hyder 2-0 1.0 0 0
A. Robinson 91 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
16-5 0 2.0
A. Robinson 2-0 0.0 0 0
A. Barnes 38 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
6-1 0 0.0
A. Barnes 2-0 0.0 0 0
E. Ansah 94 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
14-6 0 0.0
E. Ansah 1-1 0.0 0 0
D. Taylor 98 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
20-6 0 4.5
D. Taylor 1-0 0.0 0 0
H. Ngata 92 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
9-7 0 1.5
H. Ngata 1-0 0.0 0 0
B. Copeland 51 OLB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
10-4 0 0.0
B. Copeland 1-0 0.0 0 0
D. Carey 26 SS
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
7-1 0 0.0
D. Carey 1-0 0.0 0 0
T. Walker 93 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
12-9 0 0.0
T. Walker 0-1 0.0 0 0
Kicking FG LG XP PTS
M. Prater 5 K
0
FPTS
IN-GAME FG XP
2/2 2/2
SEASON FG XP
28/31 25/27
M. Prater 2/2 54 2/2 8
Punting NO AVG IN20 LG
S. Martin 6 P
IN-GAME NO AVG IN20
2 51.0 1
SEASON NO AVG IN20
48 48.7 18
S. Martin 2 51.0 1 57
Kickoff Returns NO AVG LG TD
A. Roberts 12 WR
0
FPTS
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
2 24.5 26 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
26 22.3 42 0
A. Roberts 2 24.5 26 0
Punt Returns NO AVG LG TD
A. Roberts 12 WR
0
FPTS
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
1 7.0 7 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
15 14.1 85 2
A. Roberts 1 7.0 7 0
1st POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
8:44 CHI 20 7:17 12 60 FG
2nd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
14:16 CHI 4 3:01 6 34 Punt
4:17 CHI 25 1:51 3 6 Punt
0:19 CHI 25 0:19 1 7 Half
3rd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
15:00 CHI 19 3:21 4 29 Punt
5:35 CHI 25 2:16 4 75 TD
4th POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
12:36 CHI 20 4:34 9 29 Punt
3:17 CHI 25 3:04 12 31 Downs
1st POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
15:00 DET 22 6:16 9 33 Punt
1:27 DET 25 2:11 5 14 Punt
2nd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
11:15 DET 15 6:58 12 74 FG
2:26 DET 19 2:07 10 81 TD
3rd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
11:39 DET 20 6:04 10 44 FG
3:19 DET 25 5:43 11 66 INT
4th POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
8:02 DET 9 0:55 3 5 INT
7:07 DET 24 3:50 7 76 TD
0:13 DET 44 0:13 1 -1 Game