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Chase Daniel fills in, leads Bears to 23-16 win over Lions

DETROIT (AP) Chase Daniel outplayed Matthew Stafford, proving an NFL journeyman can beat one of the highest-paid players in the league.

Daniel threw a career-high two touchdowns to keep the Chicago Bears rolling with a 23-16 win over the Detroit Lions on Thursday, filling in very well for injured quarterback Mitchell Trubisky.

''You don't know when these opportunities will come,'' the 32-year-old Daniel said after making the third start of his career and first in nearly four years. ''You just have to make the most of them.''

He did.

Daniel finished 27 of 37 for 230 yards, setting career highs in each category. He threw a go-ahead, 10-yard touchdown pass to Taquan Mizzell in the second quarter and a 14-yard pass to Tarik Cohen in the fourth to give Chicago the lead again at 16-13.

It was quite a performance for Daniel, a player who has been used sparingly since the former Missouri star entered the league in 2010. He barely played for New Orleans, Kansas City, Philadelphia and Chicago, but gained respect from coaches and players for his preparation.

''Everyone in this locker room knew what he was going to do, and he didn't let us down,'' Mizzell said. ''People forget how long he's been in the NFL and how much talent he has. They talk about the number of games he's started, but the people that practice with him every day knew that he was going to give us a chance to win this game.''

And unlike Stafford, Daniel didn't make any costly mistakes.

Stafford was 28 of 38 for 236 yards with two interceptions late in the fourth, dooming Detroit's chances to win. The Lions drafted Stafford No. 1 overall in 2009 and gave him a $135 million, five-year extension last year.

The NFC North-leading Bears (8-3) sealed their fifth straight victory with Kyle Fuller's interception in the end zone with 1:07 left.

Chicago broke a 16-16 tie on Eddie Jackson's 41-yard pick-6 with six minutes remaining. The safety stepped in front of a pass in the flat intended for tight end Michael Roberts, taking advantage of the fact that Stafford didn't look at another target as he dropped back.

''Got to see (Jackson) a little better than I did,'' Stafford said.

Jackson, a 2017 fourth-round pick, has turned two of his four interceptions into scores this season and has five total touchdowns in his career.

''He's had an unbelievable season so far, one that I don't know that I've seen,'' Chicago coach Matt Nagy said.

Jackson said simply picking off passes is not enough for his team, which has scored five times off interceptions this season.

''We are always thinking about putting points on the board,'' he said. ''It is about attacking.''

The Lions drove to the Bears 11 on their last possession, but couldn't score because Stafford's pass to Roberts was picked off by Fuller.

Detroit (4-7) has lost four of five, plummeting to last place in the division.

''We're not playing good football,'' running back LeGarrette Blount said.

The Lions did start relatively well, becoming the first team to lead Chicago in a month when Blount ran for his first of two touchdowns early in the second quarter. Blount had a season-high 88 yards rushing.

The Bears, though, were able to come back and go ahead thanks to a mistake-free quarterback and their defense that leads the NFL with 29 takeaways, including 20 interceptions.

''Our defense stepped up on the last two drives with takeaways and that's why they're the best in the league,'' Daniel said.

FITTING FUN

The Bears came up with some creative ways to celebrate two touchdowns.

Cohen went down to his side just beyond the end zone, putting his hands under his head as if he was taking a nap like many Americans do on Thanksgiving. After Fuller's interception, Prince Amukamara held the football as if it was a microphone and his teammates played the role of backup dancers and fans in a nod to Motown .

''It's a fun time,'' Nagy said. ''That's who we are right now. Guys are wanting to outdance each other.''

INJURY REPORT

Bears: RB Benny Cunningham (ankle) left the game in the first half. Amukamara was evaluated on the sideline by the team's medical staff in the second half and returned.

Trubisky was inactive after being listed as doubtful with a shoulder injury. Nagy said it is a short-term injury, but he wouldn't say when the No. 2 pick overall from the 2017 draft will return.

''It's a day-to-day thing with him,'' Nagy said.

Lions: Rookie RB Kerryon Johnson (knee) and WR Marvin Jones (knee) were inactive with injuries. C Graham Glasgow left the game briefly with an injury in the fourth quarter.

UP NEXT

Bears: Visit New York Giants (3-7) on Dec. 2, giving Chicago a long break.

Lions: Host Los Angeles Rams (10-1) on Dec. 2.

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Key Players
C. Daniel 4 QB
230 PaYds, 2 PaTDs, 4 RuYds
21
FPTS
L. Blount 29 RB
88 RuYds, 2 RuTDs, 15 ReYds, REC
21
FPTS
Scoring Summary
4th Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Point After TD 6:00
C.Parkey extra point is GOOD Center-P.Scales Holder-P.O'Donnell.
plays
yds
pos
23
16
Touchdown 6:09
M.Stafford pass short left intended for M.Roberts INTERCEPTED by E.Jackson at DET 41. E.Jackson for 41 yards TOUCHDOWN.
0
plays
0
yds
0:00
pos
22
16
Field Goal 7:48
M.Prater 20 yard field goal is GOOD Center-D.Muhlbach Holder-S.Martin.
11
plays
73
yds
5:56
pos
16
16
Point After TD 13:40
C.Parkey extra point is GOOD Center-P.Scales Holder-P.O'Donnell.
plays
yds
pos
16
13
Touchdown 13:40
C.Daniel pass short right to T.Cohen for 14 yards TOUCHDOWN.
8
plays
82
yds
2:55
pos
15
13
3rd Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Missed Two Point Conversion 1:35
TWO-POINT CONVERSION ATTEMPT. M.Stafford pass to K.Golladay is incomplete. ATTEMPT FAILS.
plays
yds
pos
9
13
Touchdown 1:35
L.Blount left end for 4 yards TOUCHDOWN.
6
plays
80
yds
3:00
pos
9
13
2nd Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Missed Two Point Conversion 0:40
(Run formation) TWO-POINT CONVERSION ATTEMPT. C.Daniel pass to A.Robinson II is incomplete. ATTEMPT FAILS.
plays
yds
pos
9
7
Touchdown 0:40
C.Daniel pass short left to T.Mizzell for 10 yards TOUCHDOWN.
5
plays
65
yds
1:30
pos
9
7
Field Goal 4:03
C.Parkey 40 yard field goal is GOOD Center-P.Scales Holder-P.O'Donnell.
11
plays
53
yds
5:05
pos
3
7
Point After TD 9:03
M.Prater extra point is GOOD Center-D.Muhlbach Holder-S.Martin.
plays
yds
pos
0
7
Touchdown 9:03
L.Blount left tackle for 4 yards TOUCHDOWN.
9
plays
40
yds
5:40
pos
0
6
1st Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Team Stats
Time of Pos 27:14 32:46
1st Downs 19 17
Rushing 3 4
Passing 13 12
Penalty 3 1
3rd Down Conv 3-10 5-14
4th Down Conv 0-0 1-2
Total Net Yards 264 333
Total Plays 57 64
Avg Gain 4.6 5.2
Net Yards Rushing 38 111
Rush Attempts 15 24
Avg Rush Yards 2.5 4.6
Net Yards Passing 226 222
Comp. - Att. 28-38 28-38
Yards Per Pass 5.9 5.8
Sacked - Yards Lost 4-12 2-14
Penalties - Yards 3-20 5-54
Touchdowns 2 2
Rushing TDs 0 2
Passing TDs 2 0
Other 0 0
Turnovers 1 2
Fumbles - Lost 1-1 0-0
Int. Thrown 0 2
Punts - Avg 5-38.0 5-36.2
Return Yards 63 25
Punts - Returns 4-46 3-25
Kickoffs - Returns 1-17 0-0
Int. - Returns 2-0 0-0
Kicking 3/3 2/2
Extra Points 2/2 1/1
Field Goals 1/1 1/1
Red Zone Eff. 2-2 -100% 2-4 -50%
Goal to Go Eff. 1-1 -100% 1-1 -100%
Safeties 0 0
1234T
Bears 8-3 0901423
Lions 4-7 076316
226 PASS YDS 222
38 RUSH YDS 111
264 TOTAL YDS 333
Passing CP/ATT YDS TD INT FPTS
C. Daniel 4 QB
21
FPTS
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
73% 230 2 0 106.8
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
73% 230 2 0 106.8
C. Daniel 27/37 230 2 0 21
A. Miller 17 WR
4
FPTS
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
100% 8 0 0 100.0
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
100% 8 0 0 100.0
A. Miller 1/1 8 0 0 4
Rushing ATT YDS TD LG FPTS
T. Cohen 29 RB
11
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
3 14 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
66 285 2
T. Cohen 3 14 0 10 11
J. Howard 24 RB
1
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
7 13 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
162 536 5
J. Howard 7 13 0 4 1
T. Mizzell 33 RB
8
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
1 7 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
3 6 0
T. Mizzell 1 7 0 7 8
C. Daniel 4 QB
21
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
4 4 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
9 -1 0
C. Daniel 4 4 0 2 21
Receiving TAR REC YDS TD LG FPTS
T. Gabriel 18 WR
4
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
8 7 49 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 51 527 2
T. Gabriel 8 7 49 0 11 4
T. Cohen 29 RB
11
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
8 7 45 1
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 47 503 4
T. Cohen 8 7 45 1 14 11
A. Miller 17 WR
4
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
4 3 41 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 29 398 5
A. Miller 4 3 41 0 26 4
A. Robinson 12 WR
3
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
4 2 37 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 36 494 4
A. Robinson 4 2 37 0 29 3
T. Burton 80 TE
0
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
7 4 28 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 38 448 5
T. Burton 7 4 28 0 13 0
T. Mizzell 33 RB
8
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
3 2 21 1
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 3 26 1
T. Mizzell 3 2 21 1 11 8
C. Daniel 4 QB
21
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
1 1 8 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 1 8 0
C. Daniel 1 1 8 0 8 21
J. Bellamy 15 WR
0
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
1 1 7 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 10 83 1
J. Bellamy 1 1 7 0 7 0
J. Howard 24 RB
1
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
2 1 2 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 14 102 0
J. Howard 2 1 2 0 2 1
Defense T-A SACK INT FF
D. Trevathan 59 ILB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
7-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
54-21 1 2.0
D. Trevathan 7-1 0.0 0 0
K. Fuller 23 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
7-1 1 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
35-7 5 0.0
K. Fuller 7-1 0.0 1 0
R. Smith 58 ILB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
7-4 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
61-20 0 4.0
R. Smith 7-4 1.0 0 0
P. Amukamara 20 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
5-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
41-5 2 0.0
P. Amukamara 5-1 0.0 0 0
A. Hicks 96 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
28-11 0 4.0
A. Hicks 3-1 0.0 0 0
E. Goldman 91 NT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
22-7 0 1.0
E. Goldman 3-1 0.0 0 0
B. Nichols 98 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
16-3 0 1.0
B. Nichols 3-0 0.0 0 0
B. Callahan 37 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
36-6 2 2.0
B. Callahan 3-1 0.0 0 0
J. Iyiegbuniwe 45 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
6-0 0 0.0
J. Iyiegbuniwe 2-0 0.0 0 0
D. Bush 26 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
5-0 0 1.0
D. Bush 1-0 1.0 0 0
S. McManis 27 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
12-0 1 1.0
S. McManis 1-0 0.0 0 0
K. Mack 52 OLB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
23-5 1 8.0
K. Mack 1-0 0.0 0 0
A. Amos 38 SS
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-3 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
38-11 2 1.0
A. Amos 1-3 0.0 0 0
J. Daniels 68 G
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
J. Daniels 1-0 0.0 0 0
E. Jackson 39 FS
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-3 1 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
31-7 4 1.0
E. Jackson 0-3 0.0 1 0
R. Robertson-Harris 95 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
10-8 0 2.0
R. Robertson-Harris 0-1 0.0 0 0
J. Bullard 90 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
11-3 0 0.0
J. Bullard 0-1 0.0 0 0
L. Floyd 94 OLB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
21-8 1 1.0
L. Floyd 0-2 0.0 0 0
Kicking FG LG XP PTS
C. Parkey 1 K
5
FPTS
IN-GAME FG XP
1/1 2/2
SEASON FG XP
17/22 32/34
C. Parkey 1/1 40 2/2 5
Punting NO AVG IN20 LG
P. O'Donnell 16 P
IN-GAME NO AVG IN20
5 47.0 3
SEASON NO AVG IN20
40 44.7 18
P. O'Donnell 5 47.0 3 56
Kickoff Returns NO AVG LG TD
T. Mizzell 33 RB
8
FPTS
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
1 17.0 17 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
4 15.0 20 0
T. Mizzell 1 17.0 17 0
Punt Returns NO AVG LG TD
T. Cohen 29 RB
11
FPTS
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
4 11.5 17 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
26 12.4 42 0
T. Cohen 4 11.5 17 0
Passing CP/ATT YDS TD INT FPTS
M. Stafford 9 QB
5
FPTS
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
73.7% 236 0 2 67.4
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
67% 2841 17 10 90.8
M. Stafford 28/38 236 0 2 5
Rushing ATT YDS TD LG FPTS
L. Blount 29 RB
21
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
19 88 2
SEASON ATT YDS TD
97 271 5
L. Blount 19 88 2 27 21
T. Riddick 25 RB
5
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
2 12 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
11 42 0
T. Riddick 2 12 0 7 5
Z. Zenner 34 RB
0
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
2 9 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
3 21 0
Z. Zenner 2 9 0 8 0
B. Ellington 12 WR
2
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
1 2 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
1 2 0
B. Ellington 1 2 0 2 2
Receiving TAR REC YDS TD LG FPTS
K. Golladay 19 WR
9
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
8 5 90 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 52 804 5
K. Golladay 8 5 90 0 43 9
T. Riddick 25 RB
5
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
7 7 48 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 48 312 0
T. Riddick 7 7 48 0 18 5
B. Ellington 12 WR
2
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
7 6 28 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 20 172 1
B. Ellington 7 6 28 0 11 2
M. Roberts 80 TE
1
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
6 3 16 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 9 100 3
M. Roberts 6 3 16 0 6 1
L. Blount 29 RB
21
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
1 1 15 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 6 54 0
L. Blount 1 1 15 0 15 21
T. Jones 13 WR
1
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
1 1 15 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 8 78 0
T. Jones 1 1 15 0 15 1
N. Bellore 43 FB
1
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
2 2 12 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 3 7 0
N. Bellore 2 2 12 0 7 1
A. Jones 17 WR
0
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
3 1 4 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 1 4 0
A. Jones 3 1 4 0 4 0
L. Willson 82 TE
0
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
1 1 4 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 12 79 0
L. Willson 1 1 4 0 4 0
Z. Zenner 34 RB
0
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
1 1 4 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 1 4 0
Z. Zenner 1 1 4 0 4 0
Defense T-A SACK INT FF
G. Quin 27 FS
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
7-0 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
46-11 0 1.0
G. Quin 7-0 1.0 0 0
M. Ford 38 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
5-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
7-1 0 0.0
M. Ford 5-1 0.0 0 0
Q. Diggs 28 SS
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
5-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
43-9 1 0.0
Q. Diggs 5-0 0.0 0 0
C. Jones 52 OLB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
32-12 0 1.0
C. Jones 4-2 0.0 0 0
D. Slay 23 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
29-1 2 0.0
D. Slay 4-0 0.0 0 0
N. Lawson 24 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
30-5 0 0.0
N. Lawson 2-2 0.0 0 0
Z. Zenner 34 RB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
Z. Zenner 2-0 0.0 0 0
D. Shead 26 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
8-3 0 0.0
D. Shead 2-1 0.0 0 1
E. Ansah 94 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-1 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
7-3 0 4.0
E. Ansah 2-1 1.0 0 0
D. Harrison 98 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-1 0 1.5
SEASON T-A INT SACK
37-20 0 2.5
D. Harrison 2-1 1.5 0 0
R. Okwara 95 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-2 0 0.5
SEASON T-A INT SACK
20-9 0 5.5
R. Okwara 2-2 0.5 0 0
J. Davis 40 MLB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
50-16 0 4.0
J. Davis 1-2 0.0 0 0
D. Kennard 42 OLB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-3 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
27-12 0 6.0
D. Kennard 1-3 0.0 0 0
N. Bellore 43 FB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
5-1 0 0.0
N. Bellore 1-0 0.0 0 0
T. Walker 47 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
7-1 1 0.0
T. Walker 1-0 0.0 0 0
A. Robinson 91 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
23-8 0 0.0
A. Robinson 0-1 0.0 0 0
T. Wilson 32 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
22-6 0 0.0
T. Wilson 0-1 0.0 0 0
Kicking FG LG XP PTS
M. Prater 5 K
4
FPTS
IN-GAME FG XP
1/1 1/1
SEASON FG XP
20/23 22/22
M. Prater 1/1 20 1/1 4
Punting NO AVG IN20 LG
S. Martin 6 P
IN-GAME NO AVG IN20
5 45.4 1
SEASON NO AVG IN20
44 45.0 17
S. Martin 5 45.4 1 59
Kickoff Returns NO AVG LG TD
Punt Returns NO AVG LG TD
T. Jones 13 WR
1
FPTS
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
3 8.3 9 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
5 9.2 11 0
T. Jones 3 8.3 9 0
1st POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
13:09 CHI 28 0:59 3 6 Punt
7:41 CHI 13 4:20 6 24 Punt
2:00 CHI 37 2:17 5 23 Fumble
2nd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
9:03 CHI 25 5:05 11 53 FG
2:10 CHI 35 1:30 5 65 TD
3rd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
15:00 CHI 25 5:25 9 35 Punt
6:36 CHI 46 2:01 4 -1 Punt
1:35 CHI 18 2:55 8 82 TD
4th POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
7:44 CHI 25 1:35 3 -4 Punt
1:07 CHI 20 1:07 4 10 Game
1st POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
15:00 DET 25 1:51 3 8 Punt
12:10 DET 18 4:29 8 35 Punt
3:21 DET 16 1:21 3 9 Punt
2nd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
14:43 CHI 40 5:40 9 40 TD
3:58 DET 25 1:48 3 -5 Punt
0:40 DET 25 0:40 5 13 Downs
3rd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
9:35 DET 18 2:59 6 11 Punt
4:35 DET 20 3:00 6 80 TD
4th POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
13:40 DET 25 5:56 11 73 FG
6:09 DET 41 0:09 1 0 INT
6:00 DET 25 4:53 10 64 INT