Bears start at the 30. Thomas busts one up the middle for a decent gain and the ball goes flying at the end of the play. The Lions recover. High and tight, Anthony. His second fumble of the game. End of the third quarter.
A few nice runs by Stewart has the Lions at midfield. But on third and 9, Harrington over throws Scotty Anderson. Anderson was wide open. ... Jett's punt lands at the 1 like a pitching wedge and is downed at the 2.
Thomas finds a hole and is brought down at the 9. He was really holding on to the ball there. ... Another run gets the first down. But that's about it. Two runs from Thomas get nothing and it's third and 10. The Bears get a gift as the Lions are called for encroachment. ... Third and 5 and the Bears go to Robinson, who stops short of the first-down marker and the pass is broken up. Punt, please.
Lions run Stewart a few times and get nothing. On third down Urlacher slips through the line and nails Harrington as he throws incomplete. Harrington gets up and slaps Urlacher on the back. More Favre behavior. You guessed it, another punt.
Thomas runs up the middle, Chandler throws a short pass to Shelton and Thomas runs again for the first down, staving off another punt for now. ... How long have we heard about Chandler throwing the best deep ball in the league? Let's see it. ... Instead Thomas runs twice and it's third and short. We may have another punt in our future. But first a Bears timeout. ... Third and very short from the Lions' 34 and Johnson runs for a very short gain. This will be close. We may have our punt. The chain gang comes out. This is Motown but the Lions sound people do not cue up Sam Cooke. Anyway, it's first down for the Bears. ... The Bears run twice, bringing up another third and 6. With 2:52 on the clock the Lions burn a timeout. ... Chandler rolls right and is nailed by Corey Harris on a safety blitz. Here's our punt.
Harrington comes on with 2:21 on the clock and down three. He'll start at this own 22. ... Harrington is pressured and throws it out of bounds. That should be an intentional grounding penalty. Harrington was still in the pocket. Ref say there was a receiver in the vicinity--on the bench but in the vicinity, no less. ... Harrington hits Scotty Anderson for a first down and that takes us to the two-minute warning. ... Harrington throws to Anderson again but Reggie Austin pokes it away incomplete. This will be a ref review with under two-minutes to play. Another delay. Why not? This will be reversed. It was a completion and Austin poked the ball out of bounds. There's nothing more exciting in football than a ref with his head in the replay hood. We'll be with you in about 20 minutes.
OK, as predicted it's overturned and Lions first down Lions at the Bears' 48. ... Stewart catches a short pass and takes it the 32. ... Harrington guns to Hakim at the 15. ... A short sideline pass to Anderson stops the clock with a minute remaining. ... Harrington dumps one to tight end John Owens who lumbers and fights to the 3. Not sure what's going on here now: Stewart is stopped short by an early whistle by the refs. Third down, 11 seconds left and the Lions will go for the win. The Bears call timeout. ... Harrington is pressured and Mike Green grabs ahold of Hakim for a pass interference penalty. Green saved the touchdown but it moves the ball 6 inches from the goal line with seven seconds left. Of course the Lions call for a pass play and it's broken up. With 5 seconds on the clock the Bears call their final timeout. ... The Lions line up four wide. They're going to throw it again. Unbelievable. Harrington drops back and is blindsided by Larry Whigham. But the play is dead. A false start is called on the Lions. The '89 49ers offense this ain't. ... Finally Jason Hanson comes on to try a 24-yard field goal. It's good and this brutal game goes to overtime.
Bears 20, Lions 20
The Lions pound it with Stewart all game and then run two pass plays on the goal line with the game on the line. That last sequence was about as ugly as it gets.
There are still 2 seconds on the clock, enough time for the Cal-Stanford band play. Instead the Bears just fall on the squib kick. A second on the clock and the Bears take a knee.
The way this game is going it'll end on a game-winning punt. Is that possible? Where's Heidi when you need her?
The Bears lose the toss and will kick.
Edinger's kick goes out of bounds and the Lions will start at the 40. Not a good start.
Stewart runs twice and picks up the first down at midfield. ... Stewart runs again for a couple. Seriously, did the Lions rehire Wayne Fontes for that goal-line sequence? Where was Stewart? He must feel like Barry Sanders right before Sanders retired. ... Stewart runs right, hurdles Urlacher and is brought down at the Lions' 35. Lions kicker Hanson is already warming up on the sideline. ... Green and Urlacher bring Stewart down behind the line. Big play for the Bears because that puts the Lions right on the edge of field-goal range. ... A short run is shy of the first down and here comes Hanson for a 48-yard attempt. It's good and this one's over.
Lions 23, Bears 20
The Bears lose a punt and penalty party to Detroit and fall to 2-4.
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