CHICAGO - The Chicago Bears generated just enough offense to complement their ferocious defense and set down the Detroit Lions in a low-scoring Monday night contest.
Brian Urlacher, Julius Peppers and Zack Bowman each recovered one of Detroit's six fumbles and the Bears improved to 5-1 by silencing the Lions 13-7. The Bears forced four turnovers to stop a Detroit team that actually outgained Chicago 340 yards to 296. D.J. Moore helped secure the victory by intercepting Matthew Stafford at the Chicago three yard line with 2:39 remaining.
The Lions never got into the end zone until the final minute. They also lost wide receiver Nate Burleson to a broken right leg.
The Bears were leading 10-0 when quarterback Jay Cutler suffered bruised ribs in the second quarter and had to leave the game. Cutler came back to start the second half and finished 16 of 31 for 150 yards and a touchdown as the Bears dropped the Lions to 2-4.
Brandon Marshall caught six passes for 81 yards and scored a touchdown on Chicago's first possession. Matt Forte ran for 96 yards to lead the Bears' ground game.
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