Bears snap five-game skid, beat hapless Lions

Cairo Santos kicked a 28-yard field goal as time expired and the visiting Chicago Bears edged the winless Detroit Lions 16-14 on Thursday.Andy Dalton threw for 317 yards and a touchdown, completing 24 of 39 passes with one interception. Darnell Mooney caught five passes for 123 yards for the Bears (4-7), who snapped a five-game losing streak. Cole Kmet had eight receptions for 65 yards.The Bears controlled the ball for the last 8:30, spanning 18 plays.Jared Goff completed 21 of 25 passes for 171 yards and two touchdowns for Detroit (0-10-1). Goff missed Detroit’s previous game with an oblique injury. Josh Reynolds had three receptions for 70 yards, including a 39-yard score.Lions running back D’Andre Swift suffered a shoulder injury during the second quarter and did not return. Swift had 266 rushing yards in the previous two games. He carried three times for 0 yards on Thursday.Chicago rookie quarterback Justin Fields was inactive due to a ribs injury. The team’s top wideout, Allen Robinson, was also inactive because of a hamstring strain.The Bears led 13-7 at halftime.Reynolds, who was playing in his second game with Detroit after being waived by Tennessee, beat one-on-one coverage to cap off the Lions’ first possession. Goff’s 39-yard pass was just his second touchdown toss since Oct. 3.The Bears got on the board early in the second quarter on Santos’ 28-yard field goal. The Bears needed just two plays on their next possession to take the lead.

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