NFL: Detroit 24, Chicago 13

Oct. 11, 2011 at 12:18 AM
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DETROIT, Oct. 11 (UPI) -- Jahvid Best gained 163 rushing yards Monday, including an 88-yard TD dash, and Detroit posted its first 5-0 start in 55 years with a 24-13 win over Chicago.

Best's third-quarter score was the second-longest run in Lions' history and gave Detroit a 21-10 lead.

Matthew Stafford completed 19-of-26 passes for 219 yards and a pair of touchdowns while yielding an interception for the Lions (5-0), one of only two remaining undefeated teams in the NFL. The other is NFC Central rival Green Bay.

Calvin Johnson made five grabs for 130 yards, including a 73-yard scoring strike in the second quarter as the Lions continued their best start since the 1956 team, which won six straight to begin the season.

Jay Cutler went 28-of-38 through the air for 249 yards with a TD and no interceptions for Chicago (2-3), which has lost to both Green Bay and Detroit this season.

Matt Forte carried the ball 22 times for 116 yards for the Bears.

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