Bush marks return with strong performance.
The Detroit Lions inflicted a first loss of the season on the Chicago Bears, sealing a 40-32 win at Ford Field on Sunday night.
Reggie Bush returned after missing a game with a knee injury, and delivered a 37-yard touchdown which helped Detroit score 27 points in the second quarter as he also added 173 yards of offense.
As a result of their victory, the Lions move level with the Bears at the top of the NFC North, with the visitors falling to their first defeat of the season.
Much of the damage was done with the hosts scoring 24 straight points including three touchdowns in the space of three minutes and 26 seconds, after Matt Forte’s 53-yard touchdown had given Chicago an early 10-6 lead in the second quarter.
Bears quarterback Jay Cutler had four turnovers, but threw a pair of touchdown passes and 2-point conversions in the final four minutes of the game to leave Chicago within eight points.
However, despite their late efforts to rescue something from the game it wasn’t to be as head coach Marc Trestman was denied a 4-0 start to his first season in charge.
Cutler ended the game 27 of 47 for 317 yards, and it was felt that his early troubles which included three sacks ensured that he was unable to help the Bears fully wipe out the deficit.
The Bears will now hope to bounce back next weekend when they take on the New Orleans Saints at Soldier Field, while the Lions will be eager to continue their winning run when they face the Green Bay Packers.