Live updates: Lions take 7-0 lead on Bears with Goff’s TD pass to Reynolds

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Follow along for live updates from Detroit News contributor Nolan Bianchi.

Chicago takes over at its own 17, trailing 7-0.

Darnell Mooney moves the chains with an 11-yard reception on second down, and two plays later, Andy Dalton hits Jakeem Grant for a 13-yard gain to bring up first-and-10 at the 41.

Andy Dalton throws the ball away and the Bears’ second-down run goes for no gain, bringing up third-and-10. Cole Kmet goes down short of the sticks, and Chicago will punt on fourth-and-2.

Pat O’Donnell’s punt is downed at the 4.

Lions 7, Bears 0 (5:17 1st)

The Lions have won the coin toss and elect to defer. They’ll start on defense.

The Bears take over at the 20. A quick pass and 7-yard run by David Montgomery gives Chicago a new set of downs at the 30.

Montgomery rushes for 2 before Andy Dalton’s second-down pass is deflected by Alex Anzalone, bringing up third-and-8: Will Harris breaks up Dalton’s third-down throw near the sideline.

Kalif Raymond returns the punt to Detroit’s 31.

Lions 0, Bears 0 (12:42 1st)

After the punt, it’s first-and-10 for Detroit at the 31. Jared Goff is at quarterback.

It’s quickly first-and-5 after a neutral zone infraction. A first-down pass goes for no gain, and D’Andre Swift fumbles the second-down reception, but the Chicago defender who picked it up was out of bounds. It’ll be third-and-1, where Goff goes back to Swift for a gain of 6 that moves the chains.

Goff’s next throw is on a line to Josh Reynolds for a pickup of 16 yards to the Chicago 39. First-and-10.

Jamaal Williams gains 4, Swift loses 4, and it’s third-and-10. Goff places a perfect throw over the shoulder of Reynolds on third-and-10, and that goes for a 39-yard Detroit Lions touchdown. 

Lions 7, Bears 0 (9:26 1st)

The Detroit Lions and Chicago Bears won’t have a lot on the line Thursday — the teams have a combined three victories in 20 tries this season — but for the home team, a victory would end some ugly skids.

The Lions (0-9-1), of course, are seeking their first victory of the season, as the NFL’s lone winless team. They’re also seeking their first Turkey Day win since 2016, having lost four in a row.

A win also would earn the Lions a season split with the Bears, who won the first meeting, 24-14, on Oct. 3 in Chicago.

Bears at Lions

Kickoff: 12:30 p.m. Thursday, Ford Field, Detroit

TV/radio: FOX/97.1 FM

Records: Lions 0-9-1, Bears 3-7

Line: Bears by 3½

Series: Bears lead 103-75-5 (Last: Oct. 3, 2021 — (at) Bears 24, Lions 14)

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