Sep 29, 2013; Detroit, MI, USA; Detroit Lions running back Reggie Bush (21) leaps over Chicago Bears strong safety Major Wright (21) on his way to a thirty seven yard touchdown run in the second quarter at Ford Field. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports

Detroit Lions beat Chicago Bears in a shootout

If you wagered on the Detroit Lions game against the Chicago Bears on Sunday, I hope you took the over. The Lions and the Bears combined for 72 points (oh my). Even more stunning was the fact that this game went from a 3-3 game at the end of the first quarter to a 30-13 lead for the Lions at halftime. That would be 37 points scored in the second quarter for you folks scoring at home.

The player of the game was definitely Reggie Bush. The new Lions running back accounted for 173 all purpose yards and a touchdown. Cutler actually threw for more yards than his counterpart Matthew Stafford did, but the gunslinger Cutler made a reappearance as he threw 3 interceptions on the day.

Even Detroit Lions defensive tackle Nick Fairley got into the scoring action when he picked up a Cutler fumble and scored a touchdown from 4 yards out.

Detroit notches an important division win as they move into a tie for first place with the Bears in the NFC North. The Lions have another important game next week as they face Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers. Things don’t get easier for Chicago as they have to take on the currently undefeated New Orleans Saints.

Look for the Lions to stay on a roll and beat the Packers next week. I don’t think the Packers are going to be able to contain that Lions offense.

Tags: Chicago Bears Detroit Lions Jay Cutler Matthew Stafford NFL Nick Fairley Reggie Bush