MX23RW : Monday, July 16 01:18:35
Oct 18, 2015 at 6pm UK at ​Ford Field
Chicago Bears
34-37
Detroit Lions
FT
3
Q1
7
Moore (9:29)
Langford (12:48)
10
Q2
14
Wright (9:17), Tate (0:53)
3
Q3
3
Jeffery (12:27), Forte (7:50)
18
Q4
10
Johnson (0:21)
0
OT
3

Half-Time Report: Detroit Lions lead Chicago Bears through controversial score

The Detroit Lions lead the Chicago Bears 21-13 at the break thanks to a controversial touchdown from Golden Tate right before the half.

The Detroit Lions have taken a 21-13 lead into the break in their NFC North showdown against the Chicago Bears as a controversial touchdown puts them ahead right before the whistle.

Lance Moore #16 of the Detroit Lions celebrates a first quarter touchdown against the Chicago Bears at Ford Field on October 18, 2015© Getty Images

The Lions were able to move the ball on their opening possession of the match when Matt Stafford got into a rhythm, completing three of his four passes, before launching the ball to the endzone for Lance Moore to make a 20-yard catch for a touchdown.

John Fox's men got on the scoreboard when Jay Cutler moved his offense down the field, although his strike to Martellus Bennett fell incomplete. Robbie Gould kicked a 27-yard field goal to bring his side within four points of the hosts.

The Bears took the lead when Cutler led his side on another lengthy drive downfield and running back Matt Forte pounded the offense to the goalline. Jeremy Langford then took the handoff and ran in for the one-yard touchdown.

Detroit responded and regained their advantage as Stafford was able to avoid the pass-rush after driving his side within eight yards of the endzone, and the quarterback picked out tight end Tim Wright in the corner for the score.

A field goal from Gould brought the Bears to within a point, but the Lions extended their lead in controversial circumstances just before the break.

Stafford drilled the ball to Golden Tate in the endzone, only for him to lose control after breaking the plane. The ball bounced up into the hands of Jonathan Anderson and he made the pick, but the officials overturned the ruling by handing the touchdown to the Lions.

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Jay Cutler (6) of the Chicago Bears throws the ball avoiding the attempted sack of Justin Houston (50) of the Kansas City Chiefs at Arrowhead Stadium during the game on October 11, 2015 in Kansas City, Missouri.
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