By Dave Hart
Lions 24, Bears 20 – The Detroit Lions closed out their season with a win over the Chicago Bears on Sunday.
Detroit closed out its season winning seven of its last nine games and finishing with a 7-9 record.
The Lions’ quarterback Matthew Stafford threw for 298 yards and three touchdowns, while Calvin Johnson caught 10 passes for 137 yards and one touchdown.
Matt Prater set a Lions record, kicking the longest field goal (59 yards) in franchise history.
The Lions were led defensively by Stephen Tulloch with eight tackles, while Tahir Whitehead, Glover Quin and James Ihedigbo each had an interception.
3rd Place in NFC North Division (4 games behind champion Minnesota)
Next Game: 2016 season.
Stats: Matthew Stafford 28/39 298 YDs 3 TDs, Calvin Johnson 10 REC 137 YDs 1 TD, Eric Ebron 5 REC 25 YDs 1 TD, Tim Wright 9 YD TD REC, Stephen Tulloch 8 Tackles, Tahir Whitehead/Glover Quin/James Ihedigbo 1 INT each, Matt Prater 1/2 FG (59 YDs) 3/3 XP.