Lions remember how victory feels
DETROIT — The Lions were in big trouble before Matthew Stafford and Calvin Johnson rekindled their connection.
It was just like old times.
Stafford threw one of his four touchdown passes to Johnson and found the star receiver for a 57-yard play to set up Matt Prater's 27-yard field goal 12:31 into overtime, helping the Lions beat Chicago for their first win this season.
"It's my job to get (Johnson) the ball, and I probably wasn't doing a good enough job of that over the first five games," said Stafford, who threw for 405 yards. Detroit had been the last winless team.
Chicago's Robbie Gould kicked a 29-yard field goal as time expired in regulation, but the Bears wasted some opportunities inside the Detroit 20-yard line, settling for field goals and throwing an interception.