Bears quarterback Jay Cutler gave up the ball four times — three interceptions and a fumble. The defense let Lions running back Reggie Bush rumble for a season-high 139 yards on 18 carries.
Reggie Bush up the middle, over and over again.
The Lions scored 24 straight points in three minutes and 26 seconds in the second quarter — and piled up 16 first downs. The Lions took a 40-16 lead into the fourth quarter. The Bears battled back, closing the gap to 40-32, but time ran out and another comeback story wasn't in the script for this roadtrip to Detroit.
"I think if I play better, it's a different ballgame," Cutler said.
And what about the defense?
"We were missing tackles," linebacker James Anderson said. "We can't do that as a defense."What was the biggest factor in the Bears defeat? Offense, defense, Cutler or the coaching?