Stafford, Johnson lead Lions over Bears 24-20
CHICAGO (AP) — Matthew Stafford threw for 298 yards and three touchdowns, Calvin Johnson had 137 yards receiving, and the Lions beat the Chicago Bears 24-20 in what could be coach Jim Caldwell’s final game on Sunday.
Detroit (7-9) avoided a last-place finish in the NFC North with its sixth win in eight games. Whether the Lions bring back Caldwell for a third season remains to be seen.
He led them to a rare playoff appearance last year, but a 1-7 start put his future in doubt.
Caldwell survived a midseason purge that saw offensive coordinator Joe Lombardi get fired and ownership drop the ax on president Tom Lewand and general manager Martin Mayhew the following week.
The Lions intercepted Jay Cutler three times.