Chicago Bears Defeat Detroit Lions 13-7 in Monday Night Football Thriller

Tillman celebrates as the Bears defeat the Lions - David Banks

In a grueling contest that saw Jay Cutler sustain a rib injury from Ndamakong Suh, the tough Bears quarterback and a stellar defensive performance kept the Bears atop the NFC North.

In a game that caused Bears fans collective hearts to drop at one point, the Bears made a statement about their standing in the NFC at-large.

First of all, let's take another look at the play that caused fans to flashback to the second half of 2011:

Phew. Coming out of the locker room at halftime, the injury was called bruised ribs, but Cutler finished the game. He even took several sacks in the second half. We'll keep you updated on the injury if anything else comes up.

Now for some quick stats:

Quarterbacks
Jay Cutler - 16/31, 150 yds, 1TD
Matt Stafford - 28/46, 261 yds, 1TD, 1INT

Running Backs
Matt Forte - 22 car, 96 yards
Mikel Leshoure - 12 car, 63 yards
Michael Bush - 6 car 36 yards
Jay Cutler - 2 car, 35 yards

Wide Receivers
Brandon Marshall - 6 rec, 81 yds, TD
Titus Young - 6 rec, 81 yds
Ryan Broyles - 3 rec, 51 yds, TD
D. Hester - 3 rec, 38 yds

Defense

Detroit - 5 sacks (Vanden Bosch 2, Green 1, Suh 1, Durant/Tulloch 1)
Chicago - 3 sacks (Idonije 1, Peppers 1, McClellin/Paea 1)
Chicago - 1 INT (DJ Moore)

We'll be back with Notes and Scribbles tomorrow, Bears fans, but for now, this sums up the night for the Lions:

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