NFL: Detroit Lions made the long-awaited return on Monday night by beating Chicago Bears. Matthew Stafford threw two touchdown passes and Jahvid Best added an 88-yard scoring run in Detroit’s 24-13 victory over Chicago. The Bears looked nervous from the start by the noise level at Ford Field. They committed nine false start penalties and struggled to protect quarterback Jay Cutler.

The Lions are now 5-0 for the first time since 1956 and this was their first regular-season Monday night game in a decade. Matthew Stafford threw a 73-yard touchdown pass to Calvin Johnson in the second quarter, and Jahvid Best’s touchdown was the second-longest run in franchise history.

The Lions trailed 10-7 at halftime before two third-quarter touchdowns. Stafford put Detroit ahead with an 18-yard strike to Brandon Pettigrew, and Best’s long run padded the Lions’ advantage. Calvin Johnson’s touchdown catch was his ninth this season. In Detroit’s previous game, he became the first NFL player to catch more than one touchdown pass in each of the first four games of a season.

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