The Detroit Lions' spectacular turnaround continued in the national spotlight in their last game. Now looking match their best start in 55 years, the Lions face a team that's undergoing a similar resurgence under a new coach.
Former University of Michigan star Jim Harbaugh will try to lead his San Francisco 49ers to a fourth straight victory and deal the Lions their first loss of the season Sunday at Ford Field.
Playing its first Monday night game in a decade, Detroit (5-0) pulled away in the second half for a 24-13 victory over Chicago. Jahvid Best had an 88-yard touchdown run, the second-longest in franchise history, as the Lions outscored the Bears 17-3 over the final 30 minutes for their first 5-0 start since 1956.
Detroit opened 6-0 that year, a run capped by a 17-13 victory over San Francisco.
Best finished with a career-best 163 yards and Calvin Johnson became the first player with nine touchdown catches in the first five games, scoring on a 73-yard reception in the secon...