Originally written on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 12/30/12
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DETROIT -- Jay Cutler passed for 257 yards, including a 60-yard touchdown to Earl Bennett, and the Chicago Bears forced four turnovers as they kept their playoff hopes alive with a 26-24 win over the Detroit Lions at Ford Field on Sunday. Matt Forte rushed for 103 yards and scored a touchdown and while Olindo Mare kicked four field goals for the Bears (10-6), who needed a Green Bay victory over Minnesota later in the day to gain a wild-card berth. Calvin Johnson came up 36 yards shy of 2,000 receiving yards in a season. Johnson, who caught five passes for 72 yards, broke Jerry Rice's single-season record of 1,848 receiving yards against Atlanta last weekend. He was targeted 14 times. Matthew Stafford passed for 272 yards and three touchdowns for the Lions (4-12), who finished the season with an eight-game losing streak. Will Heller's 10-yard touchdown catch with 6:31 remaining in the third quarter pulled the Lions within 20-17. But Mikel Leshoure fumbled on Detroit's next po...
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