It wasn’t Jim Schwartz throwing an illegal challenge flag, but the Detroit Lions found another boneheaded way to lose on Thanksgiving.
Cairo Santos made the game-winning 28-yard field goal as time expired Thursday to give the Chicago Bears a 16-14 win over the Lions at Ford Field.
Santos’ kick came five plays after the Lions were penalized 5 yards on third-and-9 for taking consecutive timeouts before the Bears ran a play.
The Lions took a 14-13 lead late in the third quarter, but could not come up with a defensive stop on the final series of the game, when the Bears drove 69 yards in 18 plays and ran 8 minutes, 30 seconds off the clock.
The Lions stopped David Montgomery on a 1-yard run on the first play after the two-minute warning.