After the Lions offense went three-and-out on the opening possession of the game, the Bears orchestrated a six play, 59-yards drive that culminated in a Brandon Marshall 7-yard touchdown reception to put Chicago up 7-0 early in the first quarter.
The Lions offense struggled in the first quarter as quarterback Matthew Stafford was 3-of-7 for 12 yards through the air and Mikel Leshoure had 4 carries for 22 yards for 34 total yards of offense. Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson was targeted three times but failed to catch a pass in the opening quarter.
Conversely, Matt Forte carried five times for 43 yards and seven different Chicago wide receivers had receptions in the first quarter.
The Bears had six first downs to the Lions one and held the ball for more than half of the first quarter.
Bears kicker Robbie Gould added a 39-yard field goal with 1:29 remaining in the first quarter to extend Chicago's lead to 10-0.
This story originally appeared on SBNation.com.