Bears escape with 19-14 win over Lions
CHICAGO – Jay Cutler had 372 yards passing and threw a late 28-yard touchdown pass to Matt Forte, and the Chicago Bears beat the Detroit Lions 19-14 in the season opener after Calvin Johnson's apparent touchdown catch was ruled an incompletion.
The controversial call came with 25 seconds left, after Johnson outjumped Chicago's Zackary Bowman for what looked like a 25-yard touchdown. He appeared to have gotten both feet down inbounds before letting the ball go, but what looked like a game-winner was ruled an incomplete pass by the officials.
That call was upheld by the replay, and after two more incompletions, the Lions walked off the field with their 21st straight road loss.