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Bears fall to Lions; Bulls get blown out; Hossa celebration
2022-11-14

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Snatching defeat from the jaws of victory, the Chicago Bears (3-7) fell to the Detroit Lions (3-6) 31-30 at Soldier Field on Nov. 13.

The loss happened despite another stellar performance from Chicago quarterback Justin Fields—and despite having a 14-point lead going into the fourth quarter.

After Fields and tight end Cole Kmet connected for two touchdowns in the third quarter, the Lions put up 14 points in just over a minute during the fourth quarter, tying the game at 24-24. While a 67-yard touchdown run by Fields allowed the Bears to regain the lead, kicker Cairo Santos missed the extra point. Then with 2:24 left in the game, the Lions drove downfield and running back Jamaal Williams ran for a 1-yard go-ahead TD, leading to the Bears' third consecutive loss.

Fields had 147 yards on 13 carries and two touchdowns. The second-year pro completed 12 of 20 pass attempts for 167 yards and two TDs, but threw an interception that was returned for a touchdown.

Chicago next faces the Atlanta Falcons in Georgia on Sunday, Nov. 20.

—At the United Center on Nov. 13, the Chicago Bulls (6-8) lost to the Denver Nuggets (9-4) 126-103.

Chicago never led, trailing by as much as 28 points and by double digits since midway through the second quarter.

Zach LaVine led the Bulls with 21 points, but said, "Just didn't feel like we were playing hard," according to a media release. "They were playing harder than us; that can't happen. You try to pick it up, and against good teams it's not going to work out that way all the time."

The Bulls next host the Pelicans on Wed., Nov. 16.

—The Chicago Blackhawks will celebrate and honor Marian Hossa during a special jersey retirement ceremony on Sunday, Nov. 20, against the Pittsburgh Penguins, presented by United Airlines.

Fans with tickets are encouraged to arrive early as pregame celebrations will take place in the United Center Atrium with doors opening at 2:30 p.m. Fans should also be in their seats prior to game warmups, as the on-ice ceremony will take place in the arena at 4:30 p.m. in advance of the 6 p.m. puck drop.

Hossa, a 43-year-old native of Slovakia, was elected to the Hockey Hall of Fame in 2020. He also made history, becoming the first NHL player to appear in the Stanley Cup Final three straight seasons with three different teams; he won it all with the Blackhawks in 2010.


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