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The points came from all areas -- offense, defense and special teams -- in rapid procession as Chicago trampled Joey Harrington and visiting Detroit.
The Bears intercepted Harrington a career-high five times and battered the Lions along the way.
"We were resilient this week," Bears wide receiver Muhsin Muhammad said.
After a 9-7 loss at Washington in the season opener, the Bears looked more like the playoff contender they have claimed to be since the start of training camp. The 38 points were their most since a 47-17 victory over Tampa Bay in September 1993.
Nate Vasher intercepted Harrington twice and Mike Brown returned one 41 yards for a touchdown. Brian Urlacher added two sacks.
Thomas Jones rushed for 139 yards and two touchdowns on 20 carries, and quarterback Kyle Orton was 14 of 21 for 150 yards with no interceptions.
Bobby Wade returned a punt 73 yards for a score in the second quarter and Brown added that interception return in the final minute of the half as Chicago took a 31-6 lead to the locker room.
"We did what we said we were going to do," Urlacher said. "We got in his [Harrington's] face, and we got some pressure on him and got him to throw the ball sometimes when he didn't want to. And we got some takeaways -- what we've got to do every week."
Chicago: Jones 3 run (Brien kick), 10:10.
Detroit: R.Williams 51 pass from Harrington (kick failed), 9:54.
Chicago: FG Brien 48, 6:04.
Chicago: Wade 73 punt return (Brien kick), 11:34.
Chicago: Muhammad 28 pass from Orton (Brien kick), 1:14.
Chicago: M.Brown 41 interception return (Brien kick), :57.
Chicago: Jones 16 run (Brien kick), 12:13.
LionsBearsFirst Downs 1418Total Net Yards 234336Rushes-Yards 18-2937-187Passing 205149Punt Returns 2-203-87Kickoff Returns 6-1592-67Interceptions Ret. 0-05-88Comp-Att-Int 21-43-515-22-0Sacked-Yards Lost 2-112-12Punts 4-43.34-41.8Fumbles-Lost 0-00-0Penalties-Yards 3-306-40Time Of Possession 26:4833:12 RUSHING
Detroit: Jones 8-22, P.Smith 2-11, Bryson 4-5, Drummond 1-(minus 3), Harrington 3-(minus 6).
Chicago: Jones 20-139, Benson 16-49, Blake 1-(minus 1).
Detroit: Harrington 19-37-5-196, Orlovsky 2-6-0-20.
Chicago: Orton 14-21-0-150, Blake 1-1-0-11.
Detroit: Johnson 6-32, R.Williams 5-96, C.Rogers 3-31, Pollard 2-31, Fitzsimmons 2-10, P.Smith 1-10, Jones 1-5, Bryson 1-1.
Chicago: Muhammad 6-81, Jones 2-19, Clark 2-19, Edwards 2-10, Gage 1-21, Bradley 1-9, Wade 1-2.
MISSED FIELD GOALS
Chicago: Brien 48 (WL), 36 (WR).