38th Most Memorable Chicago Bears Game since 1979
Bears 23, Lions 17: December 2, 1990
The Bears were 9-2 entering this game, the Lions 4-7. Detroit surprised in the contest when they held a 17-14 lead in the fourth quarter. The Bears rallied to tie the game at 17 and force overtime.
In overtime the Bears surprised by striking for gold instead of dinking and dunking to get into field goal range. Fleet-footed running back Neal Anderson lined up wide as a receiver, streaked down the field, and caught a 50-yard touchdown pass from Jim Harbaugh to end the game.
At 10-2 the Bears ruled the NFC. But the Bears would lose three of their last four, including a rematch to the Lions in Detroit two weeks later. They limped into the playoffs, eventually getting blown out in New York by the eventual Super Bowl champion Giants.