>>Lions Stay Unbeaten With Monday Night Win Over Bears
(Detroit, MI) -- Jahvid Best rumbled for 163 yards on 12 carries with a touchdown to lead the unbeaten Lions in a 24-13 victory over the Bears on "Monday Night Football" at Ford Field. Jay Cutler finished 28-of-38 for 249 yards with a touchdown toss to Kellen Davis for Chicago in defeat. Matt Forte had 122 yards on 22 touches for the Bears, who have dropped three of their last four games to fall to 2-and-3 on the season. Quarterback Matthew Stafford completed 19 of 26 passes for 219 yards, two touchdowns and one interception, Calvin Johnson had five receptions for 130 yards, including a touchdown, and Jahvid Best rushed 12 times for 163 yards and a TD. DeAndre Levy led the defense with 12 tackles, while Cliff Avril, Lawrence Jackson and Willie Young each had a sack, while rookie defensive tackle Nick Fairley made his NFL debut after missing the first four games of the year with a broken foot. Lions kicker Jason Hanson, who converted three extra points and hit a 31-yard field goal became the first player in NFL history to play 300 games with the same team. The Bears host the Minnesota Vikings at Solider Field in Week Six action on "Sunday Night Football."
>>Illini Rises In Recent Rankings
(Undated) -- The Illinois Fighting Illini have risen one spot in the latest "USA Today" Top-25 College Football Poll. The Illini climbed from 16th in the nation to number-15 after Saturday's 41-20 win over Indiana to improve to a perfect 6-and-0 overall and 2-and-0 in Big Ten action. Off to their best start since 1951, the Fighting Illini have all the makings of a serious contender in the Big Ten this year. Illinois hosts Ohio State this weekend.
>> Illini's Wilson Receives Big Ten Honor
Illinois cornerback Tavon Wilson has been named the Big Ten's Defensive Player of the Week.
Wilson earned the honor Monday after returning a fumble 66 yards for a touchdown in Illinois' 41-20 win at Indiana on Saturday.
The senior also logged a team-high 11 tackles to help Illinois keep its record perfect at 6-0.
The Illini have been collecting Big Ten Player of the Week honors all season.
Last week, Illinois wide receiver A.J. Jenkins was 1 of 2 Big Ten Offensive Players of the Week. And the week before, kicker Derek Dimke was Special Teams Player of the Week and running back Donovonn Young was the Big Ten's Freshman of the Week.