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Jay Cutler passed to Brandon Marshall for the go-ahead touchdown in the fourth quarter, helping the Chicago Bears rally for a 24-21 victory over the sloppy Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday and giving Marc Trestman a victory in his coaching debut.
It wasn't quite the display the Bears were looking for after making some big changes in the offseason. But it was good enough.
The Bengals led by 11 in the third quarter and were up 21-17 early in the fourth when Tim Jennings jarred the ball from Mohamed Sanu following a reception and made the recovery.
Chicago took over at its 19 and got an 8-yard run from Matt Forte on fourth-and-inches at the Bengals 27 to keep the drive going. Cutler then found Marshall in the front corner of the end zone for a 19-yard touchdown, giving Chicago a 24-21 lead with 7:58 remaining.
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Fourth-and-1 from the Bengals’ 27, 8 1/2 minutes left in the game. Bengals 21, Bears 17. Traditional Bears wisdom?
Kick the field goal, of course.
Not this regime. On what Jay Cutler later referred to as a “ballsy” play call, Cutler handed off to Matt Forte. Now, I digress. Perhaps in the Lovie Smith era, the Bears would have gone for it. To please the fans, if nothing else...
The Chicago Bears rallied with two second half touchdowns, including a 19-yard Jay Cutler to Brandon Marshall laser, to edge the Cincinnati Bengals 24-21 at warm and humid Soldier Field and give Bears head coach Marc Trestman his first NFL victory. It wasn’t always pretty, but the Bears gave the sold-out Soldier Field faithful enough positives to feel good about the [...]
A few weeks ago I wrote an article titled "5 Reasons The Bears Can Win". In this article I made 5 statements of what the Bears needed to do to win this game.Jay Cutler in End Zone - Sort of.Even though QB Jay Cutler did not leap over players or score a touchdown he was able to hit his targets and get the ball in the end zone. Cutler threw for 242 yards, with 21 out of 33...
During Sunday’s Bears win over the Bengals at Soldier Field, rookie offensive linemanKyle Long took issue with Bengals’ defensive player Vontaze Burfict seemingly trying to hit Jay after he already has went to the ground sliding. Without hesitation Kyle Long hopped in the Burfict’s face and let him know that Jay is off limits for that sort of shenanigans. If that wasn’t...
Bears receiver Brandon Marshall had eight receptions, 104 yards and a touchdown on 10 targets against the Bengals Sunday in the season opener.Fantasy Spin:This is a stat line fantasy owners should get used to. Jay Cutler spread the ball around more, targeting Martellus Bennett and Matt Forte six times apiece and Alshon Jeffery eight times, but Marshall is still his top guy and a bona fide WR1.
There’s an idea floating amongst the NFL Punditocracy that Chicago Bears QB Jay Cutler could be this generation’s answer to Jeff George. It’s an interesting comparison, as Jeff George was signed by the Bears in 2004; but never took the field. He’s also a local Midwest guy- drafted #1 overall by his hometown Indianapolis Colts in 1990 out of Illinois.
Jeff George had a distinguished...
The Chicago Bears made Marc Trestman a winner in his NFL head-coaching debut Sunday rallying to beat the Cincinnati Bengals 24-21 at Soldier Field.
Brandon Marshall caught a 19-yard pass from Jay Cutler for the go-ahead touchdown with 7:58 left to play. It capped an eight-play 81-yard drive that featured a successful fourth-and-one conversion.
Matt Forte scored from a yard out...
Here are the Week Two power rankings from various sites around the web:
ESPN: #9 (Last week: #14)
Analysis, “Jay Cutler was 8-of-10 for 94 yards and a touchdown against at least five rushers Sunday against the Bengals. Cutler ranked 33rd with a 23.5 Total QBR last year against added pressure.”
NFL.com: #6 (Last week: #12)
Analysis, “Chicago survived a tough home game with...
The Chicago Bears released their first injury report of the season, and it looks like they will be at full strength to start it.
Wide receiver Earl Bennett, who had been suffering from a concussion, was not listed on the Bears report. WR Brandon Marshall, who has apparently fully recovered from a hip surgery he had during the off-season, was not listed on the report either. Kelvin...
In what was projected to be one of the closest played games on the Week 1 schedule the Chicago Bears came back from a 21-10 second half deficit to defeat the Cincinnati Bengals 24-21.Jay Cutler threw a terrible looking interception at the start of the fourth quarter but otherwise played a stellar game against a tough Cincinnati defense with 21 Completions in 33 Attempts, 242 Yards...
The Chicago Bears did plenty of good things in Sunday’s season opening win over the Cincinnati Bengals.
Of course the storyline of the game was the fact that the Bears overcame an 11 point third quarter deficit by scoring 14 unanswered points to win the game.
However, some impressive plays were made by the Bears on both sides of the ball.
The new-look Bears offensive line featured...
The concerns regarding WR Brandon Marshall’s hip were “overblown.” (ESPN Chicago)
Bengals are working out free agent OLB Michael Boley. (Adam Schefter)
S Jairus Byrd said he won’t play until his plantar fasciitis injury is 100 percent. (ESPN.com)
CB Ron Brooks will undergo surgery and miss “some time.” (Bills)
TE Dwayne Allen mentioned...