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Bengals fall to Bears, 24-21

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Sep 8, 2013; Chicago, IL, USA; Cincinnati Bengals tight end Tyler Eifert (center) is tackled by Chicago Bears outside linebacker Lance Briggs (left) and Chicago Bears cornerback Isaiah Frey (right) during the second quarter at Soldier Field. Mandatory Credit: Dennis Wierzbicki-USA TODAY Sports

A disaster of a start in the first-quarter had the Bengals looking very shaky to pen the 2013 NFL season. After their first offensive possession ended in an Andy Dalton interception, Jay Cutler drove the Bears to the redzone and hit Martellus Bennett for the game’s opening score.

Then, A.J. Green exploded for the next three quarters, registering over 130 yards of offense and two scores and drew another 70-yard pass-interference penalty which BenJarvus Green-Ellis converted into a score, and the Bengals held what felt like a comfortable 21-10 lead midway through the fourth-quarter.

But offensive miscues and turnovers would keep the Bears in the game, and after a redzone fumble by Mohamed Sanu, the Bears drove down the field for the game-winning score, a 19-yard TD pass to Brandon Marshall.

There was still 8 minutes left in the game, but after a Bengals 3-and-out, the Bears ran-out the clock, and a Rey Mauluga personal foul penalty with 1 minute left on 4th-down allowed the Bears to run the clock out, and dropped the Bengals to 0-1. We’ll have aa full-recap up shortly.

Team Stat Comparison

CIN

CHI

1st Downs

18

17

Passing 1st downs

12

12

Rushing 1st downs

5

4

1st downs from Penalties

1

1

3rd down efficiency

7-11

6-14

4th down efficiency

0-0

1-1

Total Plays

55

61

Total Yards

340

323

Yards per play

6.2

5.3

Total Drives

11

13

Passing

277

242

Comp – Att

26-33

21-33

Yards per pass

8.4

7.3

Interceptions thrown

2

1

Sacks – Yards Lost

1-5

0-0

Rushing

63

81

Rushing Attempts

21

28

Yards per rush

3.0

2.9

Red Zone (Made-Att)

2-2

3-3

Penalties

8-84

4-59

Turnovers

3

1

Fumbles lost

1

0

Interceptions thrown

2

1

Defensive / Special Teams TDs

0

0

Possession

28:30

31:30

Chicago Passing

C/ATT

YDS

AVG

TD

INT

SACKS

RTG

J. Cutler

21/33

242

7.3

2

1

0-0

93.2

Team

21/33

242

7.3

2

1

0-0

Cincinnati Rushing

CAR

YDS

AVG

TD

LG

B. Green-Ellis

14

25

1.8

1

10

G. Bernard

4

22

5.5

0

7

M. Jones

1

14

14.0

0

14

A. Dalton

2

2

1.0

0

3

Team

21

63

3.0

1

14

Chicago Rushing

CAR

YDS

AVG

TD

LG

M. Forte

19

50

2.6

1

9

J. Cutler

3

16

5.3

0

18

M. Bush

6

15

2.5

0

7

Team

28

81

2.9

1

18

Cincinnati Receiving

REC

YDS

AVG

TD

LG

TGTS

A. Green

9

162

18.0

2

45

13

T. Eifert

5

47

9.4

0

17

5

J. Gresham

5

35

7.0

0

12

5

M. Sanu

4

19

4.8

0

8

5

G. Bernard

1

8

8.0

0

8

2

M. Jones

1

7

7.0

0

7

2

B. Green-Ellis

1

4

4.0

0

4

1

Team

26

282

10.8

2

45

33

Chicago Receiving

REC

YDS

AVG

TD

LG

TGTS

B. Marshall

8

104

13.0

1

38

10

M. Bennett

3

49

16.3

1

30

6

A. Jeffery

5

42

8.4

0

18

8

M. Forte

4

41

10.3

0

24

6

E. Bennett

1

6

6.0

0

6

1

M. Bush

0

0

0.0

0

0

1

Team

21

242

11.5

2

38

32

Cincinnati Fumbles

FUM

LOST

REC

M. Sanu

1

1

0

A. Green

1

0

0

Team

2

1

0

Chicago Fumbles

FUM

LOST

REC

T. Jennings

0

0

1

Team

0

0

1

Cincinnati Interceptions

INT

YDS

TD

V. Burfict

1

-54

0

Team

1

-54

0

Chicago Interceptions

INT

YDS

TD

C. Tillman

2

-158

0

Team

2

-158

0

Cincinnati Defensive

TACKLES

MISC

TOT

SOLO

SACKS

TFL

PD

QB HTS

TD

V. Burfict

8

6

0

1

1

0

0

L. Hall

7

6

0

1

2

0

0

R. Maualuga

7

6

0

0

0

0

0

T. Newman

5

5

0

1

0

0

0

G. Iloka

4

3

0

0

0

0

0

M. Johnson

3

3

0

0

0

1

0

C. Dunlap

3

2

0

0

1

2

0

D. Peko

3

1

0

0

0

0

0

T. Mays

3

1

0

0

0

0

0

A. Jones

2

2

0

0

0

0

0

J. Harrison

1

1

0

0

0

0

0

R. Nelson

1

1

0

0

0

0

0

B. Thompson

1

1

0

0

0

0

0

G. Atkins

0

0

0

0

0

1

0

D. Still

0

0

0

0

1

0

0

Team

48

38

0

3

5

4

0

Chicago Defensive

TACKLES

MISC

TOT

SOLO

SACKS

TFL

PD

QB HTS

TD

T. Jennings

8

6

0

0

0

0

0

C. Tillman

7

5

0

0

2

0

0

L. Briggs

7

4

0

1

1

0

0

M. Wright

7

3

0

0

0

0

0

S. Paea

6

2

0

0

0

0

0

J. Anderson

5

3

0

0

2

0

0

I. Frey

4

3

0

0

0

0

0

S. McClellin

4

2

1

1

0

1

0

D. Williams

3

1

0

0

0

0

0

C. Wootton

2

0

0

0

0

0

0

C. Conte

1

1

0

0

0

0

0

N. Collins

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

H. Melton

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

Team

56

30

1

2

5

1

0

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