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Dre Kirkpatrick & Rey Maualuga not fined for costly penalties


Sep 8, 2013; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago Bears tight end Martellus Bennett (83) dives for and misses a pass with Cincinnati Bengals middle linebacker Rey Maualuga (58) defending during the first quarter at Soldier Field. Mandatory Credit: Dennis Wierzbicki-USA TODAY Sports

The Cincinnati Bengals played good enough to win Sunday, but mistakes and dumb penalties doomed them vs the Chicago Bears in a game they lost by a mere three points.

Cornerback Dre Kirkpatrick drew a critical 15-yard penalty for a personal foul that set up Chicago’s 58-yard field goal to close the first-half.

The worst offense though effectively iced the game. With the Bears set to punt the ball with 1:06 to go, middle linebacker Rey Maualuga, who was voted a team captain last season, threw a Bears player to the ground, drawing a penalty that let Chicago run out the clock.

While both offenses were costly concerning the outcome of the game, neither was egregious enough to cost them any game-checks:

Simple mistakes they cannot make, especially the veteran Maualga.

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