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    Bears O: The OL had some really strong showings and some really bad ones also. No sacks that I can remember, but Forte didn't have a lot of room at times. Forte did have a good game though, tell me again how he cannot run on short/goalline plays or between the tackles. For all those that always gave a pass for Cutler b/c of the OL but not Forte, you are see what he can do w/a decent OL. MBennett and Jeffery started w/drops but made up for them big time. Marshal not the focal point, but still a beast. Jay had a pretty good game, outside of that awful pass that was int'd.

    Bears D, again has times where it seems like they cannot get a turn over they also cannot get a stop, it seemed like 3rd and impossible were easy for Cincy to make. Tillman and Jennings doing exactly what they were doing last year, and how nice is that. The front 4 struggled to get pressure until the 4th qtr though.

    Bears ST: Gould hits his best ever 58yr fg in a very tough Chicago. Hester looks better then he has in awhile, and outside of one long play, which was called back, Cincy was held quite.

    Bears coaches. I cannot remember a ton of OL flags hell I think they only had 4-5 penalties all day how nice is that?


    Cincy O: Dalton might not be great, but he's more then good enough, and he has plenty of weapons to save himself, but sloppiness cost them.

    Cincy D: they are legit and the fact that the Bears scored so well against them is impressive.

    Cincy ST: nothing impressive or bad here.

    Cincy coaching: You cost your team dearly, how the hell do you waste 2 TO's back to back b/c of 10 men and then 12 mena on the field? Your team undisiciplined and it cost you a win.
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    btw, congrats to Trestman for his first NFL win as a HC, his entire team played a very good game against a very impressive team w/an established HC and O/D system.
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    From ESPN:

    Rapid reaction: Bears 24, Bengals 21
    September, 8, 2013
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    By Michael C. Wright | ESPNChicago.com

    CHICAGO -- Here are a few quick-hitting thoughts on Chicago’s 24-21 win over the Cincinnati Bengals.

    What it means: With the Bears behind 21-17, Jay Cutler engineered an eight-play, 81-yard drive and hit Brandon Marshall for the go-ahead 19-yard touchdown. Cutler completed 3 of 4 for 62 yards, and scrambled for an 18-yard gain. That drive should give Cutler’s teammates confidence in his ability to lead in crunch time, while giving the quarterback belief Marc Trestman’s offense.

    Record-setting Gould: Robbie Gould blasted a team-record 58-yard field goal with 13 seconds remaining in the first half, which is precisely what a kicker should be doing in a contract year. Gould’s previous best kick was a 57-yarder hit in 2011.

    Dating back to 2010, Gould has made 11-consecutive field goals attempts from 50-plus yards. Gould is now 14 of 18 on field goals of 50-plus yards.

    In the final year of his contract, Gould expressed disappointment at training camp about the team’s decision to not sign players to extensions during the season.

    Pressure please? The Bengals converted 70 percent of third downs through the first three quarters, as Andy Dalton tossed a pair of touchdown passes. The one missing stat came from Chicago’s side, and showed exactly why the Bengals experienced so much success on offense.

    The Bears simply failed to pressure Dalton, who despite throwing two interceptions, finished the first three quarters with a passer rating of 97.2. Chicago didn’t register a single hit on the quarterback in the first three quarters, as Dalton carved up the secondary for 257 yards on 23-of-29 passing.

    But the Bears delivered with the game on the line as they held on to a 24-21 lead with 7:58 left to play.

    Shea McClellin dropped Dalton for a 5-yard loss, which basically short circuited Cincinnati’s potential comeback drive in the fourth quarter.

    Gutsy effort by Tillman: Cornerback Charles Tillman picked off two passes, but experienced an up-and-down day against A.J. Green, who finished the game with a pair of touchdown receptions. Not only did Tillman struggle at times against Green, the cornerback suffered from dehydration.

    Tillman vomited at least twice on the sideline prior to the leaving the game late in the second quarter. Tillman re-entered after halftime, and played the rest of the way.

    What’s next: The Bears will take a couple days off before returning to Halas Hall to beginpreparations Wednesday for the matchup against NFC North foe Minnesota.
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    solid finish for the D today after a pretty ugly first 3 quarters.
    #18 is a force.
    Despite the 2 great picks, I think Peanut probably wasn't happy with his game but that was probably one of the toughest match-ups he's gonna see this year.
    I think 18 would've gone for over 200 today against anybody else. Bengals are gonna have a good year.

    Pass rush has gotta get better.
    Gotta believe the running game will do better starting next week, Bengal front was stout.

    Happy time. Have a good one y'all.
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    Off the top of the battered noggin:

    OL - Amazing job especially with, I believe, 0 penalties/no false starts. If I'm mistaken, not by much.

    Bennett - Made me crazy early, made me crazy happy late...

    Cutler - 1 WTF moment but contained the rest...

    Bush (late) - Who doesn't love some Bush?

    DL - I guess pressure better late than never...

    D - Sloppy tackling...WTF

    Peanut - Got greedy for an INT early but a great argument on if there is a God...

    Jennings - Hate him, love him, hate him, love him...

    Marshall - Thank you , Mrs. Marshall....

    Gould - Precious commodity...

    Trestman - Some of us knew you weren't a rookie...

    Tucker - Adjustments slow in coming but when it counted, you delivered...

    #54 - We knew we'd miss you & at times it was painfully obvious especially on the reads...
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    from windycity gridiron:

    Chicago Bears vs Cincinnati Bengals: Bears win 24-21
    By Dane Noble@WindyCGridiron on Sep 8 2013, 3:09p 18

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    Game one is in the books, and the Chicago Bears start the season at 1-0.

    There are a lot of new things related to the Chicago Bears... Head coach, offensive coordinator, defensive coordinator, offensive line, linebackers. Even the general manager is only in his second season.

    Bumps and hiccups could be expected, but for the most part, the team looked pretty fluid. Marc Trestman got plays called into Jay Cutler pretty quickly, and the offense seemed to be working at a faster pace, and with more crispness, than Bears fans are used to seeing.

    Pass rush was lacking on defense, but much of that could be attributed to the quick release of Bengals QB Andy Dalton. His chemistry with WR A.J. Green is not something the Bears are likely to see more than a handful of times this season, but definitely something worth keeping an eye on moving forward.

    Overall, the team looked good against a solid Bengals squad, and Bears fans have plenty to look forward to in coming weeks.

    QUICK STATS

    Jay Cutler: 21/33, 242 yds, 2 TD, 1 INT

    Matt Forte: 19 rushes, 50 yds, 1 TD

    Brandon Marshall: 8 rec, 104 yds, 1 TD

    Alshon Jeffery: 5 rec, 42 yds

    Martellus Bennett: 3 rec, 49 yds, 1 TD

    Earl Bennett: 1 rec, 6 yds

    Andy Dalton: 26/33 yds, 282 yds, 2 TD, 2 INT

    BenJarvus Green-Ellis: 14 rushes, 25 yds, 1 TD

    A.J. Green: 9 rec, 162 yds, 2 TD

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    That's it for our quick recap, and we will have more in-depth analysis tomorrow. For now, what were you pleased with, and what do you hope to see improve?

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    From the Trib:

    Bears rally for 24-21 victory over Bengals

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    • 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 with 3:22 left in the third period as the Bears pulled to within 21-17.The Bears defense had its hands full all day with A.J. Green, who caught two first-half touchdown passes and drew a pass interference penalty on the first drive of the third quarter that set up a Benjarvus Green-Ellis 5-yard TD run for a 21-10 Bengals lead.

      Charles Tillman commited the penalty that covered 34 yards as the Bengals marched 80 yards in 12 plays.

      After Green scored his second touchdown of the day on a 45-yard pass from Andy Dalton to give the Bengals a 14-7 lead with 3:01 left before halftime, Robbie Gould nailed acareer-best and team-record 58-yard field goal to make it 14-10 at intermission.

      Green also scored on a 2-yard TD poss from Dalton with 2:38 remaining in the first quarter. It capped an impressive nine-play, 97-yard drive.

      The Bears had drawn first blood, as quarterback Cutler hit new tight end Martellus Bennett on an eight-yard touchdown pass for a 7-0 lead with just under 10 minutes to play in the first quarter. The touchdown call stood after a review.

      The seven-play, 36-yard scoring drive was set up by a Charles Tillman interception of a Dalton pass.

      Cutler completed 10 of 19 passes for 70 yards and one TD in the first half. He had a passer rating of 78.8. Forte had 27 yards rushing on 11 carries (2.5 average).

      The Bengals had 245 total yards; the Bears had 97.

      Marc Trestman made his debut as an NFL head coach with the Bears after serving in that capacity with the Montreal Alouettes in the Canadian Football League for five years. Trestman’s extensive resume as an NFL assistant coach and mentor for quarterbacks encouraged Bears general manager Phil Emery to hire him to replace Smith.

      The Bears entered the game with a 17-3 record in home-openers over the last 20 years.

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      Copyright © 2013 Chicago Tribune Company, LLC
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    from 670 the score's site:

    Cutler, Marshall Lead Bears Over Bengals 24-21
    September 8, 2013 3:12 PM
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    Brandon Marshall #15 of the Chicago Bears catches a pass and is pursued by Taylor Mays #26 of the Cincinnati Bengals during the first half on September 8, 2013 at Soldier Field in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by David Banks/Getty Images)


    CHICAGO (AP) — Far from polished, the Chicago Bears played well enough to hand Marc Trestman a win in his debut.

    Jay Cutler passed to Brandon Marshall for the go-ahead touchdown in the fourth quarter, helping the Bears rally for a 24-21 victory over the sloppy Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday and giving Trestman a victory in his first game.

    It wasn’t quite the display the Bears were looking for after making some big changes in the offseason. But they made the most of a handful of big plays by Cutler and repeated mistakes by the Bengals.

    Cutler threw for 242 yards. Marshall had 104 receiving, and the offense pulled it out in the end after struggling most of the way.

    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.

    The Bears made big changes in the offseason, parting with star linebacker Brian Urlacher and hiring Trestman to replace the fired Lovie Smith with the idea that he could spark the offense and lead them to the playoffs after missing out five of the past six years.

    Clearly, there’s work to do. The offense seemed stuck most of the afternoon but came through in the end, with Cutler completing 21 of 33 passes. He also had two touchdowns to go with an interception.

    Marshall caught eight passes, and Martellus Bennett had an acrobatic TD catch for the game’s first score.

    Charles Tillman matched a career high with two interceptions, giving him 35 overall for Chicago. And Robbie Gould set a franchise record with a 58-yard field goal at the end of the first half.

    Cincinnati’s Andy Dalton threw for 282 yards with two touchdowns and two interceptions. A.J. Green had 162 yards receiving and two touchdowns, including a 45-yarder. But it was a disappointing opener for a team coming off back-to-back playoff appearances for the first time since 1981 and 1982.

    Up 14-10 at the half, the Bengals started the third quarter with an 80-yard scoring drive.

    Tillman got called for interference on a deep pass to Green that put the ball on the 1, and Green-Ellis plowed in from the 5 after being hit with a 4-yard loss, making it 21-10.

    But the Bears responded with an 80-yard drive that ended with Forte running it in from the 1 to get them back within four.

    Vontaze Burfict intercepted Cutler near midfield early in the fourth quarter and limped off the field after taking a shot to the knee from Chicago’s Kyle Adams. He quickly returned to the game.

    Cincinnati took over at the Bears 40, but Sanu’s fumble at the 17 led to a big swing.

    Tillman’s interceptions aside, the Bengals kept the Bears’ defense off balance in the first half and took a 14-10 lead to the locker room.

    Dalton threw for 192 yards in the first two quarters while Green chipped in with 129 yards and two TDs, all after an ominous start for Cincinnati.

    The Bears, who led the league with 44 takeaways last season, got one on the Bengals’ first possession.

    Tillman set up the game’s first touchdown when he picked off a pass intended for Green at the Bengals 36, and Martellus Bennett caught an 8-yard pass from Cutler in the back of the end zone, juggling the ball and controlling it as Cincinnati’s George Iloka landed on him. The two got into each other’s faces and the teams exchanged some angry words, but there were no apparent punches or penalties.

    The Bengals tied it late in the first quarter on a 2-yard pass from Dalton to Green after they connected on a 42-yarder, and were threatening to take the lead midway through the second quarter, only to be foiled by Tillman.

    This time, Dalton’s pass went right off Green’s hands. Tillman picked the ball off at the 17 and returned it 41 yards to the Cincinnati 42, but the Bears couldn’t take advantage.

    The Bengals then went 91 yards, with a wide-open Green beating Jennings for a 45-yard touchdown and a 14-7 lead with just under three minutes left in the half.

    Gould made it a four-point game in the closing seconds of the half with a team-record 58-yard field goal. Gould’s big kick came after questionable time management by the Bengals when they had the ball late in the quarter.

    (© 2013by STATS LLC and Associated Press. Any commercial use or distribution without the express written consent of STATS LLC and Associated Press is strictly prohibited.)
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    I stole this from another site, from a Bengals and a Bears fan:

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    from ZZ tweet, Bears won only 1 game last year after trailing 3 qtrs.

    I'd also like to point out they also just beat a team that was 3-1 in Chicago against the Bears
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    IDK where to put this, but Ponder threw for 3 INTs, and outside of a 78 yard run, AP didn't perform so well. I'm hoping/wishing/thinking we were all correct, that the Bengals are our biggest threat outside of GB.
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    I don't know how you can get onto Tillman. The guy plays great with little support.
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    I am so pleased. We beat a solid team today, and their defense is one of the best we will face all year. That second point is important due to the fact we'll face some other top NFL defenses this season, and it looks like we can still win against the great "D's" now.

    Last year we could only beat the bottom-feeders. Looks like this new Bears team can compete with top-level (playoff level) teams.

    What is MOST impressive about this win, is that we beat a solid team right out of the chute, 1st game of the new season - with all new coaches, and a ton of new players. This team will get better as the season goes on. We all suspected our ceiling was high, but it's nice to know that the floor is also a solid starting point this season.

    Huge win today. We can now beat GOOD teams.
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    Hey give some credit to the Bungles, that group flat embarassed their coaching staff w/some flat horrible play. How the Hell do you have 10 men on the field on one play, then follow up that play w/12 men on the field? And then just shortly after that get hit w/a PF? Actually they had a lot of PF calls against them. They are a good team, but much like the Lions, they are very undisciplined. Thanks to Tillman he got a few picks and Jennings got that fumble or this game might well have been different.
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    97 yards before halftime. That's all our offense had. The Bengals had a single drive of that much. You guys better get used to having a coach who can make halftime adjustments.
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    I was impressed with the fact that their team is LOADED with talent. They have been a playoff team in recent years. They'll be even better this year. They just ran into a BETTER team - Marc Trestman's Chicago Bears.

    Gonna be a really nice season. Not perfect by any means, but now we have the gears to take the Bears to the next higher level.
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    Bears are now 22-2 when Forte scores a TD, ya he's that important to the O gameplan. Tillman now has 35 int's since 2003, his rookie year. He's top 10 in that time. (Both tweets from Zach Zaidman.
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    We played a top-level NFL defense today - and won. That is impressive. We will have to play a few of the best NFL defenses this year, and this one was a HUGE test, being that it was the first game of the season, and we had a whole new coaching staff, and many new players, including key players.

    This win was a HUGE win. I'm pleased because we can now beat good teams, and not just the bottom-feeders.
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    Hear that, Mike & Lovie?
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    lol oh lawdy.

    If our D plays like they did in the first half, what do you think the Saints offense will do to us? (granted their D is terrible, so its going to be a shootout).
    @Pittsburgh might be difficult
    Giants...cant sleep on them
    Redskins? Could go either way.
    And the Eagles might pose a challenge late in the season.
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