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Another Letdown; Bears Fall Late to Philadelphia at Home 24-20


The Bears needed a big late effort against the Eagles Sunday night to exercise the demons of last Thursday in San Francisco, but once again were let down as the team fell to 4-6 with a 24-20 los to the Eagles at home. The Bears led 20-17, and looked to have things going their way when the Eagles Antonio Dixon blocked a 48-yard field goal by Robbie Gould with 11 minutes left.

That block opened the door for the Eagles offense, as QB Donovan McNabb led the team on a 62-yard touchdown drive that LeSean McCoy capped with a 10-yard run, sending Chicago to its fifth loss in six games and delivering another big hit to its playoff hopes.

The Eagles built a 10-0 lead in the first quarter on a David Akers 25-yard field goal then a McNabb 13-yard pass to Jason Avant with 2:48 left in the first quarter. The Bears clawed their way back though, as they scored three times in the second quarter, but all three were field goals, but it made it 10-9 at the half.

The Bears got another Robbie Gould field goal in the third quarter to take a 12-10 lead, but then the Eagles were able to score quickly as after a 16-yard pas to Jeremy Maclin, McNabb found DeSean Jackson for a 48-yard score down the middle of the field to make it 17-12.

Jay Cutler, who was held in check all night, came right back though, going six plays and 55 yards as Cutler found Kellen Davis with a 15-yard score. They also got the two-point conversion to make it a 20-17 Bears lead. Then the tied turned after the blocked field goal and then the long drive that ended with the McCoy 10-yard score.

The defense sealed the win as the Bears got the ball back at their own 21 with 1:51 left, but six plays into the drive Sean Jones picked him off, ending the final Bears threat. McNabb was 23-for-32 for 244 yards with two scores and a pick. McCoy ran for 99 yards on 20 carries with the game-winning score.

Cutler was just 24-for-43 for 171 yards with a TD and a pick. Matt Forte had just 34 yards on 14 carries, while Kahili Bell actually led the ground game with 81 yards on four carries, but one of those carries was for 72 yards.


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