The Chicago Bears claimed victory over the Cincinnati Bengals with a nail-biting score of 24-21 at the season open at Soldier Field.
Things started off a bit rocky for the Bengals after Andy Dalton's second pass was picked off by Charles Tillman. The Bears took over on the Bengals 35 and were able to capitalize with an 8-yard pass to Bennett.
The Bengals were able to bounce back with a 97-yard drive. Andy Dalton found AJ Green in the end zone to tie the game at seven going into the second quarter.
Late in the second, Dalton found Green wide open for a 45-yard-score giving Cincinnati a 14-7 lead.
Chicago was able to hit a 58-yard field goal with 11 seconds remaining on the clock, cutting the Bengals lead to 14-10 at the half.
The Bengals left tackle Andrew Whitworth is inactive for Sunday's opener. Whitworth is recovering from off season surgery in his left knee.
With Whitworth out, Cincinnati went with Anthony Collins at left tackle, the 19th career start for Collins, the last two coming at right tackle in 2011.
Collins draws the assignment of trying to block future hall of fame defensive end Julius Peppers.
"He's still the best," said Collins. "You've got to man up, point blank."
Tillman exited the game prior to halftime due dehydration and was replaced by rookie Isaiah Frey during the remaining time left in the first half. He returned to the game in the third quarter.
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