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.
Saturday, July 26 2014 2:09 PM EDT2014-07-26 18:09:07 GMT
A mysterious 'Woman in Black' has been spotted around the Tri-State in recent days, causing social media to erupt with questions about her identity. According to WATE in Tennessee, the Sullivan CountyFull Story >
A mysterious 'Woman in Black' has been spotted around the Tri-State in recent days, causing social media to erupt with questions about her identity.Full Story >
Sunday, July 27 2014 9:32 AM EDT2014-07-27 13:32:04 GMT
The Lockland man who went missing on Friday was found dead in his car on Saturday. James Rolman, 72, was found in his car inside a silo at an abandoned trucking company at 205 Smalley Road Saturday in Lockland. Full Story >
The Lockland man who went missing on Friday was found dead in his car on Saturday. Full Story >
Monday, July 28 2014 3:21 AM EDT2014-07-28 07:21:57 GMT
A homicide victim has been identified after leading a police on a low-speed chase Saturday. According to court documents, Christopher R. McFerron was arrested after he fled from police on InterstatesFull Story >
A man has been arrested after leading a police on a low-speed chase Saturday.Full Story >
Monday, July 28 2014 12:11 AM EDT2014-07-28 04:11:46 GMT
Since Israel's ground offensive began nearly three weeks ago a series of pro-Israel rallies have been held around the county. One such rally held today here in Cincinnati.Full Story >
Since Israel's ground offensive began nearly three weeks ago a series of pro-Israel rallies have been held around the county. One such rally held today here in Cincinnati. The main message expressed during today's rally was "I stand with Israel.Full Story >