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Bears Outlast Cardinals, 27-16

The Arizona Cardinals were on the road against the Chicago Bears. Going into the game the Cardinals and Bears were both at a crossroads with their quarterbacks. How did Kyler Murray and Justin Fields play in this one? How did the game play out?

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First Quarter

The first possession was short for each team. On the Bears’ second possession of the game, Justin Fields scrambled to his left and threw up a prayer to Cole Kmet. The prayer was answered as Kmet came back to catch the under thrown pass.

The Bears ended the drive with a Justin Fields touchdown run.

Chicago was up 7-0 with 6:16 left in the first quarter. The Cardinals were not able to respond on their following possession. The quarter ended with the Bears driving down the field.

Second Quarter

The Bears continued to drive down the field as the quarter changed. A great designed quarterback run got them into goal to go territory. Then the drive was finished off by running back Khalil Herbert. Bears were up 14-0 with 12:54 left in the second quarter.

After another short drive by the Cardinals, the Bears responded with a eight play, 57 yard drive that was ended with a touchdown pass from Justin Fields to Marcedes Lewis.

The Bears were up 21-0 with 7:12 left in the second quarter. Arizona showed some life on the following drive as they scored their first touchdown. The Cardinals were down 21-7 with 2:27 left in the second quarter.

The teams exchanged disappointing possessions going into halftime. Bears were up 21-7 at halftime.

Third Quarter

The Cardinals started the second half with possession of the football and the drive stalled out. Matt Prater came in to attempt a 55-yard field goal and it was good. This was the 80th field goal of 50 or more yards that Prater made during this career. The most in NFL history. Chicago was 21-10 with 12:12 left in the third quarter.

After a few short drives the Bears were able to drive down the field and get a field goal. Bears were up 24-10 at the end of the third quarter.

Fourth Quarter

The Cardinals were able to score a touchdown after the defense forced a touchdown.

Arizona took advantage of the turnover by driving down the field and scoring a touchdown.

The two point conversion was incomplete. Bears were up 24-16 with 6:37 left in the fourth. The Cardinals forced the Bears into a three and out.

Arizona was down by eight with 4:21 left in the fourth quarter. The Cardinals went for it on fourth and six from their own 27-yard line. Kyler Murray threw a deep sideline pass to Greg Dortch. The pass was too long and incomplete.

The Bears got the ball back on the Cardinals 27-yard line essentially ending the game. Chicago added another field goal for good measure.

The Chicago Bears are now 6-9 and the Cardinals fell to 3-12.


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