Recap - Bears Defeat Cincinnati 24-21
|Recap - Bears Defeat Cincinnati 24-21|
Brandon Marshall caught 8 passes for 104 yards against the Cincinnati defense as Chicago handed the Bengals a 24-21 loss on Sunday at Soldier Field.
The game was a push (tie) for betting purposes as the final score was identical to the 3 number at most sportsbooks. The game proved to be a winner for OVER bettors based on the closing total of 41.5.
Jay Cutler completed 21 of 33 pass attempts for 242 yards and 2 TDs for the Bears in the win. He was picked off 1 time by the Bengals defense.
BenJarvus Green-Ellis rushed for 25 yards for Cincinnati, while Giovani Bernard added 22 yards. Andy Dalton threw for 282 yards for the Bengals, while receivers A.J. Green and Tyler Eifert had 162 and 47 yards respectively.
Chicago was outgained by Cincinnati 340-323 yards in Sunday's match, while the important battle of first downs was won 18-17 by the Bengals.
Cincinnati lost the time of possession battle 31:30/28:30, leaving their defense on the field more than they wanted.
Next game, Chicago takes its act home to face Minnesota looking for another win. For Cincinnati, they head home to face Pittsburgh.