The Justin Area age for the Chicago Bears showed up earlier than anticipated Sunday afternoon at Soldier Field.
After starting quarterback Andy Dalton hurt his knee while rushing out of bounds in the 2nd quarter, Fields played the whole second half of a 20-17 Bears triumph.
Area really did not lead a touchdown drive while completing 6 of 13 masquerade 60 yards as well as throwing a fourth-quarter interception. However the Bears defense aided the rookie full his initial NFL victory.
The Bears had four takeaways, consisting of Roquan Smith’s 53-yard interception return for a touchdown, to lose the versus the Los Angeles Rams.
That was the first of 3 interceptions on 3 straight drives by Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow. Cornerback Jaylon Johnson adhered to with his first profession interception, as well as protective electrician Angelo Blackson selected off Burrow with aid from inside linebacker Alec Ogletree’s pressure.
Previously in the game, safety and security Eddie Jackson compelled a fumble that safety Tashaun Gipson recovered.
The Bears also sacked Burrow four times.
Dalton, that spent the second half on the sideline, led a racking up drive to open the game, hitting Allen Robinson with an 11-yard goal pass.
The Bears offense didn’t find the end area again, and Area made a late mistake to make the video game closer than the Bears probably wanted.
With 3:50 to play, he tossed an interception at the Bears 25-yard line, and the Bengals utilized with a touchdown to pull within 3 factors. But the Bears did just sufficient on their final drive to run out the clock for the triumph.
Here’s how the Week 2 game at Soldier Field unravelled.
Bears nose deal with Eddie Goldman, who rested out the period opener, is out for the home opener after with a knee injury. But left tackle Jason Peters is energetic after he was provided as questionable; he left the Week 1 game at halftime with a quad injury.
Various other inactives for the Bears: Outdoors linebacker Trevis Gipson, limited end Jesper Horsted, offending deal with Alex Taylor, vast receiver Breshad Perriman and quarterback Nick Foles.
1st quarter: Bears leap out to 7-0 lead
Bears quarterback Andy Dalton swayed the Soldier Field group very early Sunday against the Bengals.
Dalton threw an 11-yard goal pass to Allen Robinson on the Bears’ initial drive for a 7-0 lead.
The Bears two times obtained right into third-and-long on the drive.
Dalton struck Darnell Mooney with a 17-yard pass on third-and-8. On third-and-12, Dalton tossed to Marquise Goodwin, who grabbed the sphere down the left sideline but ran out bounds. Bengals cornerback Eli Apple was called for pass disturbance– a 32-yard penalty that offered the Bears first-and-10 at the 16-yard line.
The Bears racked up 3 plays later.
Second quarter: Justin Area comes in for injured QB Andy Dalton
Bears quarterback Andy Dalton left the video game against the Bengals early in the 2nd quarter after he fell while running out of bounds.
After Dalton rushed 14 yards to the Bengals’ 37-yard line, he tripped on the Bears sideline. He hopped to the medical outdoor tents, as well as newbie quarterback Justin Area entered the game on a second-and-6 play.
After 2 Montgomery runs, the Bears went all out on fourth-and-1 on a Fields caretaker, yet didn’t obtain the required lawn.
Dalton arised from the camping tent as the Bears defense took the field and also ran up as well as down the sideline.
Earlier in the video game, the Bears defense forced the Bengals to punt on their first drive.
On third-and-5 from the Bengals’ 35-yard line, Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow threw incomplete to Ja’Marr Chase. Yet Bears safety and security Tashaun Gipson was called for taunting for slapping while towering above Chase.
The Bengals got to the Bears’ 35. Robert Quinn sacked Burrow for a loss of 8 lawns on third-and-10 and the Bengals punted.
Second quarter: Andy Dalton returns– then leaves once again
After leaving the ready 3 plays to visit the clinical camping tent early in the 2nd quarter, QB Andy Dalton returned on the following Bears drive.
Dalton completed a 10-yard pass to David Montgomery to open the drive. Montgomery lost a backyard and also Dalton was sacked for a loss of 8 lawns on consecutive plays, and also the Bears at some point punted.
With 5:34 to play in the very first half, with the Bears protection on the field, Dalton left to go to the storage locker space.
The Bears introduced the veteran QB is suspicious to return with a knee injury.
Halftime: Bears lead Bengals 7-0
Chicago Bears newbie quarterback Justin Fields received his first shot for extended playing time in the second quarter.
Fields went into the video game when starter Andy Dalton wounded his knee. Area played three breaks on that drive and led a two-minute drive at the end of the half. The Bears punted on both drives and also entered into halftime with a 7-0 lead.
Dalton, who struck Allen Robinson with an 11-yard goal pass on the Bears’ very first drive, mosted likely to the clinical tent after he rushed 14 lawns and afterwards tripped going out of bounds early in the second quarter.
Dalton returned to play on the following series. After Bengals nose tackle D.J. Reader sacked on that drive, Dalton left to go to the locker space, and the Bears announced he was questionable to return.
Fields handled the Bears final drive of the fifty percent, as well as he hit Darnell Mooney with an 11-yard hand down third-and-4. Fields was sacked for a loss of 9 yards on the next play and threw incomplete on third-and-9.
After a rough trip in the season opener, the Bears defense made a number of huge stops to keep the Bengals scoreless, consisting of a Robert Quinn sack on 3rd down on the Bengals’ initial drive.
3rd quarter: FG obtains Bengals on the board
Bengals twist Evan McPherson made a 53-yard field objective on the opening drive of the 2nd half to reduce the Bears’ lead to 7-3 with 8:22 to play in the 3rd.
The Bears sacked Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow 3 times on the drive. An unnecessary roughness fine on Robert Quinn for hitting Burrow out of bounds prolonged the drive.
Roquan Smith had the 3rd sack to push the Bengals to third-and-18, but a 14-yard pass from Burrow to Chris Evans pressed the Bengals right into basket variety.
Bears newbie Justin Area continued to play in the second fifty percent for hurt starter Andy Dalton.
4th quarter: Bears increase 10-3
Bears twist Cairo Santos made a 28-yard basket to provide the Bears a 10-3 lead versus the Bengals with 14:52 to play. It was Santos’ first basket of the period.
The Bears started the drive after the defense’s very first takeaway of the season.
Bears security Eddie Jackson stripped Bengals pass receiver Tee Higgins, and Tashaun Gipson scooped it up as well as returned it 26 lawns to the Bengals’ 39-yard line.
After an incorrect start charge, Bears quarterback Justin Area got the ensuring drive opting for back-to-back passes to Allen Robinson as well as Darnell Mooney of 13 and 21 yards.
That placed the Bears at the 8-yard line, but David Montgomery was picked up a loss of 3 yards, Fields hurried for 5 backyards as well as after that was asked for another false begin fine. Fields tossed insufficient in the end area to Allen Robinson, who was covered well by Chidobe Awuzie. The Bears then relied on Santos.
Fourth quarter: Pick-six TD for Roquan Smith
Roquan Smith intercepted Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow as well as returned it 53 yards for a goal to place the Bears up 17-3.
The interception was the Bears’ second takeaway of the day after a forced fumble and healing on the Bengals previous drive. Smith’s play began third-and-3 on a pass meant for Tyler Boyd.
Smith broke a tackle and afterwards competed down the left sideline behind blockers Alec Ogletree and Kindle Vildor into the end zone.
On the Bengals’ following drive, Jaylon Johnson generated his very first occupation interception on a pass intended for Tee Higgins.
4th quarter: Bears go for FG after another INT
Cairo Santos made a 22-yard area objective to give the Bears a 20-3 lead versus the Bengals with 6:40 to play
The Bears got the round after defensive electrician Angelo Blackson picked off Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow for a third straight drive. Inside linebacker Alec Ogletree was in Burrow’s face as he threw the pass.
The Bears took over at the Bengals’ 9-yard line however couldn’t obtain in completion area. Justin Area rushed for 1 yard, David Montgomery hurried for 4 yards as well as Area threw an enter the end area out of reach of Darnell Mooney.
Fourth quarter: Bengals rack up a TD
Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow threw a 42-yard goal pass to Ja’Marr Chase to cut the Bears lead to 20-10 with 4:39 to play.
The catch completed a six-play, 75-yard drive that aided Tunnel recuperate from tossing interceptions on three straight drives.
Burrow likewise struck Tyler Boyd with a 15-yard hand down third-and-7 to maintain the drive to life.
Fourth quarter: Fields’ INT brings about fast Bengals TD
The Bengals cut the Bears’ cause 20-17 with 3:39 to play when Joe Burrow struck Tee Higgins with a 7-yard touchdown pass.
The goal came one play after Bears novice quarterback Justin Area tossed an interception on 3rd down. Fields threw right at Bengals linebacker Logan Wilson, who returned it 18 backyards to the 7-yard line.