For the second time in the last two weeks the Chicago Bears have won a game in the last minute as they beat the Kansas City Chiefs 18-17 in Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City to improve to 2-3.   Jay Cutler helped the Bears drive for the go ahead touchdown pass to Matt Forte with 18 seconds to go.   Kansas City then had a call reversed on a completed pass after the kickoff, forcing the Chiefs to attempt an 66 yard field goal as time expired which was promptly short and wide right.

The Bears were playing this game without their starting center and left tackle as well as their top top 2 receivers sidelined with injuries.  Needless to say their offense looked lethargic at best as their were numerous dropped passes by Martellus Bennett, Josh Bellamy and Jeremy Langford and bad penalties on special teams causing horrible field position for the Bears for most of the game.  Matt Forte was again the highlight of the Bears offense with 71 yards on 18 carries and 38 yards receiving and a touchdown through the air.  Marquess Wilson again looked like he could be a viable big-play receiver for this team and he had 6 catches for 85 yards including a beautiful over the shoulder 22 yard touchdown catch with 3:05 to go cutting the Chiefs lead to 17-12.

The Bears defense again played very well.    They only gave up 10 points as the other 7 points were given up by Jay Cutler fumbling on a sack in his own end zone for a Chiefs touchdown.   The Bears totaled 3 sacks as Pernell McPhee again had a monster game with a sack, a blocked field goal and constantly creating havoc in the backfield.   Ryan Pace’s decision to trade Jared Allen is looking like pure genius as his departure has left more playing time for Lamar Houston and Willie Young and each responded with a sack today.

The game appeared to turn in the third quarter with the Chiefs ahead comfortable 17-6 when superstar running Jamal Charles appeared to get a cleat caught in the Kansas City grass and tumbled down to the ground with a non-contact leg injury.   It is feared Charles is lost for the season with a torn ACL.   While the Bears also lost middle linebacker Shea McClellin to a leg injury about the same time Charles went down, the Bears defense appeared to be energized after the Charles injury, not allowing a single a point and blocking the game sealing field goal in the fourth quarter.

The Bears travel to Detroit next week to take on the struggling Lions as they are 0-4 and in a dogfight as we speak with the Arizona Cardinals.

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