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Bears overcome inclement weather

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By Matt Rittenhouse
On November 21, 2013

 

It's the type of weather the Chicago Bears have played in before.  Besides the home field advantage, the Bears playing in rugged weather shows their character.  In spite of a one-hour 53-minute delay due to swirling winds, heavy rain and lightning last Sunday, the Bears overcame and achieved victory against the Baltimore Ravens. 

After a Ravens touchdown earlier in the first quarter; field goal kicker Justin Tucker added three more points to the Ravens lead making it a 10 to nothing game against the Bears who, at the time, were lacking productivity.

When the game resumed the Bears first answer came with a David Bass interception for a touchdown with 8:38 left till half time.  Later, with two separate drives leading to two Robbie Gould field goals and another Baltimore touchdown, the halftime score was 17-13. 

Josh McCown had a hold of the reigns.  He threw 19-of-31, ran 216 yards and scored a touchdown.  Matt Forte had 125 yards from scrimmage, 83 yards rushing on 18 carries and 42 receiving yards with a touchdown from five catches.  Alshon Jeffery totaled 100 yards, 83 receiving and 17 rushing.  On the defensive side Julius Peppers accumulated sack numbers three and four. 


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