First-quarter wrap: Redskins 7, Bears 7

October, 24, 2010
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Bears/RedskinsAP Photo/Kiichiro SatoBears cornerback D.J. Moore races to the end zone after intercepting a pass against the Redskins in the first quarter.
CHICAGO -- Ineptitude continued on offense for the Chicago Bears, but the defense picked up the slack in helping the club to a 7-7 tie with the Washington Redskins.

Quarterback Jay Cutler moved to 0 for 25 on third-down conversions over his last nine quarters, and suffered two sacks. Luckily for Chicago, the defense scored its first touchdown since November of last season when nickel corner D.J. Moore picked off a Donovan McNabb pass tipped by Israel Idonije, and raced 54 yards for a score with 6:03 left in the quarter to put the Bears ahead early.

Washington evened the score on a 24-yard strike from McNabb to Santana Moss with 1:08 left in the quarter.

Michael C. Wright

ESPN Chicago Bears reporter

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