- Michael C. Wright, ESPN Chicago Bears reporter
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CHICAGO -- Rather than rest on their halftime lead, the Chicago Bears stepped on the gas to start the second half, blowing past the bewildered Philadelphia Eagles to take a 31-13 advantage at the end of three quarters.
Taking the kickoff to start the second half, the Bears turned a 46-yard kickoff return from Devin Hester into a three-play, 54-yard drive, capped by a 9-yard touchdown pass to Greg Olsen at the 13:36 mark.
After the Hester return, the receiver caught a 34-yard pass from Cutler and gained additional yardage because of a horse-collar tackle penalty tacked on to the end of the play.
Chicago, like Philadelphia in the second quarter, played keep-away to start the second half. With 1:26 left in the third quarter, the Eagles had run just three plays from scrimmage, as the Bears tacked three more points onto their lead with a 23-yard field goal from Robbie Gould with 1:26 remaining.
Against a clearly gassed Philadelphia defense, the Bears siphoned 10 minutes and five seconds off the clock in a 17-play drive spanning 83 yards, capped by the Gould field goal.
Third-quarter wrap: Jay Cutler tossed his fourth TD pass of the game.