Sunday, November 7, 2010
First-quarter wrap: Bears 0, Bills 0
By Michael C. Wright
The Bills' Arthur Moats pressures the Bears' Jay Cutler during the first quarter on Sunday in Toronto.
TORONTO -- The Bears delivered on their promise to run the ball in Sunday’s matchup with the winless Buffalo Bills.
But the problem is the run isn’t quite working out according to planned. The Bears called eight runs in a scoreless first quarter for both teams, but didn’t start moving the ball until they took to the air. Matt Forte and Chester Taylor combined for 15 yards on seven attempts in a fairly fruitless first quarter in which the Bears didn’t move the ball until quarterback Jay Cutler completed three of his last four passes in the quarter for 40 yards.
The Bears closed the first quarter just outside of the red zone, and appeared to be in scoring position.