Saturday, August 27, 2011
Second-quarter wrap: Bears 10, Titans 7
By Jeff Dickerson
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- The Chicago Bears offense racked up 239 total first-half yards and headed to halftime with a 10-7 lead over the Tennessee Titans on Saturday.
Bears quarterback Jay Cutler finished the half 13 of 20 for 170 yards and one interception. The offensive line didn’t surrender a sack in the first 30 minutes of play.
The Bears had a pair of scoring chances in the second quarter, but Robbie Gould missed a 29-yard field goal as the ball hit off the left upright. Gould later connected from 45 yards.
The Titans punched the ball in the end zone near the end of the half on a Jamie Harper 9-yard touchdown run. It was a poor showing by the Bears defense on the drive, as Major Wright missed a tackle on Harper’s touchdown run and cornerback Tim Jennings was hurdled by Tennessee's Ahmard Hall a few plays earlier.
Johnny Knox fumbled the ensuing kickoff, but the Bears caught a break as the ball went out of the bounds.
Bears running back Marion Barber left the game with a left calf injury and will not return.