Saturday, August 27, 2011
Third-quarter wrap: Titans 14, Bears 10
By Michael C. Wright
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Quarterback Jay Cutler lined up under center for one last unproductive series, before finally taking a seat on the sidelines with 7:50 remaining in a third quarter only to watch his backup, Caleb Hanie, give the Titans the lead with a turnover.
Tennessee's Tommie Campbell picked off a pass intended for Dane Sanzenbacher, returning it 90 yards for a touchdown with 1:08 left in the quarter to put the Titans up 14-10.
Chicago's starting offense played only one series in the third quarter, before Cutler, running back Matt Forte and receiver Roy Williams left the game. The starting offensive line -- minus center Roberto Garza, who was replaced by Chris Spencer -- continued to play deep into the quarter.
Hanie's interception came at the end of a 15-play drive.
By the end of the quarter, the Bears led 328 to 186 in total yardage, and had converted 67 percent of third downs for the game.