Chicago Bears vs. Tennessee Titans

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Game Information
Location: Nissan Stadium Nashville, Tennessee
Attendance: 61,868

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Chicago coach John Fox thinks having a whole week to prepare for an opponent helped Mike Glennon turn in a strong performance for the Bears.

How much Glennon helped himself to the Bears' starting quarterback job remains to be seen.

Glennon capped an opening 96-yard drive with a 1-yard touchdown pass to Dion Sims as the Bears beat the Tennessee Titans 19-7 Sunday in the third preseason game.

"We're very happy with the way Mike responded as far as a real game plan and what he did, I thought he played very well," said Fox, who also noted coaches will keep evaluating.

Glennon was an efficient 11 of 18 for 134 yards passing despite losing starting wide receiver Cameron Meredith late in the first quarter. Meredith was carted off with a suspected left ACL injury, which Fox said must be checked by an MRI exam first.

Having a week to prepare and study for an opponent fits Glennon's strengths.

"That's kind of what I pride myself on, being well-prepared and working hard through the week," Glennon said.

Mitchell Trubisky, the second overall pick out of North Carolina, opened the third quarter with the Bears' starters. But Trubisky threw two incompletions as the Bears (2-1) went three-and-out. Trubisky also fumbled a snap on his next series, though he rebounded with a 45-yard TD pass to Tanner Gentry for a 19-7 lead in the fourth quarter.

The Titans (1-2) had issues on offense, defense and special teams. The Bears could have led 14-0 if Adam Shaheen controlled the ball before going out of bounds after Roy Robertson-Harris blocked a punt into the end zone early in the second quarter. Instead, Chicago led 9-0 after referee Ed Hochuli finally changed his ruling of a touchback to a safety.

Tennessee's offensive struggles prompted coach Mike Mularkey to keep his first-team in until Mariota tossed the ball to Derrick Henry on the first play of the fourth for a 3-yard TD that kept Tennessee from being shut out. Mularkey said he wanted the first team to finish the drive in a game that featured too many mistakes.

"We've got a lot of work to do," Mularkey said. "We've got two weeks to do it."

COSTLY EXHIBITION

Chicago left 11 Bears at home, and the injury list only grew longer early in Sunday's game. The worst injury came late in the first quarter when Meredith, who led Chicago with 66 catches for 888 yards, hurt his left knee when tackled low at the end of a 16-yard catch . Trainers braced his leg and carted him off the field. The Bears already had left three receivers at home.

Cornerback Prince Amukamara played one series before leaving the game with an injured ankle, and the Bears also declared long snapper Patrick Scales out early in the second quarter with an injured knee. Both were on crutches after the game. Bears linebacker Leonard Floyd hurt a foot.

HEY ROOKIE

The Titans started Adoree Jackson at right cornerback, the first start this preseason for the 18th overall pick out of Southern California. Glennon threw at Jackson on the Bears' first play, a 9-yard completion to Zach Miller. Jackson also tackled Cameron Meredith at the end of a 28-yard catch on the opening drive. Sliding inside on passing downs, Jackson tackled former Titans receiver Kendall Wright on consecutive third down plays.

Then Jackson was flagged for interference in the end zone, and Glennon capped the 96-yard drive on the next play. Jackson, who's trying to win the punt returner job, was tackled at his own 3 off his first attempt.

TITANIC STRUGGLES

The Titans gave up two sacks of Mariota along with a handful of penalties, including a face mask and a hold on Pro Bowl left tackle Taylor Lewan in the first half. Linebacker Wesley Woodyard sacked Glennon in the second quarter. Mariota finished 12 of 21 for 193 yards passing but was just 7 of 13 for 106 in the first half.

EJECTIONS

The Bears and Titans each lost a starter early in the second quarter. Titans left guard Quinton Spain kept his right arm on Bears defensive end Jaye Howard Jr.'s left shoulder as the play ended with Howard throwing a right at Spain's left shoulder. Spain threw a left at Howard's helmet who responded with his own right at Spain's head. Tyler Marz replaced Spain, and Mularkey said responding with a punch is "unacceptable."

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1st Quarter Summary
Time Team Play Detail Bears Titans
03:21 Dion Sims 1 yd pass from Mike Glennon (Connor Barth kick) 7 0

2nd Quarter Summary
Time Team Play Detail Bears Titans
10:24 Roy Robertson-Harris safety 9 0
00:24 Connor Barth 41 yd FG 12 0

3rd Quarter Summary
Time Team Play Detail Bears Titans
No scoring this quarter.

4th Quarter Summary
Time Team Play Detail Bears Titans
14:56 Derrick Henry 3 yd pass from Marcus Mariota (Ryan Succop kick) 12 7
10:37 Tanner Gentry 45 yd pass from Mitchell Trubisky (Roberto Aguayo kick) 19 7

Team Stats
  Chicago Tennessee
1st Downs 25 19
Total Yards 366 357
Passing 270 278
Passing Completions/Attempts 23-36 20-34
Yards/Pass 7.1 7.3
Rushing 96 79
Rushing Attempts 28 22
Yards/Rush 3.4 3.6
Turnovers 1 1
Fumbles Lost 1 1
Interceptions Thrown 0 0
Possession 32:47 27:13

Chicago Passing
Player CP ATT YDS AVG TD INT
Mike Glennon 11 18 134 7.4 1 0
Mitchell Trubisky 10 15 128 8.5 1 0
Connor Shaw 2 3 22 7.3 0 0

Tennessee Passing
Player CP ATT YDS AVG TD INT
Marcus Mariota 12 21 193 9.2 1 0
Matt Cassel 4 7 62 8.9 0 0
Alex Tanney 4 6 60 10.0 0 0

Chicago Rushing
Player ATT YDS AVG TD LG
Jordan Howard 12 45 3.8 0 12
Jeremy Langford 5 18 3.6 0 8
Josh Rounds 5 11 2.2 0 10
Mitchell Trubisky 1 9 9.0 0 9
Benny Cunningham 2 7 3.5 0 9
Tarik Cohen 1 5 5.0 0 5
Freddie Stevenson 1 2 2.0 0 2
Connor Shaw 1 -1 -1.0 0 -1

Tennessee Rushing
Player ATT YDS AVG TD LG
Derrick Henry 9 24 2.7 0 9
DeMarco Murray 6 16 2.7 0 5
Taywan Taylor 3 12 4.0 0 7
Marcus Mariota 2 12 6.0 0 9
Matt Cassel 1 12 12.0 0 12
David Fluellen 1 3 3.0 0 3

Chicago Receiving
Player REC YDS AVG TD LG
Tanner Gentry 1 45 45.0 1 45
Cameron Meredith 2 44 22.0 0 28
Titus Davis 3 38 12.7 0 17
Kendall Wright 3 35 11.7 0 15
Kevin White 2 30 15.0 0 19
MyCole Pruitt 2 22 11.0 0 14
Jeremy Langford 2 19 9.5 0 10
Deonte Thompson 1 14 14.0 0 14
Zach Miller 1 9 9.0 0 9
Dion Sims 2 8 4.0 1 7
Victor Cruz 1 8 8.0 0 8
Daniel Brown 2 6 3.0 0 5
Adam Shaheen 1 6 6.0 0 6

Tennessee Receiving
Player REC YDS AVG TD LG
Rishard Matthews 3 54 18.0 0 26
Taywan Taylor 1 48 48.0 0 48
David Fluellen 3 44 14.7 0 26
Darius Jennings 2 35 17.5 0 23
Derrick Henry 3 29 9.7 1 26
Tre McBride 2 28 14.0 0 19
Jonathan Krause 2 27 13.5 0 16
Delanie Walker 1 27 27.0 0 27
KeVonn Mabon 1 16 16.0 0 16
Tajae Sharpe 1 10 10.0 0 10
DeMarco Murray 1 -3 -3.0 0 -3

Chicago Defense
Player TACKLES ASST SACKS SACK YDS
Nick Kwiatkoski 4 1 0 0
Adrian Amos 3 0 0 0
Quintin Demps 3 1 0 0
Kyle Fuller 3 0 0 0
Christian Jones 3 0 0 0
Rashaad Reynolds 3 0 0 0
Akiem Hicks 2 1 1 8
Eddie Goldman 2 1 0 0
Harold Jones-Quartey 2 1 0 0
Lamarr Houston 1 0 1 13
Willie Young 1 0 1 13
Isaiah Irving 1 0 1 3
Deon Bush 1 0 0 0
Marcus Cooper 1 0 0 0
Leonard Floyd 1 0 0 0
Jerrell Freeman 1 0 0 0
Deiondre' Hall 1 0 0 0
Eddie Jackson 1 0 0 0
John Jenkins 1 0 0 0
Cre'von LeBlanc 1 0 0 0
Kelvin Sheppard 1 1 0 0
Dan Skuta 1 0 0 0
John Timu 1 0 0 0
B.W. Webb 1 0 0 0
Prince Amukamara 0 1 0 0
Ben Braunecker 0 0 0 0
Daniel Brown 0 0 0 0
Benny Cunningham 0 0 0 0
Jaye Howard 0 1 0 0
Kapron Lewis-Moore 0 0 0 0
Sherrick McManis 0 0 0 0

Tennessee Defense
Player TACKLES ASST SACKS SACK YDS
Adoree' Jackson 5 1 0 0
Brynden Trawick 5 0 0 0
Jayon Brown 4 1 0 0
Wesley Woodyard 3 1 1 9
Kevin Byard 3 1 0 0
Daren Bates 2 0 0 0
Josh Carraway 2 0 0 0
LeShaun Sims 2 2 0 0
Justin Staples 2 0 0 0
Sylvester Williams 2 0 0 0
Avery Williamson 2 1 0 0
Angelo Blackson 1 0 0 0
Jurrell Casey 1 0 0 0
Johnathan Cyprien 1 2 0 0
Kevin Dodd 1 0 0 0
Austin Johnson 1 0 0 0
Derrick Morgan 1 1 0 0
Nate Palmer 1 0 0 0
Da'Norris Searcy 1 1 0 0
D'Joun Smith 1 0 0 0
Antwaun Woods 1 0 0 0
Dennis Kelly 0 0 0 0
Karl Klug 0 0 0 0
Brian Orakpo 0 1 0 0
Phillip Supernaw 0 0 0 0
Erik Walden 0 2 0 0

Chicago Interceptions
Player INT YDS TD
No interceptions.

Tennessee Interceptions
Player INT YDS TD
No interceptions.

Chicago Kick Returns
Player KR YDS AVG TD LNG
Tarik Cohen 1 22 22.0 0 22

Tennessee Kick Returns
Player KR YDS AVG TD LNG
Eric Weems 1 28 28.0 0 28
Adoree' Jackson 1 23 23.0 0 23

Chicago Punt Returns
Player PR YDS AVG TD LNG
No punt return stats.

Tennessee Punt Returns
Player PR YDS AVG TD LNG
Adoree' Jackson 2 10 5.0 0 10
Eric Weems 2 0 0.0 0 0

Chicago Kicking
Player FGM FGA PCT LG
Connor Barth 1 1 100.0 41

Tennessee Kicking
Player FGM FGA PCT LG
Ryan Succop 0 1 0.0

Chicago Punting
Player PUNTS YDS LG
Patrick O'Donnell 5 230 54

Tennessee Punting
Player PUNTS YDS LG
Brett Kern 4 190 61