Chicago Bears vs. Arizona Cardinals

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Game Information
Location: University of Phoenix Stadium Glendale, Arizona
Attendance: 64,016

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) Mike Glennon was better - not great, but better - in the Chicago Bears' 24-23 preseason victory over the Arizona Cardinals on Saturday night.

Glennon, just 2 for 8 for 20 yards last week in Chicago's preseason opener, played the entire first half in Arizona, completing 13 of 18 passes for 89 yards.

"I thought it was a big improvement," Bears coach John Fox said. "I thought the whole offense responded, including Mike."

Glennon was picked off by Tyrann Mathieu as the Bears were threatening to score but bounced back to throw his first touchdown pass of the preseason.

"The turnover wasn't a good thing but the way we responded was more important," Glennon said. "I thought all our guys responded well, bounced back and got that touchdown drive."

Mitchell Trubisky, the Bears' rookie who had an outstanding debut in the preseason opener, played most of the second half. He wasn't quite as spectacular this time but a solid 6 for 8 for 60 yards and a score. He was sacked once and had a would-be interception dropped.

The biggest play of the night came from Deonte Thompson, who returned a missed Arizona field goal 109 yards for a touchdown as the first half ended.

Phil Dawson, who has never kicked one longer than 56 yards in his 18 NFL seasons, attempted a 63-yarder with a second to play in the half and was short and wide right.

"Phil kicks 65-yard field goals every day in practice so why not try one in the game?" Arizona coach Bruce Arians said. "That one's on me."

Thompson fielded the miss a step inside the end line and dodged tackles all the way downfield for the score.

"I've never had one returned like that, that I can remember off the top of my head," Dawson said.

The Cardinals nearly pulled out the win behind Blaine Gabbert.

After Arizona recovered a late onside kick attempt, Gabbert threw a 3-yard touchdown pass to Jeremy Ross with nine seconds to play, but the two-point conversion try fell incomplete.

The Bears were up 3-0 and had driven to the Arizona 11 when Mathieu stepped in front of intended receiver Kendall Wright, picked off Glennon's pass and returned it 52 yards to the Chicago 43.

"It was just a ball I shouldn't have thrown," Glennon said, "just a bad decision."

The Cardinals needed 11 plays to drive for the touchdown. Chris Johnson was stuffed on third-and-goal from the 1 but Arizona went for it on fourth down. Palmer found tight end Jermaine Gresham in the back of the end zone and the Cardinals led 7-3.

After Chicago held Arizona's second offensive unit deep in its own territory, Glennon directed the Bears on a six-play, 44-yard drive, capped by a 7-yard touchdown pass to Wright to make it 10-7 with 36 seconds left in the half.

David Johnson barely played for Arizona, gaining 3 yards in three carries.

"He doesn't need to get tackled that much," Arians said. "Get the feel for the game, he and Larry (Fitzgerald) both, and get him out."

Palmer was 9 for 14 for 67 yards and a touchdown.

"Carson was not as sharp as he's been," Arians said. "We didn't get a lot of work against these guys for him and it showed."

Gabbert played the entire second half, completing 14 of 25 for 174 yards with one interception. He ran 4 yards for a score.

SLIPPERY ROOKIE

With Jordan Howard and Jeremy Langford out with injuries, rookie Tarik Cohen started at running back for Chicago and was impressive. The 5-foot-6, 181-pound fourth-round pick out of North Carolina A&T carried 11 times for 77 yards.

"That's the mainstay of my game, being a speedy back with a low center of gravity," Cohen said, "so I'm hard to tackle."

Arians said his starters "tackled really poorly."

MISSING AGAIN

Robert Aguayo, a 2016 second-round draft pick released by Tampa Bay earlier in the week, missed a 49-yarder wide right in his first field goal try for the Bears.

MISSING BEARS

Chicago was without 14 players to start the game due to injuries. The most recent additions were defensive end Akiem Hicks (Achilles) and cornerback Prince Amukamara (hamstring).

INJURIES

Chicago second-team safety Chris Prosinski left the game in the first half with a hamstring injury and defensive lineman Jonathan Bullard left with a glute injury.

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1st Quarter Summary
Time Team Play Detail Bears Cardinals
04:57 Connor Barth 42 yd FG 3 0

2nd Quarter Summary
Time Team Play Detail Bears Cardinals
06:04 Jermaine Gresham 1 yd pass from Carson Palmer (Phil Dawson kick) 3 7
00:36 Kendall Wright 7 yd pass from Mike Glennon (Connor Barth kick) 10 7
00:00 Deonte Thompson 109 yd missed FG return (Connor Barth kick) 17 7

3rd Quarter Summary
Time Team Play Detail Bears Cardinals
07:48 Blaine Gabbert 4 yd run (Phil Dawson kick) 17 14

4th Quarter Summary
Time Team Play Detail Bears Cardinals
01:55 Benny Cunningham 6 yd pass from Mitchell Trubisky (Roberto Aguayo kick) 24 14
01:20 Phil Dawson 52 yd FG 24 17
00:09 Jeremy Ross 3 yd pass from Blaine Gabbert (failed 2pt Pass from Blaine Gabbert) 24 23

Team Stats
  Chicago Arizona
1st Downs 23 22
Total Yards 267 292
Passing 165 252
Passing Completions/Attempts 21-28 25-45
Yards/Pass 5.7 5.4
Rushing 102 40
Rushing Attempts 31 19
Yards/Rush 3.3 2.1
Turnovers 2 1
Fumbles Lost 1 0
Interceptions Thrown 1 1
Possession 33:01 26:59

Chicago Passing
Player CP ATT YDS AVG TD INT
Mike Glennon 13 18 89 4.9 1 1
Mitchell Trubisky 6 8 60 7.5 1 0
Mark Sanchez 2 2 23 11.5 0 0

Arizona Passing
Player CP ATT YDS AVG TD INT
Blaine Gabbert 14 25 174 7.0 1 1
Carson Palmer 9 14 67 4.8 1 0
Drew Stanton 2 6 17 2.8 0 0

Chicago Rushing
Player ATT YDS AVG TD LG
Tarik Cohen 11 77 7.0 0 25
Josh Rounds 9 18 2.0 0 17
Ka'Deem Carey 6 7 1.2 0 4
Benny Cunningham 3 1 0.3 0 1
Mark Sanchez 1 0 0.0 0 0
Connor Shaw 1 -1 -1.0 0 -1

Arizona Rushing
Player ATT YDS AVG TD LG
Andre Ellington 5 11 2.2 0 6
Chris Johnson 4 8 2.0 0 4
Drew Stanton 1 8 8.0 0 8
Blaine Gabbert 2 6 3.0 1 4
Elijhaa Penny 4 4 1.0 0 2
David Johnson 3 3 1.0 0 4

Chicago Receiving
Player REC YDS AVG TD LG
Cameron Meredith 2 26 13.0 0 18
Tanner Gentry 2 19 9.5 0 12
Zach Miller 2 17 8.5 0 11
Freddie Stevenson 1 17 17.0 0 17
Benny Cunningham 3 15 5.0 1 6
Titus Davis 1 14 14.0 0 14
Ka'Deem Carey 2 13 6.5 0 18
Josh Rounds 1 13 13.0 0 13
Dion Sims 1 13 13.0 0 13
Kendall Wright 2 9 4.5 1 7
Adam Shaheen 1 9 9.0 0 9
Daniel Brown 1 5 5.0 0 5
Kevin White 2 2 1.0 0 5

Arizona Receiving
Player REC YDS AVG TD LG
Chris Hubert 4 44 11.0 0 15
Ricky Seals-Jones 1 41 41.0 0 41
Jeremy Ross 4 32 8.0 1 16
Krishawn Hogan 2 32 16.0 0 21
J.J. Nelson 2 26 13.0 0 20
Elijhaa Penny 2 17 8.5 0 10
Chad Williams 1 15 15.0 0 15
Andre Ellington 2 14 7.0 0 9
Ifeanyi Momah 1 12 12.0 0 12
Troy Niklas 1 11 11.0 0 11
Jaron Brown 1 8 8.0 0 8
Chris Johnson 3 5 1.7 0 3
Jermaine Gresham 1 1 1.0 1 1

Chicago Defense
Player TACKLES ASST SACKS SACK YDS
Deon Bush 6 0 0 0
Jerrell Freeman 4 1 0 0
Roy Robertson-Harris 3 0 2 6
Jonathan Bullard 3 0 0 0
Kyle Fuller 3 0 0 0
Cre'von LeBlanc 3 0 0 0
B.W. Webb 3 0 0 0
Marcus Cooper 2 0 0 0
Christian Jones 2 0 0 0
John Timu 2 1 0 0
C.J. Wilson 2 0 0 0
Sam Acho 1 0 0 0
Adrian Amos 1 0 0 0
Quintin Demps 1 0 0 0
Leonard Floyd 1 0 0 0
John Jenkins 1 0 0 0
Dieugot Joseph 1 0 0 0
Eddie Goldman 0 2 0 0
Deiondre' Hall 0 0 0 0
DeAndre Houston-Carson 0 0 0 0
Jaye Howard 0 1 0 0
Eddie Jackson 0 0 0 0
Harold Jones-Quartey 0 1 0 0
Sherrick McManis 0 0 0 0
Cameron Meredith 0 0 0 0
MyCole Pruitt 0 0 0 0
Kendall Wright 0 0 0 0

Arizona Defense
Player TACKLES ASST SACKS SACK YDS
Tyvon Branch 5 0 0 0
Brandon Williams 4 1 0 0
Scooby Wright III 4 0 0 0
Ironhead Gallon 3 0 0 0
Tre'von Johnson 3 1 0 0
Harlan Miller 3 0 0 0
Tramon Williams 3 0 0 0
Xavier Williams 3 0 0 0
Chandler Jones 2 1 0 0
Tyrann Mathieu 2 0 0 0
Robert Nkemdiche 2 0 0 0
Frostee Rucker 2 0 0 0
Alex Bazzie 1 2 1 7
Peli Anau 1 0 0 0
Justin Bethel 1 0 0 0
Cap Capi 1 0 0 0
Markus Golden 1 0 0 0
Zaviar Gooden 1 0 0 0
Kareem Martin 1 0 0 0
David Moala 1 0 0 0
Corey Peters 1 0 0 0
Patrick Peterson 1 0 0 0
Pasoni Tasini 1 0 0 0
Budda Baker 0 1 0 0
Chris Hubert 0 0 0 0
Ifeanyi Momah 0 0 0 0
Elijhaa Penny 0 0 0 0
Haason Reddick 0 1 0 0

Chicago Interceptions
Player INT YDS TD
B.W. Webb 1 0 0

Arizona Interceptions
Player INT YDS TD
Tyrann Mathieu 1 52 0

Chicago Kick Returns
Player KR YDS AVG TD LNG
Benny Cunningham 2 58 29.0 0 41
Daniel Braverman 2 0 0.0 0 0

Arizona Kick Returns
Player KR YDS AVG TD LNG
Kerwynn Williams 1 31 31.0 0 31

Chicago Punt Returns
Player PR YDS AVG TD LNG
Eddie Jackson 2 19 9.5 0 16

Arizona Punt Returns
Player PR YDS AVG TD LNG
Jeremy Ross 1 7 7.0 0 7
Kerwynn Williams 1 0 0.0 0 0

Chicago Kicking
Player FGM FGA PCT LG
Connor Barth 1 1 100.0 42
Roberto Aguayo 0 1 0.0

Arizona Kicking
Player FGM FGA PCT LG
Phil Dawson 1 2 50.0 52

Chicago Punting
Player PUNTS YDS LG
Patrick O'Donnell 4 207 60

Arizona Punting
Player PUNTS YDS LG
Matt Wile 3 129 50
Richie Leone 2 96 54