Chicago Bears vs. Cincinnati Bengals

CHI
33
CIN
7
FINAL
1234T
CHI 6671433
CIN 70007

Game Information
Location: Paul Brown Stadium Cincinnati, Ohio
Attendance: 52,002

CINCINNATI (AP) Rookie Mitchell Trubisky knew there would be plenty of openings against Cincinnati's depleted defense.

The Bears exploited every one of them for their most-lopsided victory in five years.

Trubisky threw for a touchdown and ran for another in his best showing yet, and Chicago ended a five-game losing streak by routing the lackluster Cincinnati Bengals 33-7 on Sunday.

Jordan Howard ran for 147 yards and a pair of touchdowns as the Bears (4-9) dominated a matchup of the NFL's worst offenses.

Their rookie quarterback took full advantage of an aggressive game plan, completing a career-high 25 passes out of 32 attempts for 271 yards. He also ran 4 yards for a score.

"We just had fun doing it," said Trubisky, who has completed 37 of 47 passes in the past two games without an interception. "We trusted the plan, went out there and let it loose."

The Bengals (5-8) were coming off a 23-20 loss to the Steelers on Monday night that crushed their playoff hopes and gutted their defense.

The Bears piled up a season-high 482 yards against a unit missing starting cornerbacks Adam "Pacman" Jones and Dre Kirkpatrick as well as linebackers Vontaze Burfict and Nick Vigil.

"We knew they were banged up on that side of the ball and we wanted to take advantage," Trubisky said.

The Bengals described themselves as embarrassed by their worst home drubbing since a 34-3 loss to Baltimore in 2008. Many of the 52,002 fans headed for the exits early in the fourth quarter.

"I'm at a loss for words today," said coach Marvin Lewis, whose contract is up at the end of the season.

Everyone in the NFL's lowest-ranked offense had a big game. Tarik Cohen ran for 80 yards, and Kendall Wright caught 10 passes for 107 yards - the first Bears receiver to top 100 yards this season.

Andy Dalton was picked off for the first time since Oct. 22 in Pittsburgh, ending his career-best streak of 193 attempts without an interception.

The interception set up Trubisky's 1-yard touchdown pass that put the Bears in control 26-7 early in the fourth quarter, their biggest lead of the season.

"Definitely embarrassing," said Bengals receiver A.J. Green, who had a dozen passes thrown his way but managed only five catches for 64 yards. "It's been a strange season for me."

TOPPING 1,000

Howard has rushed for 1,032 yards this season. He's the first Bears running back to start their career with consecutive 1,000-yard seasons.

"There's a great running back tradition here, a lot to live up to," Howard said. "So to do so, it's a great feeling."

ROUGH WELCOME

The Bears signed kicker Mike Nugent after Cairo Santos went on injured reserve with a groin injury during the week. Nugent spent seven seasons with the Bengals, who released him last season after a streak of missed field goals and extra points. He was booed loudly whenever he came onto the field to kick.

Nugent missed an extra-point attempt - he hit the right upright - after Chicago's first touchdown, but was good on every other kick, including field goals of 34 and 27 yards.

"You're going to think of some of the negative stuff, but I had a really good time playing here in Cincinnati," Nugent said. "I hated to see my run here end."

HUGE NUMBERS

The Bears' big offensive game came on the heels of two of their worst. They managed only 140 and 147 yards in losses to the Eagles and 49ers the past two weeks.

AJ & AJ

Green went in to play defense on Chicago's desperation pass at the end of the first half, which fell incomplete - Green wound up with the ball. Backup quarterback AJ McCarron got his first playing time of the season, filling in during the closing minutes. He was 4 of 8 for 47 yards with a sack.

ILOKA'S DAY

Bengals safety George Iloka initially was suspended one game for his hit to Antonio Brown's head during the Steelers' win on Monday. The suspension was overturned on appeal. Iloka had eight tackles, third on the team.

INJURIES

Bears: Right guard Kyle Long went on injured reserve with a shoulder injury, but the Bears' offensive line had its way as Chicago piled up 29 first downs, more than double Cincinnati's total.

Bengals: Running back Joe Mixon was inactive because of a concussion suffered on Monday night. Giovani Bernard carried 11 times for 62 yards as Cincinnati's offense managed only 234 yards.

UP NEXT

The Bears play at Detroit on Saturday. They lost to the Lions 27-24 on Nov. 19.

The Bengals play at Minnesota on Sunday, facing former defensive coordinator Mike Zimmer.

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1st Quarter Summary
Time Team Play Detail Bears Bengals
11:00 Jordan Howard 21 yd run (missed kick) 6 0
02:15 Brandon LaFell 14 yd pass from Andy Dalton (Randy Bullock kick) 6 7

2nd Quarter Summary
Time Team Play Detail Bears Bengals
12:38 Mike Nugent 34 yd FG 9 7
01:46 Mike Nugent 27 yd FG 12 7

3rd Quarter Summary
Time Team Play Detail Bears Bengals
04:54 Mitchell Trubisky 4 yd run (Mike Nugent kick) 19 7

4th Quarter Summary
Time Team Play Detail Bears Bengals
14:52 Adam Shaheen 1 yd pass from Mitchell Trubisky (Mike Nugent kick) 26 7
09:18 Jordan Howard 8 yd run (Mike Nugent kick) 33 7

Team Stats
  Chicago Cincinnati
1st Downs 29 14
Total Yards 482 234
Passing 250 164
Passing Completions/Attempts 25-32 18-37
Yards/Pass 7.4 4.1
Rushing 232 70
Rushing Attempts 38 13
Yards/Rush 6.1 5.4
Turnovers 0 2
Fumbles Lost 0 1
Interceptions Thrown 0 1
Possession 38:09 21:51

Chicago Passing
Player CP ATT YDS AVG TD INT
Mitchell Trubisky 25 32 271 8.5 1 0

Cincinnati Passing
Player CP ATT YDS AVG TD INT
Andy Dalton 14 29 141 4.9 1 1
AJ McCarron 4 8 47 5.9 0 0

Chicago Rushing
Player ATT YDS AVG TD LG
Jordan Howard 23 147 6.4 2 21
Tarik Cohen 12 80 6.7 0 29
Mitchell Trubisky 2 5 2.5 1 4
Michael Burton 1 0 0.0 0 0

Cincinnati Rushing
Player ATT YDS AVG TD LG
Giovani Bernard 11 62 5.6 0 21
Brian Hill 2 8 4.0 0 4

Chicago Receiving
Player REC YDS AVG TD LG
Kendall Wright 10 107 10.7 0 18
Josh Bellamy 2 52 26.0 0 36
Adam Shaheen 4 44 11.0 1 18
Dion Sims 2 32 16.0 0 19
Benny Cunningham 2 14 7.0 0 9
Daniel Brown 2 9 4.5 0 6
Jordan Howard 1 8 8.0 0 8
Tarik Cohen 2 5 2.5 0 3

Cincinnati Receiving
Player REC YDS AVG TD LG
Giovani Bernard 6 68 11.3 0 27
A.J. Green 5 64 12.8 0 20
Brandon LaFell 3 24 8.0 1 14
Tyler Boyd 1 15 15.0 0 15
Alex Erickson 1 9 9.0 0 9
Ryan Hewitt 1 6 6.0 0 6
Brian Hill 1 2 2.0 0 2
Josh Malone 0 0 0.0 0
C.J. Uzomah 0 0 0.0 0
Tyler Kroft 0 0 0.0 0

Chicago Defense
Player TACKLES ASST SACKS SACK YDS
Prince Amukamara 6 0 0 0
Danny Trevathan 4 6 0 0
Kyle Fuller 3 0 0 0
Eddie Jackson 3 1 0 0
Nick Kwiatkoski 2 1 0 0
Lamarr Houston 1 0 1 10
Howard Jones 1 0 1 9
Roy Robertson-Harris 1 0 1 5
Sam Acho 1 3 0 0
Bryce Callahan 1 0 0 0
Akiem Hicks 1 0 0 0
John Jenkins 1 1 0 0
John Timu 1 0 0 0
Ben Braunecker 0 0 0 0
Marcus Cooper 0 0 0 0
Rashaad Coward 0 0 0 0
Benny Cunningham 0 0 0 0
Christian Jones 0 0 0 0
Sherrick McManis 0 0 0 0
Chris Prosinski 0 2 0 0

Cincinnati Defense
Player TACKLES ASST SACKS SACK YDS
Jordan Evans 9 1 0 0
George Iloka 7 1 0 0
Clayton Fejedelem 5 5 0 0
Vincent Rey 5 1 0 0
Michael Johnson 4 2 2 21
Darqueze Dennard 4 0 0 0
William Jackson 3 0 0 0
KeiVarae Russell 3 0 0 0
Andrew Billings 2 2 0 0
Josh Shaw 2 1 0 0
Jordan Willis 2 0 0 0
Carlos Dunlap 1 0 0 0
Ryan Glasgow 1 2 0 0
Tony McRae 1 0 0 0
Kevin Minter 1 1 0 0
Tyler Boyd 0 0 0 0
Cody Core 0 0 0 0
A.J. Green 0 0 0 0
C.J. Uzomah 0 0 0 0

Chicago Interceptions
Player INT YDS TD
Eddie Jackson 1 6 0

Cincinnati Interceptions
Player INT YDS TD
No interceptions.

Chicago Kick Returns
Player KR YDS AVG TD LNG
Tarik Cohen 2 39 19.5 0 22

Cincinnati Kick Returns
Player KR YDS AVG TD LNG
Alex Erickson 5 97 19.4 0 32

Chicago Punt Returns
Player PR YDS AVG TD LNG
Tarik Cohen 2 7 3.5 0 6

Cincinnati Punt Returns
Player PR YDS AVG TD LNG
Alex Erickson 2 12 6.0 0 7

Chicago Kicking
Player FGM FGA PCT LG
Mike Nugent 2 2 100.0 34

Cincinnati Kicking
Player FGM FGA PCT LG
No kicking stats.

Chicago Punting
Player PUNTS YDS LG
Patrick O'Donnell 3 142 50

Cincinnati Punting
Player PUNTS YDS LG
Kevin Huber 5 251 57