Short-handed Bears hang in, win
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Jay Cutler spent the afternoon dodging defenders behind a patchwork line.
It just made his fourth-quarter comeback even more impressive.
Cutler led the Bears to two touchdowns in the closing minutes, the second a 7-yard toss to Matt Forte with 18 seconds left, as Chicago came back to beat the Chiefs.
"I knew we needed to make some plays in the fourth quarter. I trust the guys around me," Cutler said of his second start after a hamstring injury. "I know all I've got to do is get the ball out to them and they'll do most of the hard work."
Without injured receivers Alshon Jeffery and Eddie Royal, plus three starting offensive linemen, the Bears trailed 17-3 early in the third quarter. After Robbie Gould's second field goal, Cutler led an 88-yard drive capped with a 22-yard pass to Marquess Wilson with 3:05 left. The 2-point conversion came up short, leaving the Bears down 17-12, but they forced a quick three-and-out to set up the winning score.