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Breaking: Bears turn defense into offense

Charles Tillman AP

This was not the start Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton was looking for in his third NFL season.

Dalton’s second pass of the 2013 campaign was intercepted by Bears cornerback Charles Tillman, who got in front of Bengals star wideout A.J. Green, giving Chicago the ball on the Cincinnati 36.

Seven plays later, Bears quarterback Jay Cutler found tight end Martellus Bennett for an eight-yard touchdown in the back of the end zone, giving Chicago a 7-0 lead a little more than five minutes into the game.

The interception was Tillman’s 34th in regular-season play in an NFL career defined by his ability to cause turnovers. That knack has helped Chicago quite a bit over the years, and it gave Marc Trestman’s club an early lead on Sunday.

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8 Responses to “Breaking: Bears turn defense into offense”
  1. jerrykill4pres says: Sep 8, 2013 1:28 PM

    Your kidding right? Peanut Tillman turned someone over? This is nothing new. He’s been the best over how many years at stripping the ball, and he does come up with a couple int’s as well. I think he’s a very underrated db.

  2. macaroniandcheese01 says: Sep 8, 2013 1:32 PM

    peanut!

  3. larryboodry says: Sep 8, 2013 1:38 PM

    So far, so good.

  4. blackhawks2010 says: Sep 8, 2013 2:27 PM

    Can someone cover AJ Green? He’s their only weapon, stop him and they are done.

  5. larryboodry says: Sep 8, 2013 2:37 PM

    Dalton-to-Green is killing us.

  6. iowahbr says: Sep 8, 2013 2:39 PM

    Down 14 10 at half but same old Bears offense. Dropped balls and 3 and longs that don’t get converted. Special bonus for each Bears first down. Did Lovie really leave or is he just hiding somewhere in the upper deck? that 8 and 8 Bears projection looking looking unwise already and we’ve only played 1/2 a game.

  7. chi01town says: Sep 8, 2013 2:40 PM

    Bears have to score points off turn overs, and use Marshall more. Tillman and his defense will help win this game

  8. ososrule says: Sep 8, 2013 4:06 PM

    Stupid “Who Dey” Bengals Fans! Welcome to the NFL Bengals! LOL! Bears Win!

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