Philadelphia Eagles defensive end, Derek Barnett, sacks the Chicago Bears quarterback, Mitchell Trubisky, in the second quarter. The Eagles went on to defeat the Bears 22-14.
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The Philadelphia Eagles tried to blow a 19-point lead to the Chicago Bears, but managed to hold on for a 22-14 victory in a rematch of the NFC Wild Card Game to move to 5-4 on the year. Philadelphia allowed the Bears to score 14 unanswered points after taking a 19-0 lead in the third quarter, but put together one of their most impressive drives of the season in taking 8:14 off the clock in the fourth quarter, converting four consecutive third downs in the most critical junction of the game.
Chicago never got the ball back after Jake Elliott hit a 38-yard field goal with 26 seconds left to make it 22-14. Bears tight end Adam Shaheen muffed the catch on the kickoff and the Eagles recovered to deny Chicago a last ditch effort for a Hail Mary and an attempt to tie the game with a two-point conversion.
Jordan Howard scored a touchdown in his first game against his former team, finishing with 19 carries for 82 yards and a touchdown. Zach Ertz had his best game of the season as the Eagles tight end had nine catches for 103 yards and a touchdown, a 25-yard catch for his second score of 2019.
The Bears had just nine total yards in the first half, but rallied back in this game with two scoring drives in three possessions between the third and fourth quarter. Chicago’s offense had no turnovers, but finished with just 164 yards of offense. Mitchell Trubisky went 10 of 21 for 125 yards with no touchdowns and a 66.6 passer rating. The Bears have lost their fourth consecutive game after a 3-1 start to the season, falling to 3-5 and remaining in last place in the NFC North.