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Jay Cutler leads comeback drive as Bears beat Chiefs

Derrick Johnson, Jay Cutler


After being dismissed as the worst team in football for the first three weeks of the season, the Bears have won two in a row.

The Chiefs lost a game, lost their best offensive player and lost any realistic hope of making the playoffs.

It was a topsy-turvy game today in Kansas City, with the Chiefs dominating most of the way. But the Bears’ fourth-quarter rally, led by Jay Cutler, ended with a touchdown pass to Matt Forte that made the winning margin 18-17.

The Chiefs got the ball back just in time to march across midfield and sent Cairo Santos onto the field to attempt a 66-yard field goal as time expired, but that kick wasn’t even close.

The big story of the day, however, is that Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles suffered what appeared to be a season-ending knee injury. Without Charles, the Chiefs’ best offensive player, there’s almost no chance of Kansas City turning this season around and getting to the playoffs. This is shaping up to be a long year in Kansas City.

But it might not be as bad a season in Chicago as everyone thought. The Bears head to Detroit next week with a chance to get to .500.