Coming off a blow out Monday night loss that first team kept close the Bears hope for a better showing as they traveled to Nashvile, TN for game three of the preseason. Different Titans team with both Kerry Colins and Vince Young gone. The Titans come into this game without star RB Chris Johnson with issues on a contract extension. Their new QB tonite is no stranger t the Bears in Matt Hasselbeck who they faced in the regular season in a loss and in the playoffs with a win playing with the Seahawks.
Bears Offense #1
Bears start out great as Jay Cutler hits Roy Williams with a 17 yard completion on 1st down. Next play on 2nd Cutler is picked trying to go back to Williams by the Titans Michael Griffin. Looks like Lovie & Martz want to get Williams into the game early.
Bears defense #1
With great field position the Titans start inside the bears 40 yard line. three Hasslebeck passes with him in the shotgun 2nd and 3rd down and Tiitans bring in Rob Bironas who misses a 51 yard FG attempt.
Bears offense #2
Little movement on this drive by the Bears on the downs 1 & 2. On third down Cutler hits Earl Bennett with 18 yard hook up for a FD. Driving down Williams mis communication causes a sure big play on a 2nd down. Dane Sanzenbzcher bails out Williams next play with a 17 yard pick up. Bears in the red zone get a 2 plays later get a TD from Matt Forte up the middle. Impressive drive after the TO going 12 plays and for 59 yards.
Bears 7 Titans 0
Bears defense #2
On opening play Melton and brian Urlacher make a great play stuffing C Johnson's replacement Jamie Harper On 3rd and 8 Nick Roach helps the Titans by jumping off side but Hasselbeck is short on pass 3rd and 3 and the Titans punt.
Bears offense #3
Bears start from their 19 yard line. Forte makes some moves to pick up 6 yards. The bears later would get two FD on third down and are 5-5 on third picking up FD to this point. Forte rips another big run for 14 yards and the bears are on the Titans side. Next another Forte run for 19 and another trip into the red zone. Drop passes by the Bears and Robbie Gould in and misses a 29 yard FG.
Bears defense #3
Hasselbeck and Harper gets the Titans going this drive. Switching run and pass the Titans drive to the Bears 34. Three plays later instead of a FG attempt the Titans go for it and are denied by a great play by Charles Tillman to break the pass up.
Bears offense #4
Bears start from their own 29. 2nd down Cutler hits bennett to the Titans side of the field. Hester is wide open next but to short to haul in a catch as the ball grazes his fingers. Bears pick up enough yard to get int FG range where Gould hits a longer one from the miss at 29 with a 44 yarder.
Bears 10 Titans 0
Bears defense #4
Titans start from their 20. Nate Washington starts to make him self involved with great catch for 21 yards. Hasselbeck picks up 9 getting away from a sack. Urlacher makes another great help tackle with Israel Idonije to stuff on Harper. Next play Hasselbeck hits Ahmard Hall into the red zone. Four plays later Harper scores a 9 yard TD run.
Bears 10 Titans 7
Bears offense #5
bears go no huddle for three plays and halftime is reached.
Bears Defense #5
Harper still in the game at RB. Titans get a FD but stall and punt after that. Bears defense comes out at the half focussed.
Bears offense #6
Bears go three and out looking lost to start their first second half drive.
Bears defense #6
Jake Locker is in as the titans QB. Three and out results.
Bears offense #7
Caleb Hanie in for cutler at QB. Kahlil Bell has a couple short runs with a holding call later killing a great 10 yard pick up. Bennett picks up 20 yard pickup on a catch and Bears again in the Titans red zone. Hanie makes a mistake later throwing a pick six to the Titans Tommie Cambell.
Titans 14 Bears 10
Bears offense #8
Bell makes some great runs as the OL is opening up good holes the entire game. Bears get into FG range and Gould hits his second to cut the lead to 1.
Titans 14 Bears 13
Bears defense #7
Zachk Bowman and Amobi Okoye make plays and Titans go three
Bears offense #9
Once again a couple of god Bell runs but the Bears end up punting.
Bears defense #8
The Bears shut the Titans down. Titans punt but get a FD when the Bears block the ball into the arms of a Titan who picks up the FD. Okoye makes another tackle for a loss and Titans end up punting.
Bears offense #10
1:10 left and no time outs the Bears turn the ball over on downs.
Bears defense #9
Couple of knees by Titans and final is 14-13 Titans.
Two mistakes. A miss FG and a pick six does the Bears in. All in all great performance by the defense. Offense still needs to score TD in the red zone.