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Game Recap: The Chiefs Fall to the Bears, 18-17, and Drop to 1-4 on the Season

The Bears rallied from a 17-3 deficit at half

The Chicago Bears defeated the Kansas City Chiefs, 18-17, at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Mo. on Sunday afternoon.

The Bears rallied behind two, fourth-quarter Jay Cutler touchdown passes to turn 17-3 half-time deficit into an 18-17 win.

The Chiefs opened up the lead early thanks to their defense.

With second-and-11 from the Bears own 8-yard line, Cutler was sacked by Jaye Howard and Allen Bailey. Cutler then fumbled the ball in the end zone. Rookie linebacker Ramik Wilson, in his first career start, recovered the ball for the touchdown and a 7-0 Chiefs lead.

After a Bears field goal at the end of the first quarter, the Chiefs added to their lead with the offense in the second.

With a little more than 10 minutes to go, QB Alex Smith hit wide receiver De'Anthony Thomas for a 19-yard gain and his first touchdown of the season.

Cairo Santos added a 35-yard field goal right before the end of the half for a 17-3 lead.

Running back Jamaal Charles injured his knee early in the third quarter and was ruled out by officials for the remainder of the game. Before suffering the injury, he had compiled 12 carries for 58 yards rushing.

The Bears kicked a field goal in the third quarter to make the game 17-6 headed into the final quarter.

That's when Bears rallied for 12 points on two passing touchdowns by Cutler. First, Cutler hit Marquess Wilson for a 22-yard strike, but a failed two-point conversion only made the game 17-12.

The Bears would then get a stop and the ball back. With 18 seconds left in the game, Cutler hit RB Matt Forte for the go-ahead touchdown.  

Santos' 66-yard field goal attempt as time expired fell short as the Bears held on to claim the victory, 18-17.

Smith finished 16 of 30 for 181 yards passing and a touchdown. WR Jeremy Maclin finished with 8 receptions for 85 yards receiving. Cutler was 26 of 45 for 252 yards passing and 2 touchdowns.

Photos from the Chiefs week five matchup against the Bears

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