This Thursday, in Week 14 of the NFL, the Dallas Cowboys (9-4, 2nd in NFC East) won over the Chicago Bears (5-8, 4th in the NFC North) by a final score of 41-28. The game was played at Soldier Field in Chicago, and was televised on NFL TV. Let’s recap the game’s football action.
In this game the Cowboys were favored and the beat the Bears on the passing of QB Romo who threw for 3 touchdowns and the rushing from RB Murray who scored a TD and had a season high of 179 yards rushing.
The scoring in the game started with neither team scoring in the 1st quarter, then Dallas scored 14 points in the 2nd quarter while the Bear scored 7 points, thus the game went to half Dallas 14 Chicago 7. The second half saw much more scoring with Dallas scoring 21 in the 3rd quarter, while Chicago was unable to score, then in the 4th quarter the Bears tried to comeback scoring 21 points, which was no sufficient as Dallas scored another 6 points, thus the final score of the game was Dallas 41 and Chicago 28.
The team statistics indicate that the Bears had 21 first downs on 61 plays for some 376 total yards, with 341 passing and 35 rushing, with 1 interception and 1 fumble lost, as they had ball possession for 32:28 minutes of the game. The Cowboys made 21-1st downs on 62 plays for some 397 total offensive yards, with 203 passing and 194 rushing yards, with no turnovers as the possessed the ball for 27:32 minutes of the game.
In this game Dallas with a 14-7 lead at half, then scored some 21 straight point in the 3rd quarter, before Chicago was able to try and rally to win the game. Romo whose back was bothering him was still able to complete 21 of his 26 pass attempts in the game for at rating of 138 on his 205 yard passing. Dallas RB Murray rushed on 32 occasions scoring 1 TD and for the 11th game when over 100 yards for the season, then also caught 9 passes for some 49 yards. Receiver Beasley for the Cowboys had 3 TD receptions, one for 13 yards and the other for 24 yards in the game.
Even as the Bears lost the game, the Bears QB Cutler still had a decent game as he passed for some 341 total yards, with 2 touchdowns and 1 interception, without being sacked in the game. While his receiver Bennett, a former Cowboy caught 12 passes for some 84 yards in the game scoring 1 TD.
After this game, on Monday, the 15th at 8:30 PM, the Bears 5-8 play at home against the New Orleans Saints 5-7 (1st in NFC South). Meanwhile, the Cowboys 9-4 will play at the Philadelphia Eagles now 9-3 (1st NFC East) at 8:30 PM ET and on NBC TV.