Bears vs. Cardinals: Full Highlights and Recap

Jesse ReedCorrespondent IDecember 23, 2012

The Chicago Bears kept their playoff hopes alive in Week 16 by beating the Arizona Cardinals by a score of 28-13.

Chicago's defense scored two touchdowns in this game, as Zach Bowman took a Beanie Wells fumble to the house in the first quarter and Charles Tillman returned an interception for a touchdown early in the third quarter. 

Chicago dominated the game throughout, and if not for an 82-yard return of a blocked field goal by Justin Bethel in the fourth quarter, the Cardinals would have only scored six points. 

Jay Cutler completed less than half his passes and threw just one touchdown, but that was all the Bears needed from him, as Arizona's quarterback problems continued to manifest in this game.

Ryan Lindley and Brian Hoyer combined to throw two interceptions, and the Cardinals running game only managed 29 total yards in another pathetic offensive performance from Arizona in 2012. 

Matt Forte only carried the ball 12 times, but he made the most of his efforts, rushing for 88 yards and a touchdown. 

One bright spot for the Cardinals was the play of Larry Fitzgerald, who caught eight passes for 111 yards in defeat.

The Bears improved to 9-6 on the season and will head to Detroit to face the Lions in Week 17, while the Cardinals fell to 5-10 and will hit the road to face the San Francisco 49ers next Sunday.


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