[51] Adewale Ogunleye received the NFC Defensive Player of the Week award for recording a safety, three tackles-for-loss, and making a key fourth down stop during the game.[52]. Needing a win to stay alive in the playoff picture, the Bears flew to Reliant Stadium for a crucial Week 17 interconference battle with the Houston Texans. All rights reserved. Chicago got off to a fast first-quarter start as quarterback Kyle Orton completed a 4-yard touchdown pass to wide receiver Brandon Lloyd, followed by kicker Robbie Gould's 37-yard field goal. In the third quarter, the high-scoring mayhem continued as WR Rashied Davis recovered a fumble within Minnesota's endzone for a touchdown. [24] Various veteran running backs, such as Kevin Jones and Shaun Alexander, were reportedly interested in filling Benson's absence,[25] The team acquired P.J. A complete listing of current Chicago Bears players. Q1 – ATL – 9:13 – Jason Elam 29 yd FG (ATL 3–0), Q1 – ATL – 0:59 – Jason Elam 48 yd FG (ATL 6–0), Q2 – ATL – 7:49 – Jason Elam 32 yd FG (ATL 9–0), Q2 – CHI – 4:02 – Robbie Gould 36 yd FG (ATL 9–3), Q3 – ATL – 10:36 – Jason Elam 41 yd FG (ATL 12–3), Q3 – CHI – 2:24 – Matt Forté 3 yd TD run (Gould kick) (ATL 12–10), Q4 – ATL – 13:25 – 3 yd TD pass from Matt Ryan to Roddy White (Elam kick) (ATL 19–10), Q4 – CHI – 4:00 – Robbie Gould 32 yd FG (ATL 19–13), Q4 – CHI – 0:11 – 17 yd TD pass from Kyle Orton to Rashied Davis (Gould kick) (CHI 20–19), Q4 – ATL – 0:00 – Jason Elam 48 yd FG (ATL 22–20). The 89 combined points became the highest single-game scoring total in the history of the Bears/Vikings rivalry. In the third quarter, Chicago added onto its lead with FB Jason McKie getting a 1-yard TD run. In the first quarter, Chicago struck first as QB Kyle Orton completed a 65-yard TD pass to WR Devin Hester. The Bears would reply with rookie running back Matt Forté getting a 3-yard touchdown run. In an interview, Jerry Angelo, the team's general manager, stated the Bears will seek to bring stability to their offense by creating competition for their current running backs and quarterbacks through free agency and the upcoming draft. [13] The Bears also signed former Washington Redskins wide receiver Brandon Lloyd. 4. Name POS Age HT WT Exp College; Nick Foles 9. Do you have a sports website? [49], Peyton Manning helped the Colts narrow their deficit by throwing a six-yard touchdown pass to Reggie Wayne. Pro-Football-Reference utilizes Official NFL data for current NFL seasons. Are you a Stathead, too? Record: 9-7-0, 2nd in  (Schedule and Results), Other Notable Asst. The Bears would get on the board as kicker Robbie Gould got a 36-yard field goal. The Bears responded with QB Kyle Orton completing an 18-yard TD pass to TE Greg Olsen, along with RB Garrett Wolfe returning a blocked punt 17 yards for a touchdown. Our reasoning for presenting offensive logos. In the second quarter, Atlanta increased its lead with Elam getting a 32-yard field goal. [5] A few days later, Jerry Angelo stated the franchise would not re-sign Ruben Brown, and suggested the team was in the process of rebuilding their offensive line. Or write about sports? Chicago immediately got the lead as free safety Danieal Manning returned the game's opening kickoff 83 yards for a touchdown. Angelo stated that he believed "free agency begins at home". With the loss, the Bears' season ended at 9–7. [43][44] Chris Williams, the team's top draft pick, missed the camp's first weekend after sustaining a minor back injury. Chicago would close out the half with kicker Robbie Gould getting a 43-yard field goal. The browser you are using is no longer … With the win, Chicago kept its playoff hopes alive by improving to 8–6. In the third quarter, Chicago tried to rally as Orton completed a 2-yard TD pass to Forté, yet Minnesota answered with RB Chester Taylor getting a 21-yard TD run. Data Provided By [27], The Bears held the fourteenth overall pick in the 2008 NFL Draft. [6] The Bears then focused their attention to their quarterbacks; re-signing Rex Grossman,[7] and extending Kyle Orton's contract for another year. In the fourth quarter, the Packers pulled away as Crosby made a 33-yard field goal, DE Jason Hunter returned a fumble 54 yards for a touchdown, and Crosby nailing a 45-yard field goal. In overtime, Tampa Bay got the victory as Bryant nailed the game-winning 21-yard field goal.