Bears give Trestman first win in opener vs. Bengals

Bears give Trestman first win in opener vs. Bengals

Marc Trestman wins his NFL head coaching debut, as the Bears beat the Bengals 24-21 on Sunday at Soldier Field.

CHICAGO - Jay Cutler passed to Brandon Marshall for the go-ahead touchdown in the 4th quarter, helping the Bears rally for a 24-21 victory over the Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday.

Marc Trestman gets the win in his NFL Head Coaching debut.

Cutler threw for 242 yards and Marshall had 104 receiving while adding the late TD.

The Bengals led by 11 in the third quarter and were up 21-17 early in the fourth when Tim Jennings jarred the ball from Mohamed Sanu following a reception and made the recovery.

Chicago took over at its 19 and got an 8-yard run from Matt Forte on fourth-and-inches at the Bengals 27 to keep the drive going. Cutler then found Marshall in the front corner of the end zone for a 19-yard touchdown, giving Chicago a 24-21 lead with 7:58 remaining.

Charles Tillman matched a career-high with two interceptions, giving him 35 overall for Chicago. And Robbie Gould set a franchise record with a 58-yard field goal at the end of the first half.

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