Bears Beat Texans 20-19 on Late Field Goal

The Chicago Bears came from behind tonight to beat the Houston Texans 20-19 in their preseason opener.

The Bears scored 13 fourth quarter points, including a 47-yard go-ahead field goal by Robbie Gould with 36 seconds remaining.

Rex Grossman, hoping for more consistency in his second full season at starter, looked sharp in two series and completed his first eight passes.

Cedric Benson, in his first season as the featured back, had five carries for 23 yards.

The NFL preseason is a new experience for Benson, who sat out as a rookie because of contract negotiations and last year with a shoulder sprain.

Backup Brian Griese's first pass was intercepted. He redeemed himself on the next drive, finding Mark Bradley for a 31-yard gain before a short touchdown pass to fullback Obafemi Ayanbadejo.


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