Chicago Bears running back Matt Forte had gone for over a calendar year without losing a fumble in a game. He fumbled twice last night against the Philadelphia Eagles to put the Bears in a hole in the fourth quarter. Bears' quarterback Jay Cutler was able to step up and in the fourth quarter found his former college teammate, Earl Bennett for the go-ahead touchdown that pushed the final score to 30-24 in the Bears favor.
For the Eagles Monday night's loss was the fourth time this year that they allowed a team to come back in the fourth quarter. With less than two minutes left the Eagles needed to convert a fourth-and-ten to stay in the game, but Jeremy Maclin fell down while catching a Mike Vick pass one yard short of the first down marker.
Eagle's running back LeSean McCoy took advantage of Forte's second fumble in the game, scoring on a 33-yard run to give the Eagles a 24-17 lead in the third quarter. The Eagles would not score again and watched as the Bears ripped off 13 unanswered points to seal the game. McCoy's touchdown was his eighth straight game with a score and tied the club record.
Michael Vick, who was 21 of 38 for 213 yards and an interception, fell to 0-4 as a starter for his career against the Bears. His counterpart, Cutler, was 18 of 32 for 208 yards and two touchdowns.