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Fistful of Sand: Bears Lose To Broncos 13-10

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Just when you think the game is in hand, it slips away. After taking a 0-0 tie score into the half, the Bears pulled ahead with a Robbie Gould 57-yard field goal, a new career high, and a Marion Barber touchdown dash to push the score to 10-0.

Things were fine until the last five minutes of the fourth quarter, when the Bears allowed the Broncos to score a touchdown with 2:08 remaining. The Bears recovered the onside kick, and everything was copacetic, right?

Wrong.

Marion Barber ran out of bounds on the first play after the two-minute warning and the Bears were forced to give the Broncos the ball back with 50 seconds left, and after knocking a perfect 59-yard kick through the uprights took the game to overtime. After making a diving catch for a first down, Barber then coughed up a fumble at a horrible time, giving the ball back to Denver, and Matt Prater kicked a 51-yarder to end it.

Disappointing numbers after the jump.

Caleb Hanie: 12/19, 115 yards, 79.9 QB Rating

Marion Barber: 27 carries, 108 yards, TD, fumble lost; 2 receptions, 32 yards
Kahlil Bell: 9 carries, 40 yards; 5 receptions, 24 yards
Charles Tillman: INT
Stephen Paea: 2 sacks

Tim Tebow: 21/40, 236 yards, TD, INT, 68.3 QB Rating; 12 carries, 49 yards, fumble lost

Willis McGahee: 17 carries, 34 yards
Demaryius Thomas: 7 receptions, 78 yards, TD
Matt Willis: 4 receptions, 75 yards
DJ Williams: 2 sacks
Von Miller: sack
Elvis Dumervil: sack

Penalties: CHI 8-69 / DEN 4-28
Third Down Conversions: CHI 2-15 / DEN 5-17