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                === Texans down Bears in defensive battle ===
 
 Chicago,  IL (Sports Network) - Matt Schaub threw the game's lone touchdown to
 Arian  Foster, and  the  Houston  Texans prevailed  in  a defensive  slugfest,
 posting a 13-6 win over the Chicago Bears at Soldier Field.
 
 Foster  had 102 yards  on 29 carries and added 15 yards on five receptions for
 the  Texans  (8-1), who  tied  a  franchise  record  by winning  their  fourth
 consecutive road game.
 
 "You got to be able to win all kinds of ways. We were able to muster it up and
 win the way we had to tonight," said Houston coach Gary Kubiak.
 
 Jason  Campbell filled  in  at quarterback  for a  concussed  Jay Cutler,  but
 couldn't lead Chicago (7-2) on a game-tying drive in the waning moments.
 
 A steady rain and two play-making defenses made points hard to come by, and in
 the first half, the play on the field matched the sloppy weather.
 
 Houston and Chicago combined for six turnovers in the opening 30 minutes, with
 the Texans forcing four of them.
 
 "When  you play a good football team like the Texans, you have to get off to a
 fast  start  and you just can't  make some of  the mistakes we made early on,"
 said Bears coach Lovie Smith.
 
 After  going three-and-out  on  the game's  opening  possession, the  visitors
 immediately  got  the ball  back when  safety Danieal  Manning, a former Bear,
 dislodged the ball from tight end Kellen Davis on first down.
 
 Houston   linebacker   Tim  Dobbins,  who  delivered  the  likely  concussion-
 inducing  hit on Cutler later in the first half, returned the fumble 32 yards,
 but an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty moved the ball back to the Chicago 43.
 
 The  Texans marched to the two-yard line before Shayne Graham kicked a 20-yard
 field goal.
 
 Each  of the next four drives were derailed by turnovers. Chicago running back
 Michael  Bush  fumbled  after  an  11-yard run  on  fourth  down,  Schaub  was
 intercepted  twice  by Tim Jennings and  Manning picked off Cutler. The latter
 takeaway by the Bears led to a 51-yard Robbie Gould field goal.
 
 After an exchanging of punts, Justin Forsett broke off a 25-yard run to set up
 Foster's  diving catch in  the end zone for a 2-yard score with 4:14 remaining
 in the second quarter.
 
 Cutler  was  believed to have  been injured on  the Bears' next possession. He
 absorbed  on a  hard shot at midfield  from Dobbins on a 42-yard pass to Devin
 Hester.
 
 The  play,  however, was  negated  due  to  offsetting penalties.  Cutler  got
 called  for  an  illegal forward  pass  because  he  was  beyond the  line  of
 scrimmage, while Dobbins was flagged for unnecessary roughness.
 
 Cutler  remained  in the game  and threw his  second interception later in the
 drive. He finished the half, but was replaced by Campbell after the break.
 
 "At halftime, we came in and Jay told me to get ready," Campbell said.
 
 Campbell,  who had thrown one pass all season entering the game, led the Bears
 to  a 24-yard Gould  field goal late in the third quarter. On the next Chicago
 drive, Gould watched his 48-yard attempt bounce off the left upright.
 
 Graham put the Texans up seven by nailing a 42-yarder with 4:49 remaining.
 
 The  Bears  started their  final drive  from their own  38-yard line, but Matt
 Forte  was  wrapped up  for a  3-yard loss  on first  down before an offensive
 holding  penalty  pushed the  ball back to  the 25. After  passes of seven and
 eight yards, Campbell's fourth-down pass fell incomplete.
 
                                   Game Notes
 
 Schaub finished with just 95 yards on 14-of-26 passing ... Foster has scored a
 touchdown  in 11 straight games ... Cutler left the game having completed half
 of  his 14  passes for 40 yards.  Campbell connected on 11-of-19 throws for 94
 yards  ... Forte ran for 39 yards on 16 carries ... The Bears had 249 yards of
 total  offense, while  the Texans were limited to 215 yards ... Houston played
 without tight end Owen Daniels because of a back/hip injury.
 
 
 11/12 01:45:22 ET

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