Bears rally past Eagles


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PHILADELPHIA — Matt Forte bounced back from two costly turnovers and Jay Cutler rallied the resilient Chicago Bears to a 30-24 victory over the Philadelphia Eagles on Monday night.

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Philadelphia Eagles running back LeSean McCoy is tackled by Chicago Bears safety Major Wright.  Associated Press
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Philadelphia Eagles running back LeSean McCoy is tackled by Chicago Bears safety Major Wright.

Cutler threw a go-ahead 5-yard TD pass to Earl Bennett in the fourth quarter, Forte ran for 133 yards and the Bears (5-3) won their third consecutive game.

It was a crushing loss for Michael Vick and the Eagles (3-5), who blew a fourth-quarter lead for the fourth time this season. Jeremy Maclin fell down and was tackled at the Bears 30 after a 9-yard catch on fourth-and-10 with just under two minutes left.

The defending NFC East champions trail the New York Giants (6-2) by three games.

Chicago is third in the NFC North behind Green Bay (8-0) and Detroit (6-2).

The Eagles were trying to even their record with their third consecutive win after an awful 1-4 start threatened to ruin a season that began with Super Bowl aspirations.

It was the fifth consecutive year that the two teams have met. Chicago has now won four of those meetings, including a 31-26 victory at Soldier Field last November.

Philadelphia safety Nate Allen left the game after sustaining a concussion in the first quarter. He did not return.

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avidreader 11/08/11 - 06:25 am
Michael Vick. Bad Karma.

Michael Vick. Bad Karma. Still paying the piper for his criminal journey. Yes, he has changed dramatically; however . . .

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