Chicago 38, N.Y. Jets 34

Sunday, December 26, 2010 1:00 PM
WHEN: 1:00 PM EST, Sunday, December 26, 2010
WHERE: Soldier Field, Chicago, Illinois
TEMPERATURE: 33°
HEAD OFFICIAL: Walt Coleman
ATTENDANCE: 62310

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 Total
N.Y. Jets 0 24 7 3 34
Chicago 10 7 21 0 38

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
N.Y. Jets 10-5 4-3 6-2 L1
Chicago 11-4 5-3 6-1 W2

Recap

Jay Cutler threw for three touchdowns and ran for another and Chris Harris came up with a game-clinching interception as the host Chicago Bears won a wild 38-34 shootout over the New York Jets on Sunday.

Matt Forte ran for 113 yards and a touchdown, ending the Jets’ NFL-best 21-game stretch without allowing a 100-yard rusher.

Chicago (11-4) can now clinch a first-round bye with a win over Green Bay next week. The Jets (10-5), meanwhile, still clinched a playoff berth when Jacksonville lost to Washington in overtime.

In an unexpectedly high-scoring affair, Cutler’s third touchdown pass of the second half gave the Bears a 38-31 lead with 6:14 left in the third.

Nick Folk’s second field goal, three seconds into the fourth quarter, cut the deficit to 38-34. But the Bears’ defense held the Jets in check the rest of the way.

New York had one final chance. The Jets had the ball at their own 28 yard line with less than a minute left, but Harris intercepted Mark Sanchez on the first play of the drive to seal the win.

Sanchez, who has been battling a sore shoulder, finished 24 of 37 for 269 yards and a touchdown.

Top Game Performances

Rushing
N.Y. Jets   Chicago
Shonn Greene Player Matt Forte
12 Attempts 19
70 Yards 113
5.8 Avg Yards 6.0
1 Touchdowns 1
18 Long 32
Receiving
N.Y. Jets   Chicago
Dustin Keller Player Johnny Knox
7 Receptions 4
79 Yards 92
11.3 Avg Yards 23.0
0 Touchdowns 2
26 Long 40

Team Stats Summary

  Yards Scoring Defense
Team Tot Rus Pas TD FG INT Sacks FF
N.Y. Jets 393 124 269 4 2 1 2.0 0
Chicago 322 120 202 5 1 1 0.0 2

Upcoming Games

  • Chicago will play their next game on the road against Green Bay. The Bears have a W/L % of .733 after a win and .733 after a loss.
  • N.Y. Jets will play their next game at home against Buffalo. The Jets have a W/L % of .667 after a win and .667 after a loss.
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