Chicago 23, St. Louis 6

Date - 1:00 PM EST, Sunday, September 23, 2012
Location - Soldier Field, Chicago, Illinois
Temperature - 56°
Head Official - Jerry Hughes
Attendance - 62224

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 Total
St. Louis 0 3 3 0 6
Chicago 3 7 0 13 23

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
St. Louis 1-2 1-0 0-2 L1
Chicago 2-1 2-0 0-1 W1

Recap


Bears 23, Rams 6:
Michael Bush scored the game's only offensive touchdown after a long drive in the second quarter as the host Bears shut down the Rams.

The former Raider started in place of running back Matt Forte, who was on the inactive list with a sprained ankle. Bush capped a 12-play, 81-yard march that consumed seven minutes with a 3-yard TD run to give the Bears (2-1) a 10-0 lead with two minutes left in the first half.

The Rams (1-2) stayed in the game despite managing only 60 yards in the first half and pulled within 10-6 on field goals of 56 and 46 yards by Greg Zuerlein. His 56-yarder with 27 seconds left in the first half was the longest in the history of Soldier Field.

But Major Wright's 45-yard interception return for a touchdown gave the Bears a 20-6 lead with 9:17 left in the game and sealed their fourth straight win over the Rams.

Both quarterbacks had quiet days as Chicago's Jay Cutler connected on 17 of 31 for 183 yards with the Rams' Sam Bradford completing 18 of 35 for 152. Bush finished as the game's leading rusher with 55 yards on 18 carries.

GAME NOTEBOOK:  After getting sacked seven times in last week's 23-10 loss at Green Bay, Cutler was dropped twice by the Rams. He threw only one interception after getting picked off four times by the Packers. ... Running back Steven Jackson started for the Rams despite a sore groin but was limited to 29 yards on 11 carries. ... After catching a career-high 15 passes for 160 yards last week, St. Louis wide receiver Danny Amendola had five grabs for 66 yards.

Top Game Performances

Rushing
St. Louis   Chicago
Steven Jackson Player Michael Bush
11 Attempts 18
29 Yards 55
2.6 Avg Yards 3.1
0 Touchdowns 1
13 Long 13
Receiving
St. Louis   Chicago
Danny Amendola Player Brandon Marshall
5 Receptions 5
66 Yards 71
13.2 Avg Yards 14.2
0 Touchdowns 0
30 Long 34

Team Stats Summary

  Yards Scoring Defense
Team Tot Rus Pas TD FG INT Sacks FF
St. Louis 160 59 101 0 2 1 2.0 0
Chicago 274 103 171 2 3 2 6.0 0

Upcoming Games

  • Chicago will play their next game on the road against Dallas. The Bears have a W/L % of .667 after a win and .667 after a loss.
  • St. Louis will play their next game at home against Seattle. The Rams have a W/L % of .333 after a win and .333 after a loss.