INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Jimmy Clausen’s two second-half touchdown drives trumped Jay Cutler’s three first-half field-goal drives Saturday night.
Chicago’s backup quarterback threw a 12-yard touchdown pass to Joshua Bellamy to give the Bears the lead midway through the third quarter, then took advantage of a Colts turnover to lead the Bears to another TD and a 23-11 preseason victory.
First-year coach John Fox has won his first two preseason games, though this was hardly a beauty.
The Bears finished with seven penalties, one turnover and were 3-of-12 on third-down chances. Plus, Cutler got his team inside the Colts 10-yard line twice before mistakes forced Chicago to settle for field goals.