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Bears take charge via special teams

Posted by ESPN.com’s Kevin Seifert

CHICAGO -- The Bears’ special teams have given them a quick boost here in the third quarter.

Rookie Johnny Knox returned the opening kickoff 102 yards for a touchdown, racing untouched through Detroit’s coverage teams. And placekicker Robbie Gould just drilled a 52-yard field goal, the first 50-plus yard conversion of his career, giving the Bears 31-21 lead.

Gould had only attempted two field goals of more than 50 yards in his five-year career. Both came in 2007.