CHICAGO Teams

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Trubisky's hard work pays off (1:25)
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Trubisky shows encouraging signs in Bears' victory (0:50)
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Jeff Dickerson ESPN Staff Writer 

Rookie quarterback Mitchell Trubisky plays his best game of the year in the Bears' blowout win over the Bengals

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Bears cruise past Bengals (1:47)
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Howard finds the end zone twice in Cincinnati (0:39)
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Howard stretches for his 2nd TD of game (0:16)

Matt Bowen ESPN Staff Writer 

Inside zone scheme on the Jordan Howard TD. Ran through some contact, too. That gives Howard 147 yards rushing and two touchdowns on 23 carries.

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Jackson's INT leads to Shaheen TD for Bears (0:38)
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Trubisky dials his own number for the TD (0:19)

Jeff Dickerson ESPN Staff Writer 

Bears have to be pleased with quarterback Mitchell Trubisky, who completed 17 of 23 pass attempts for 170 yards (94.5 QB rating) as Chicago leads 12-7 at halftime. The Bears have kept it simple for Trubisky, but he's been extremely accurate underneath.

Jeff Dickerson ESPN Staff Writer 

The Bears are also giving Deiondre Hall a little time at safety...and Hall just whiffed on a tackle on 3rd down.

Jeff Dickerson ESPN Staff Writer 

The Bears just put second-year safety Deon Bush in the game to replace Chris Prosinski....and Bush was promptly beaten for a touchdown.

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Celtics say Marcus Morris will sit out today vs Detroit and Monday in Chicago due to knee soreness.

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Howard finds an opening for 21-yard TD (0:22)

Jeff Dickerson ESPN Staff Writer 

The Bears hope kicker Mike Nugent can have a revenge game of sorts (kind of like Robbie Gould did last week at Soldier Field) versus the Bengals on Sunday. Nugent, who Chicago signed to replace injured Cairo Santos, kicked for Cincinnati from 2010-16.

Jeff Dickerson ESPN Staff Writer 

Bears DL John Jenkins is expected to start in place of Eddie Goldman and Lamarr Houston takes over for Pernell McPhee at OLB.

Jeff Dickerson ESPN Staff Writer 

Will be interesting to see how the Bears handle Bengals DL Geno Atkins, who is active despite a toe injury. The Bears are without their best interior offensive lineman, Kyle Long, who is on injured reserve. Atkins leads the Bengals with seven sacks and could pose a major problem for Bears rookie quarterback Mitchell Trubisky.

Jeff Dickerson ESPN Staff Writer 

Chicago Bears inactives vs. Bengals: QB Mark Sanchez, RB Taquan Mizzell, S DeAndre Houston-Carson, S Adrian Amos, OL Cameron Lee, DL Eddie Goldman and OLB Pernell McPhee.

Jeff Dickerson ESPN Staff Writer 

Bears receiver Markus Wheaton is out early catching passes from quarterback Mitchell Trubisky. Wheaton played only one snap last week vs. San Francisco and has been a major disappointment since signing a free agent deal in the offseason. The Bears have to get Wheaton going.

Jeff Dickerson ESPN Staff Writer 

Bears are making only their third regular season trip to Paul Brown Stadium. Chicago lost 45-10 to the Bengals in 2009 -- the last regular season meeting here in Cincinnati.