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Trubisky, Howard lead Bears over hapless Bengals 33-7

CINCINNATI (AP) Rookie Mitchell Trubisky knew there would be plenty of openings against Cincinnati's depleted defense.

The Bears exploited every one of them for their most-lopsided victory in five years.

Trubisky threw for a touchdown and ran for another in his best showing yet, and Chicago ended a five-game losing streak by routing the lackluster Cincinnati Bengals 33-7 on Sunday.

Jordan Howard ran for 147 yards and a pair of touchdowns as the Bears (4-9) dominated a matchup of the NFL's worst offenses.

Their rookie quarterback took full advantage of an aggressive game plan, completing a career-high 25 passes out of 32 attempts for 271 yards. He also ran 4 yards for a score.

''We just had fun doing it,'' said Trubisky, who has completed 37 of 47 passes in the past two games without an interception. ''We trusted the plan, went out there and let it loose.''

The Bengals (5-8) were coming off a 23-20 loss to the Steelers on Monday night that crushed their playoff hopes and gutted their defense.

The Bears piled up a season-high 482 yards against a unit missing starting cornerbacks Adam ''Pacman'' Jones and Dre Kirkpatrick as well as linebackers Vontaze Burfict and Nick Vigil.

''We knew they were banged up on that side of the ball and we wanted to take advantage,'' Trubisky said.

The Bengals described themselves as embarrassed by their worst home drubbing since a 34-3 loss to Baltimore in 2008. Many of the 52,002 fans headed for the exits early in the fourth quarter.

''I'm at a loss for words today,'' said coach Marvin Lewis, whose contract is up at the end of the season.

Everyone in the NFL's lowest-ranked offense had a big game. Tarik Cohen ran for 80 yards, and Kendall Wright caught 10 passes for 107 yards - the first Bears receiver to top 100 yards this season.

Andy Dalton was picked off for the first time since Oct. 22 in Pittsburgh, ending his career-best streak of 193 attempts without an interception.

The interception set up Trubisky's 1-yard touchdown pass that put the Bears in control 26-7 early in the fourth quarter, their biggest lead of the season.

''Definitely embarrassing,'' said Bengals receiver A.J. Green, who had a dozen passes thrown his way but managed only five catches for 64 yards. ''It's been a strange season for me.''

TOPPING 1,000

Howard has rushed for 1,032 yards this season. He's the first Bears running back to start their career with consecutive 1,000-yard seasons.

''There's a great running back tradition here, a lot to live up to,'' Howard said. ''So to do so, it's a great feeling.''

ROUGH WELCOME

The Bears signed kicker Mike Nugent after Cairo Santos went on injured reserve with a groin injury during the week. Nugent spent seven seasons with the Bengals, who released him last season after a streak of missed field goals and extra points. He was booed loudly whenever he came onto the field to kick.

Nugent missed an extra-point attempt - he hit the right upright - after Chicago's first touchdown, but was good on every other kick, including field goals of 34 and 27 yards.

''You're going to think of some of the negative stuff, but I had a really good time playing here in Cincinnati,'' Nugent said. ''I hated to see my run here end.''

HUGE NUMBERS

The Bears' big offensive game came on the heels of two of their worst. They managed only 140 and 147 yards in losses to the Eagles and 49ers the past two weeks.

AJ & AJ

Green went in to play defense on Chicago's desperation pass at the end of the first half, which fell incomplete - Green wound up with the ball. Backup quarterback AJ McCarron got his first playing time of the season, filling in during the closing minutes. He was 4 of 8 for 47 yards with a sack.

ILOKA'S DAY

Bengals safety George Iloka initially was suspended one game for his hit to Antonio Brown's head during the Steelers' win on Monday. The suspension was overturned on appeal. Iloka had eight tackles, third on the team.

INJURIES

Bears: Right guard Kyle Long went on injured reserve with a shoulder injury, but the Bears' offensive line had its way as Chicago piled up 29 first downs, more than double Cincinnati's total.

Bengals: Running back Joe Mixon was inactive because of a concussion suffered on Monday night. Giovani Bernard carried 11 times for 62 yards as Cincinnati's offense managed only 234 yards.

UP NEXT

The Bears play at Detroit on Saturday. They lost to the Lions 27-24 on Nov. 19.

The Bengals play at Minnesota on Sunday, facing former defensive coordinator Mike Zimmer.

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Key Players
J. Howard 24 RB
147 RuYds, 2 RuTDs, 8 ReYds, REC
26
FPTS
G. Bernard 25 RB
62 RuYds, 68 ReYds, 6 RECs
12
FPTS
Scoring Summary
4th Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Point After TD 9:18
M.Nugent extra point is GOOD, Center-A.DePaola, Holder-P.O'Donnell.
plays
yds
pos
33
7
Touchdown 9:18
Jo.Howard up the middle for 8 yards, TOUCHDOWN. The Replay Official reviewed the runner broke the plane ruling, and the play was Upheld. The ruling on the field stands.
7
plays
80
yds
4:13
pos
32
7
Point After TD 14:52
M.Nugent extra point is GOOD, Center-A.DePaola, Holder-P.O'Donnell. PENALTY on CIN-K.Russell, Defensive Offside, 5 yards, enforced between downs.
plays
yds
pos
26
7
Touchdown 14:52
M.Trubisky pass short right to A.Shaheen for 1 yard, TOUCHDOWN.
7
plays
43
yds
3:23
pos
25
7
3rd Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Point After TD 4:54
M.Nugent extra point is GOOD, Center-A.DePaola, Holder-P.O'Donnell.
plays
yds
pos
19
7
Touchdown 4:54
M.Trubisky right end for 4 yards, TOUCHDOWN.
9
plays
76
yds
5:15
pos
18
7
2nd Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Field Goal 1:46
M.Nugent 27 yard field goal is GOOD, Center-A.DePaola, Holder-P.O'Donnell.
15
plays
86
yds
8:11
pos
12
7
Field Goal 12:38
M.Nugent 34 yard field goal is GOOD, Center-A.DePaola, Holder-P.O'Donnell.
10
plays
73
yds
4:37
pos
9
7
1st Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Point After TD 2:15
R.Bullock extra point is GOOD, Center-C.Harris, Holder-K.Huber.
plays
yds
pos
6
7
Touchdown 2:15
A.Dalton pass short left to B.LaFell for 14 yards, TOUCHDOWN.
0
plays
0
yds
0:00
pos
6
6
Missed Point After Touchdown 11:00
M.Nugent extra point is No Good, Hit Right Upright, Center-A.DePaola, Holder-P.O'Donnell.
plays
yds
pos
6
0
Touchdown 11:00
Jo.Howard left guard for 21 yards, TOUCHDOWN.
4
plays
51
yds
1:06
pos
6
0
Team Stats
Time of Pos 38:09 21:51
1st Downs 29 14
Rushing 13 3
Passing 14 9
Penalty 2 2
3rd Down Conv 4-11 3-12
4th Down Conv 1-2 0-2
Total Net Yards 482 234
Total Plays 72 53
Avg Gain 6.7 4.4
Net Yards Rushing 232 70
Rush Attempts 38 13
Avg Rush Yards 6.1 5.4
Net Yards Passing 250 164
Comp. - Att. 25-32 18-37
Yards Per Pass 7.8 4.4
Sacked - Yards Lost 2-21 3-24
Penalties - Yards 10-74 7-56
Touchdowns 4 1
Rushing TDs 3 0
Passing TDs 1 1
Other 0 0
Turnovers 0 2
Fumbles - Lost 0-0 1-1
Int. Thrown 0 1
Punts - Avg 3-47.3 5-50.2
Return Yards 52 109
Punts - Returns 2-7 2-12
Kickoffs - Returns 2-39 5-97
Int. - Returns 1-6 0-0
Kicking 5/6 1/1
Extra Points 3/4 1/1
Field Goals 2/2 0/0
Red Zone Eff. 3-5 -60% 1-1 -100%
Goal to Go Eff. 2-2 -100% 0-0 -0%
Safeties 0 0
1234T
Bears 4-9 6671433
Bengals 5-8 70007
250 PASS YDS 164
232 RUSH YDS 70
482 TOTAL YDS 234
Passing CP/ATT YDS TD INT FPTS
M. Trubisky 10 QB
22
FPTS
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
78.1% 271 1 0 112.4
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
58.2% 1508 6 4 80.0
M. Trubisky 25/32 271 1 0 22
Rushing ATT YDS TD LG FPTS
J. Howard 24 RB
26
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
23 147 2
SEASON ATT YDS TD
235 1032 7
J. Howard 23 147 2 21 26
T. Cohen 29 RB
8
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
12 80 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
80 347 2
T. Cohen 12 80 0 29 8
M. Trubisky 10 QB
22
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
2 5 1
SEASON ATT YDS TD
31 199 1
M. Trubisky 2 5 1 4 22
M. Burton 46 FB
0
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
1 0 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
2 7 0
M. Burton 1 0 0 0 0
Receiving TAR REC YDS TD LG FPTS
K. Wright 13 WR
10
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
11 10 107 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 43 477 1
K. Wright 11 10 107 0 18 10
J. Bellamy 15 WR
5
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
4 2 52 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 15 227 1
J. Bellamy 4 2 52 0 36 5
A. Shaheen 87 TE
10
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
5 4 44 1
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 12 127 3
A. Shaheen 5 4 44 1 18 10
D. Sims 88 TE
3
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
3 2 32 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 13 147 1
D. Sims 3 2 32 0 19 3
B. Cunningham 30 RB
1
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
2 2 14 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 13 139 1
B. Cunningham 2 2 14 0 9 1
D. Brown 85 TE
0
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
2 2 9 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 10 97 0
D. Brown 2 2 9 0 6 0
J. Howard 24 RB
26
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
2 1 8 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 18 94 0
J. Howard 2 1 8 0 8 26
T. Cohen 29 RB
8
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
2 2 5 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 41 311 1
T. Cohen 2 2 5 0 3 8
M. Burton 46 FB
0
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
1 0 0 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 1 8 0
M. Burton 1 0 0 0 0 0
Defense T-A SACK INT FF
P. Amukamara 20 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
6-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
33-1 0 0.0
P. Amukamara 6-0 0.0 0 0
D. Trevathan 59 ILB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-6 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
49-23 1 2.0
D. Trevathan 4-6 0.0 0 0
K. Fuller 23 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
56-8 1 0.0
K. Fuller 3-0 0.0 0 0
E. Jackson 39 FS
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-1 1 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
39-9 2 0.0
E. Jackson 3-1 0.0 1 1
N. Kwiatkoski 44 ILB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
20-3 0 2.0
N. Kwiatkoski 2-1 0.0 0 0
J. Jenkins 73 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
3-2 0 0.0
J. Jenkins 1-1 0.0 0 0
A. Hicks 96 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
35-9 0 7.0
A. Hicks 1-0 0.0 0 0
H. Jones 57 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 1.0
H. Jones 1-0 1.0 0 0
S. Acho 93 OLB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-3 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
22-12 0 0.0
S. Acho 1-3 0.0 0 0
R. Robertson-Harris 95 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
5-2 0 1.0
R. Robertson-Harris 1-0 1.0 0 0
J. Timu 53 ILB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
9-4 0 0.0
J. Timu 1-0 0.0 0 0
L. Houston 99 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
10-1 0 3.0
L. Houston 1-0 1.0 0 0
B. Callahan 37 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
13-5 1 1.0
B. Callahan 1-0 0.0 0 0
C. Prosinski 43 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
3-3 0 0.0
C. Prosinski 0-2 0.0 0 0
Kicking FG LG XP PTS
M. Nugent 1 K
9
FPTS
IN-GAME FG XP
2/2 3/4
SEASON FG XP
9/11 11/12
M. Nugent 2/2 34 3/4 9
Punting NO AVG IN20 LG
P. O'Donnell 16 P
IN-GAME NO AVG IN20
3 47.3 2
SEASON NO AVG IN20
67 46.8 24
P. O'Donnell 3 47.3 2 50
Kickoff Returns NO AVG LG TD
T. Cohen 29 RB
8
FPTS
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
2 19.5 22 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
20 22.7 46 0
T. Cohen 2 19.5 22 0
Punt Returns NO AVG LG TD
T. Cohen 29 RB
8
FPTS
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
2 3.5 6 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
24 9.6 61 1
T. Cohen 2 3.5 6 0
Passing CP/ATT YDS TD INT FPTS
A. Dalton 14 QB
9
FPTS
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
48.3% 141 1 1 59.7
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
60.7% 2747 21 9 90.4
A. Dalton 14/29 141 1 1 9
A. McCarron 5 QB
1
FPTS
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
50% 47 0 0 68.2
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
50% 47 0 0 68.2
A. McCarron 4/8 47 0 0 1
Rushing ATT YDS TD LG FPTS
G. Bernard 25 RB
12
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
11 62 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
58 260 0
G. Bernard 11 62 0 21 12
B. Hill 23 RB
0
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
2 8 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
2 8 0
B. Hill 2 8 0 4 0
Receiving TAR REC YDS TD LG FPTS
G. Bernard 25 RB
12
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
8 6 68 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 27 306 2
G. Bernard 8 6 68 0 27 12
A. Green 18 WR
4
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
12 5 64 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 65 950 8
A. Green 12 5 64 0 20 4
B. LaFell 11 WR
8
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
6 3 24 1
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 44 452 3
B. LaFell 6 3 24 1 14 8
T. Boyd 83 WR
1
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
4 1 15 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 12 95 1
T. Boyd 4 1 15 0 15 1
A. Erickson 12 WR
0
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
1 1 9 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 11 169 1
A. Erickson 1 1 9 0 9 0
R. Hewitt 89 TE
0
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
1 1 6 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 2 22 0
R. Hewitt 1 1 6 0 6 0
B. Hill 23 RB
0
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
1 1 2 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 1 2 0
B. Hill 1 1 2 0 2 0
T. Kroft 81 TE
0
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
1 0 0 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 33 347 5
T. Kroft 1 0 0 0 0 0
J. Malone 80 WR
0
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
1 0 0 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 6 63 1
J. Malone 1 0 0 0 0 0
C. Uzomah 87 TE
0
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
1 0 0 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 4 60 0
C. Uzomah 1 0 0 0 0 0
Defense T-A SACK INT FF
J. Evans 50 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
9-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
22-7 0 0.0
J. Evans 9-1 0.0 0 0
G. Iloka 43 FS
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
7-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
45-23 1 0.0
G. Iloka 7-1 0.0 0 0
V. Rey 57 OLB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
5-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
37-25 0 0.0
V. Rey 5-1 0.0 0 0
C. Fejedelem 42 SS
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
5-5 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
26-16 1 0.0
C. Fejedelem 5-5 0.0 0 0
D. Dennard 21 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
51-20 1 2.0
D. Dennard 4-0 0.0 0 0
M. Johnson 90 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-2 0 2.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
29-10 0 5.0
M. Johnson 4-2 2.0 0 0
W. Jackson 22 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
16-4 1 1.0
W. Jackson 3-0 0.0 0 0
K. Russell 20 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
9-0 0 0.0
K. Russell 3-0 0.0 0 0
J. Shaw 26 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
26-5 0 0.0
J. Shaw 2-1 0.0 0 0
J. Willis 75 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
13-7 0 1.0
J. Willis 2-0 0.0 0 0
A. Billings 99 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
8-4 0 0.0
A. Billings 2-2 0.0 0 0
T. McRae 29 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
T. McRae 1-0 0.0 0 0
R. Glasgow 98 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
10-10 0 0.0
R. Glasgow 1-2 0.0 0 0
K. Minter 51 MLB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
16-16 0 0.0
K. Minter 1-1 0.0 0 0
C. Dunlap 96 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
30-9 1 5.0
C. Dunlap 1-0 0.0 0 0
Kicking FG LG XP PTS
R. Bullock 4 K
1
FPTS
IN-GAME FG XP
0/0 1/1
SEASON FG XP
13/15 24/26
R. Bullock 0/0 0 1/1 1
Punting NO AVG IN20 LG
K. Huber 10 P
IN-GAME NO AVG IN20
5 50.2 2
SEASON NO AVG IN20
68 47.7 29
K. Huber 5 50.2 2 57
Kickoff Returns NO AVG LG TD
A. Erickson 12 WR
0
FPTS
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
5 19.4 32 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
27 21.3 41 0
A. Erickson 5 19.4 32 0
Punt Returns NO AVG LG TD
A. Erickson 12 WR
0
FPTS
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
2 6.0 7 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
32 7.4 29 0
A. Erickson 2 6.0 7 0
1st POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
12:06 CHI 49 1:06 4 51 TD
9:47 CHI 18 3:33 6 11 Punt
2:15 CHI 12 4:37 10 73 FG
2nd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
9:57 CHI 5 8:11 15 86 FG
0:32 CHI 48 0:32 5 15 Half
3rd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
15:00 CHI 25 3:12 4 14 Punt
10:09 CHI 24 5:15 9 76 TD
3:15 CIN 43 3:23 7 43 TD
4th POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
13:31 CHI 20 4:13 7 80 TD
6:19 CHI 36 1:49 3 5 Punt
2:41 CHI 46 2:18 4 4 Downs
1st POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
15:00 CIN 8 2:54 6 11 Punt
11:00 CIN 20 1:13 3 9 Punt
6:14 CIN 28 3:59 7 72 TD
2nd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
12:38 CIN 29 2:41 6 17 Punt
1:46 CIN 7 1:14 3 2 Punt
3rd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
11:48 CIN 15 1:39 3 5 Punt
4:54 CIN 33 1:39 3 3 INT
4th POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
14:52 CIN 25 1:21 4 53 Fumble
9:18 CIN 25 2:59 9 39 Downs
4:30 CIN 18 1:49 8 36 Downs
0:23 50 0:23 1 2 Game