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Final Score: Chicago 24, Cincinnati 21

Chicago,  IL (Sports Network) - Jay Cutler hooked up with Brandon Marshall for 
a  go-ahead 19-yard touchdown late in the fourth quarter, as the Chicago Bears 
began  the Marc  Trestman era with a 24-21 victory over the Cincinnati Bengals 
in the season-opener for both teams on Sunday at Soldier Field. 

Cutler  finished  21-of-33  passing  for  242 yards,  two  touchdowns  and  an 
interception,  while  Marshall hauled  in eight  passes for  104 yards and the 
deciding  score for the  Bears (1-0), who went 10-6 last season but missed out 
on the playoffs after losing a tiebreaker with Minnesota for the sixth seed in 
the NFC. 

Matt  Forte rushed  19 times  for 50  yards and  a touchdown  in the  victory, 
helping  Trestman  become just  the fourth  Bears head coach  to win his debut 
contest,  joining Hall of Famer George S. Halas (1920), Neill Armstrong (1978) 
and Dick Jauron (1999). 

Cincinnati  signal-caller Andy Dalton completed 26-of-33 passes for 282 yards, 
two  touchdowns  and two  interceptions, while A.J.  Green grabbed a game-high 
nine passes for 162 yards and both of Dalton's touchdowns. 

BenJarvus Green-Ellis added a rushing score for the Bengals (0-1), who entered 
the  postseason as  a wild  card  club last  season,  but failed  to score  an 
offensive touchdown in a 19-13 loss at Houston in the opening round. 


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