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Bears vs. Cardinals: Chicago uses defensive TD to grab 7-3 lead after 1st quarter

The Bears picked up their eighth defensive touchdown of the season to take a 7-3 first-quarter lead on the Arizona Cardinals.

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Even on a day when star quarterback Jay Cutler has yet to complete a pass, the Chicago Bears still hold a narrow 7-3 lead on the Arizona Cardinals after the first quarter of play.

The Bears opened the scoring less than six minutes into the game on a defensive touchdown, as Arizona tailback Beanie Wells lost control of the football while attempting to run the ball out of his own end zone. Chicago defensive back Zack Bowman proceeded to fall on the ball and slide across the goal line, a score that officially marked the Bears' eighth defensive touchdown of the season.

Despite struggling to find much running room this season, Bears running back Matt Forte is off to a dominant start with 52 yards rushing in the early going. Forte broke off a 36-yard scamper late in the period, and could be poised to rack up a season-high in rushing yards against Arizona's woeful defense.