The Bears tacked on a pair of field goals in the second quarter while letting up ten points to the Redskins, leading at the half by a score of 20-10.
Chicago knocked in a 45 yard field goal courtesy of Robbie Gould with 11:11 in the quarter to go up 17-0. The Redskins responded a little less than five minutes later with a 28 yard conversion of their own to make it 17-3. They struck back again with 1:50 remaining in the half on a 91 yard punt return touchdown by Brandon Banks. Gould's second field goal came in the closing moments of the half, this time from 28 yards out.
Jay Cutler finished his day with 122 yards while completing seven out of 13 attempts. Backup quarterback Jason Campbell made his first appearance midway through the second quarter and was 6-10 for 102 yards. He was also sacked three times.
Two Bears went down with injuries in the second quarter: safety Chris Conte and punter Adam Podlesh. Conte hurt his shoulder attempting to make a tackle. Podlesh came up limping with a hip injury during the Brandon Banks punt return touchdown and is doubtful to return.
Chris Conte (shoulder) questionable to return. Tough kid, but— Eric Edholm (@Eric_Edholm) August 19, 2012
#Bears might just hold him out rest of way.
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