Bears Down Chargers, NFL Pre-Season Scores

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Published on August 16 2013 10:22 am
Last Updated on August 16 2013 10:39 am
Written by Millie Lange

(Chicago, IL) -- Thursday night's game between the San Diego Chargers and the Chicago Bears featured as much excitement as anyone could hope for in a preseason game. The Bears eked out a 33-28 victory at home, but led by as many as 20 points thanks to a gaffe-filled first half by the Chargers. Charlie Whitehurst and Brad Sorensen led a valiant comeback attempt in the second half, but ultimately San Diego fell just short to drop to 0-2 in the preseason. The Bears asserted their dominance early. Jay Cutler powered an impressive 7-play, 84-yard touchdown drive on the Bears' second possession to give his team a 7-0 lead. He found Brandon Marshall three times on the drive, including on a five-yard touchdown pass. Cutler would finish the game 4-for-5 passing for 38 yards and a touchdown. His lone miss was an interception thrown on the Bears' subsequent offensive drive.

 

Pats' Brady Full Participant In Practice

(Foxboro, MA) -- Tom Brady's early exit from Wednesday's practice was nothing more than a scare. The Patriots quarterback was a full participant in Thursday's session and encountered no problems with his left knee. MRI results revealed no structural damage to Brady's knee. The two-time Super Bowl MVP is expected to play in tonight’s preseason game against the Buccaneers.

 

Cardinals' Washington Suspension Appeal Denied

(New York, NY) -- Cardinals linebacker Darryl Washington will be suiting up for only 12-games this NFL season. The league has denied the linebacker's appeal of his four-game suspension for violating the league's substance abuse policy. Washington traveled to New York Monday to speak with league officials in an attempt to appeal the suspension.

 

Texas A&M Chancellor Defends Manziel

(Fort Worth, TX) -- Texas A&M University Chancellor John Sharp is coming to the defense of quarterback Johnny Manziel. Sharp told reporters on Thursday Manziel is a "good kid" with his heart in the right place, despite an NCAA investigation into whether he was paid to sign his name on memorabilia by brokers. Sharp doesn't think Manziel got money from the dealers.

 

Thursday, August 15 Scoreboard

NFL Preseason

Cleveland Browns 24, Detroit Lions 6

Baltimore Ravens 27, Atlanta Falcons 23

Philadelphia Eagles 14, Carolina Panthers 9

Chicago Bears 33, San Diego Chargers 28

 

Friday, August 16 Schedule (All Times Central)

NFL Preseason

6:00 p.m. - Minnesota Vikings at Buffalo Bills

7:00 p.m. - Tampa Bay Buccaneers at New England Patriots

7:00 p.m. - Oakland Raiders at New Orleans Saints

7:00 p.m. - San Francisco 49ers at Kansas City Chiefs