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The Bears (2-1) beat the Texans (0-2-1) 23-20 on Sunday at Soldier Field after Roquan Smith's interception of Davis Mills with 1:05 left in the fourth quarter allowed Cairo Santos to kick the go-ahead field goal from 30 yards out.

Coach Matt Eberflus expressed his excitement with the win. "That was a war that was waged to the bitter end.

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Hey, guys, we're designed for this; we have the mental and physical stamina, I told the lads at halftime.

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We were designed to play the second half. And the players performed a wonderful job of carrying out their necessary tasks in the game's second half.

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Coming up with the crucial interception at the very end to seal the deal and then Cairo's kick to secure the victory. The main lesson we learned was to just be resilient.

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To open the game, the Bears went out to a 10-0 advantage. On the Bears' opening drive, Santos connected on a 47-yard field goal, and on the following drive, Khalil Herbert scored on an 11-yard touchdown run.

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With a 1-yard touchdown run by Dameon Pierce and a 4-yard touchdown throw from Mills to Jordan Akins, Houston rallied to take the lead at halftime, 14-13.

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In the second half, Herbert rushed for another touchdown while the Texans a pair of field goals in the second half to tie things up at 20-20.

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The Bears rushed for 281 yards as a team, with Herbert leading the way with a career-high 157 yards on 20 runs and two touchdowns.

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David Montgomery suffered a lower right leg injury on the Bears' second drive, necessitating Herbert's entry.

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By Cali Crystal             May 19, 2020

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