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Bears lose in OT

(3:17pm) - Dan Carpenter's 27-yard field goal gave the Bills a 23-20 overtime win over the Bears in the season opener at Soldier Field. Carpenter's kick came after Fred Jackson's 38-yard run to the Chicago 1.

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**Fourth Quarter:


Bears tie game late

(3:02pm) - The Bears answered as Robbie Gould's 37-yard field goal tied the score 20-20 with :30 left in the fourth quarter. The kick capped a 12-play, 61-yard drive that was highlighted by Jay Cutler's 15-yard pass to Brandon Marshall on third-and-10 from the Chicago 30.

The game will head to overtime.

Bill take lead

(2:47pm) - Dan Carpenter's 33-yard field goal gave the Bills a 20-17 lead with 4:02 left in the fourth quarter. The kick capped an eight-play, 37-yard drive and was set up by a Jay Cutler interception. Buffalo has scored 13 of its 20 points off three Bears turnovers.

Cutler throws second pick

(2:41pm) - The Bears reached the Buffalo 34. But on third-and-one, Jay Cutler's ill-advised pass back across the middle intended for tight end Martellus Bennett was intercepted by defensive tackle Kyle Williams. After a 15-yard penalty on Brandon Marshall for a horse-collar tackle, the Bills start their drive at their own 48 with 7:52 left in the fourth quarter.

**Third Quarter:


Marshall TD ties score

(2:07pm) - The Bears converted Chris Conte's interception into a game-tying touchdown as Jay Cutler connected with Brandon Marshall in the left corner of the end zone for a 5-yard score, knotting the score 17-17 with 4:23 left in the third quarter.

Conte intercepts Manuel

(1:58pm) - The Bears generated their first takeaway of the game as safety Chris Conte intercepted an EJ Manuel pass intended for receiver Marquise Goodwin midway through the third quarter. Conte returned the pick five yards to the Chicago 44.

Bears cut deficit to seven

(1:47pm) - Robbie Gould's 41-yard field goal on the opening drive of the second half pulled the Bears to within 17-10 with 9:34 left in the third quarter.

The kick capped an 11-play, 57-yard drive and came two plays after Kyle Long failed to haul in a well-thrown Jay Cutler pass on a wheel route near the goal line.

Forte earlier gained 18 yards on a screen pass thanks in part to a good block by Brian de la Puente, who has replaced Roberto Garza at center. Garza, like left guard Matt Slauson, is questionable to return with an ankle injury.

Second Quarter:

Bills extend lead to 17-7

(1:05pm) - EJ Manuel's 7-yard touchdown pass to Fred Jackson in the right flat gave the Bills a 17-7 lead with 5:30 left in the first half.

The score came one play after former Bear Corey Graham intercepted a Jay Cutler pass intended for tight end Martellus Bennett down the seam and returned it 43 yards.

On the play before the interception, Bears left guard Matt Slauson limped off the field and was replaced by Michael Ola.

The Bears have committed turnovers on their last two possessions, leading to 10 Buffalo points.

Bills take 10-7 lead

(12:54pm) - The Bills converted Brandon Marshall's fumble into Dan Carpenter's 50-yard field goal, giving Buffalo a 10-7 lead with 8:07 left in the second quarter.

Buffalo was forced to settle for the kick in part due to Willie Young dropping Fred Jackson for a five-yard loss on a sweep to the left.

Marshall loses fumble

(12:48pm) - The Bears were on the move early in the second quarter but committed the game's first turnover when Brandon Marshall was stripped by cornerback Leodis McKelvin after a 18-yard reception.

Bills linebacker Preston Brown returned the fumble 27 yards to the Chicago 46.

**First Quarter:


Bills pull even

(12:23pm) - The Bills answered the Bears' early touchdown as quarterback EJ Manuel's 2-yard touchdown run on a read-option play tied the game 7-7 with 6:52 left in the first quarter.

The TD capped a nine-play, 71-yard drive and was highlighted by Manuel's 32-yard pass to Robert Woods on third-and-two.

Bears take early lead

(12:12pm) - Jay Cutler's 12-yard touchdown pass to a wide open Martellus Bennett gave the Bears a 7-0 lead over the Bills with 11:35 left in the first quarter of Sunday's opener.

The touchdown capped a four-play, 66-yard drive that was highlighted by Cutler's 44-yard pass to Alshon Jeffery to the Buffalo 12. On the next play, Cutler hit Bennett over the middle.

The TD came after the Bears defense had forced a three-and-out on the game's opening possession.

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