Chandler gets second straight start

Updated: October 22, 2003, 2:26 PM ET

LAKE FOREST, Ill. -- The Chicago Bears are going with Chris Chandler at quarterback again this week.

Chandler, a 16-year veteran, made his first start of the season last week at Seattle because Kordell Stewart had an injured left leg. Stewart's injury hasn't healed enough for him to start Sunday, when the Bears host Detroit.

Chandler was 19-of-34 last week, settling down after a shaky start. The offense scored only one touchdown, but the Bears were still in the game late in the fourth quarter, tying it on Chandler's 2-point conversion run with just over four minutes left.

Chandler is in his second season with the Bears. Last year he was 103-of-161 for 1,123 yards passing with four touchdowns and four interceptions as a backup.

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