4:15 PM ET, September 16, 2007
Soldier Field, Chicago, IL
CHICAGO (AP) -- Every time he lines up for a return, Devin Hester believes a touchdown is just moments away.Who can argue?Hester set the NFL record last season, and he's off to a good start this year.
The Bears special teams, led by Devin Hester, were simply awesome and basically decided this game. Every week, we talk about how important the kicking game is as far as hidden yardage when creating field position. Chiefs special teams coach Mike Priefer's game plan was to directional punt to Hester, using the boundary as an extra defender to try and restrict Hester's space in open field. But it didn't work. Hester's ability to make the first defender miss combined with his tremendous speed led to a 73-yard punt return for a TD and he nearly had a second, but his 95-yard return was called back due to a penalty. Hester's play may have been the biggest key to the Bears winning.
-- Keith Kidd, Scouts Inc.
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Benson ran for a career-high 109 yards against Green Bay last Dec. 31. ... Bears punter Brad Maynard missed a game for the first time in his career, ending a streak of 161 consecutive games when he sat out Sunday's game against Kansas City because of a groin injury. ... The Bears signed Dirk Johnson to replace Maynard, and he got hurt late in the third quarter, leaving Gould to punt. ... The Bears held out rookie tight end Greg Olsen for the second straight week because of a sprained left knee. ... The Chiefs were without wide receiver Eddie Kennison, who injured his hamstring on the first play from scrimmage last week against Houston and is expected to miss a few weeks.
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Team Stat Comparison
Passing 1st downs
Rushing 1st downs
1st downs from penalties
3rd down efficiency
4th down efficiency
|Yards per play||4.7||3.6|
Yards per pass
Yards per rush
|Red Zone (Made-Att)||1-2||1-2|
|Defensive / Special Teams TDs||0||1|
|TD||10:29||John St. Clair, 2 yd pass from Rex Grossman (Robbie Gould kick is good)|
Drive info: 15 plays, 79 yds, 8:01
|TD||9:33||Devin Hester, 73 yd punt return (Robbie Gould kick is good)|
Drive info: 1 plays, 73 yds, 0:00
|FG||2:30||Robbie Gould 47 yd Field Goal|
Drive info: 10 plays, 46 yds, 4:44
|TD||1:24||Dwayne Bowe, 16 yd pass from Damon Huard (Dave Rayner kick is good)|
Drive info: 4 plays, 83 yds, 1:08
|FG||8:36||Robbie Gould 38 yd Field Goal|
Drive info: 4 plays, -2 yds, 2:20
|FG||3:12||Dave Rayner 45 yd Field Goal|
Drive info: 5 plays, 18 yds, 1:37