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NFL Week 3 Game Recap: Chicago Bears 23, Houston Texans 20

Chicago, Illinois, USA; Chicago Bears running back Khalil Herbert (24) runs the ball in the second quarter against the Houston Texans at Soldier Field. Mandatory Credit: Daniel Bartel-USA TODAY Sports

A Roquan Smith interception helped put the Chicago Bears into game-winning field-goal range, and they executed the try to beat the Houston Texans, 23-20, at the buzzer in Week 3.

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Offensive spotlight: Khalil Herbert took over the Bears' RB1 duties after David Montgomery exited with an injury. The second-year back from Virginia Tech didn't disappoint. He tallied six explosive runs, eight first-down rushes, 130 ground yards after contact and two rushing scores to cap off an 80.0-plus grade, pending review.

Defensive spotlight: Turnover savant Eddie Jackson was back to his usual tricks for the second time in three weeks. The five-year vet had a forced fumble and an interception, and he didn't allow a catch into his coverage.

Rookie spotlight: Although he put the ball on the ground twice, Texans' back Dameon Pierce handled 20 carries for his biggest rushing workload yet. Pierce accumulated 66 of his 80 total rushing yards after contact, featuring five first-down runs and his first NFL touchdown. 

Offensive line spotlight: The Bears’ offensive line allowed multiple sacks for the second time in three weeks. Against the Texans, the unit surrendered nine total pressures — five hurries, two hits and two sacks — on 25 pass-blocking snaps. 

Box Score

Passing
Houston Texans
Player Fantasy Comp/Att Yds YPA TD Int
Davis Mills 11.8 20 / 32 245 7.7 1 2
Chicago Bears
Player Fantasy Comp/Att Yds YPA TD Int
Justin Fields 6.94 8 / 17 106 6.2 0 2
Rushing
Houston Texans
Player Fantasy Car Yds YPC TD Long
Dameon Pierce 18.1 20 80 4 1 24
Rex Burkhead 7 3 9 3 0 4
M.J. Stewart 0.3 1 3 3 0 3
Chicago Bears
Player Fantasy Car Yds YPC TD Long
Khalil Herbert 33.9 20 157 7.8 2 52
Equanimeous St. Brown 7.3 2 43 21.5 0 41
Justin Fields 6.94 8 47 5.9 0 29
Trestan Ebner 2.3 7 23 3.3 0 7
David Montgomery 1.1 3 11 3.7 0 5
Receiving
Houston Texans
Player Fantasy Tgt Rec Yds YPT TD
Dameon Pierce 18.1 2 2 21 10.5 0
Jordan Akins 12.1 4 3 31 7.8 1
Chris Moore 9.3 3 3 63 21 0
Rex Burkhead 7 5 4 21 4.2 0
Nico Collins 6.1 4 2 41 10.2 0
Pharaoh Brown P 6.1 4 3 31 7.8 0
Brandin Cooks 4.2 7 2 22 3.1 0
Phillip Dorsett 2.5 1 1 15 15 0
O.J. Howard 0 1 0 0 0 0
Chicago Bears
Player Fantasy Tgt Rec Yds YPT TD
Khalil Herbert 33.9 2 2 12 6 0
Equanimeous St. Brown 7.3 2 1 20 10 0
Cole Kmet 6 3 2 40 13.3 0
Darnell Mooney 4.3 6 2 23 3.8 0
Trestan Ebner 2.3 1 0 0 0 0
Byron Pringle 2.1 1 1 11 11 0
Jake Tonges 0 1 0 0 0 0

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