Halftime: Bears trail Colts 13-3 as defense, QB Nick Foles struggle
It has been a sleepy game on both sides of the ball. The Bears fell behind early and have a lot of work to do if they’re going to remain undefeated.
The Bears haven’t looked great on either side of the ball and trail the Colts 13-2 at halftime.
New quarterback Nick Foles, making his debut as the Bears’ starter, has completed 10 of 17 passes for 107 yards and a 77.3 passer rating.
Foles’ best stretch was an 84-yard drive from his own 7-yard line to set up Cairo Santos’ 27-yard field goal. He completed 5 of 6 passes for 82 yards on that possession.
Prior to that, Foles had completed 5 of 10 passes for 25 yards.
The Bears opened the game with problems all over the field. After a fruitless first drive by the offense, punter Pat O’Donnell’s punt was deflected and the Colts started at their own 47-yard line. Philip Rivers needed just six plays to get them in the end zone on a touchdown pass to tight end Mo Alie-Cox.
The Colts also drove from their own 30 to the Bears’ 3 late in the second quarter for a field goal. On second-and-goal from the 3, Roquan Smith intercepted Rivers in the end zone, but replay review showed he was out of bounds and it was changed to an incomplete pass.
The Colts, who snuck a field goal just before halftime thanks to a pass interference penalty by Bears cornerback Kyle Fuller, get the ball to begin the second half.