Chicago, IL (SportsNetwork.com) - Zach Miller caught two touchdown passes and
the Chicago Bears upended the Philadelphia Eagles, 34-28, in the preseason
opener for both teams.
Jay Cutler threw a 10-yard pass to Miller in the back of the end zone late in
the first quarter, and Miller caught another touchdown pass from Jordan Palmer
in the second.
Cutler finished with 85 yards on 9-of-13 passing for the Bears, whose backups
also proved effective. Palmer completed 8-of-11 throws for 104 yards with an
interception, while Jimmy Clausen tossed for two scores.
Clausen connected with Chris Williams and Micheal Spurlock for TDs after Matt
Barkley's scoring strike to David Fluellen had given the Eagles a 28-17 lead
early in the second half.
Philadelphia started slow with Nick Foles getting picked off twice in his
three possessions under center. Mark Sanchez was an efficient 7-of-10 for 79
yards and led the Eagles' second-team offense to 14 points courtesy of Matthew
Tucker's two touchdown runs.
Josh Huff returned a kickoff 102 yards for a TD in the loss.