CHICAGO (AP) – Roquan Smith set an end-of-field goal from Cairo Santos as he captured Davis Mills deep in Houston territory, and the Chicago Bears defeated former coach Lovie Smith and the Texans 23:20 on Sunday.
Khalil Herbert ran for his career high of 157 yards and two touchdowns for Chicago.
The Texans came in third and 1st in their 26th place when defensive defensive Angelo Blackson tipped a pass intended for Rex Burkhead. Smith, who missed training all week with a hip injury, intercepted him at 30 and brought him back on 12.
Chicago made Herbert run and they then knocked the ball down twice before Santos scored the 30-yard when time was up.
The Bears (2-1) at times angered their fans with conservative announcements and were loudly booed towards the end of the first half when they decided to cut back instead of taking breaks as Houston (0-2-1) led one.
Justin Fields had another difficult match. I run back David Montgomery They came out early with knee and ankle injuries, but the Bears walked away winning after losing to rival Green Bay.
The Texans lost second in a row after losing their lead in the fourth quarter in their opening game against Indianapolis and a loss to Denver.
Herbert, whose previous record was 100 yards as a rookie last season, hit 10-0 when he scored with an eleven in the first quarter. He also broke off a 52 yard run at the start of the third and ran out of 1 to give Bears a short lead of 20-17.
The field was 8 out of 17 out of 106 yards. The former Ohio state star dropped two acquisitions and received a rating of 27.7.
Montgomery walked off the pitch in pain after a second Chicago possession after his right leg was tucked in while blocking a pass.
Eddie Jackson took a pass in the end zone in the second quarter.
Smith, who led the Bears to a record 81-63 and a 2004-12 Super Bowl appearance, is 0-3 against his previous team. This includes losses from Tampa Bay in 2014 at Soldier Field and 2015 at Raymond James Stadium.
Mills threw at 245 yards, making 20 of 32 passes. He had a touchdown and two steals against a defender who missed Jaylon Johnson’s top defender with a hamstring injury.
Dameon Pierce ran for 80 yards and was a tank destroyer. Chris Moore had a party at 52 yards.
Jalen Pitre became the second Texas rookie to record two steals in the game, joining Dunty Robinson against the Raiders on October 3, 2004.
Texans: No injuries have been reported.
Bears: WR Byron Pringle (calf) got injured in the same game as Montgomery and left the game.
IN THE FUTURE
Texans: organize the Los Angeles Chargers on October 2.
Bears: Visit the New York Giants on October 2.
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