Bears Beat Bengals 20-17

by Frank T. Slawson, The Chicago Times

September 19, 2021

CHICAGO — Justin Fields entered the game in the second half after Andy Dalton left with a knee injury against his former team, and the rookie quarterback led the Bears to a 20-17 victory over Joe Burrow and the Cincinnati Bengals.

Roquan Smith returned an interception 53 yards for his first career touchdown, one of three consecutive picks thrown by Burrow during the decisive stretch in Chicago’s first victory of the season.