Thursday, April 17, 2014
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Orton Keeps Giving Birds Chances

Bears quarterback Kyle Orton has thrown two picks and fumbled the ball away twice, but the Eagles' offense has sputtered trying to take advantage, and Chicago is up 21-20 early in the fourth.

Orton Keeps Giving Birds Chances

    Kyle Orton keeps trying to give this to the Eagles, with some help from Jim Johnson's fellows, but despite two Orton picks and two Orton fumbles recovered by the Birds, the Bears still lead, 21-20.

   The teams exchanged turnovers early in the second half. DeSean Jackson turned the opposite way from what Donovan McNabb expected, giving Kevin Payne an easy pick and the Bears the ball at the Birds’ 11, after Correll Buckhalter hurt his back making the tackle. But then Omar Gaither hit Orton as he threw and Quintin Mikell picked the ball off in the end zone.
 David Akers plunked a 47-yarder off the right upright, then finally hit, from 24, after Gaither pounced on an Orton fumble produced by a Trent Cole sack.

    Akers made it 21-20 with a 31-yarder, after Orton fumbled a handoff exchange with Kevin Jones and Stewart Bradley recovered.

   Orton does not resemble the quarterback who threw for three touchdowns earlier in the game. 

Les Bowen Daily News Staff Writer
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