THIRD QUARTER: Safety of QB David Carr at 4:06. Like much of the game's opening 30 minutes, the third quarter became a battle of field position. It swung in the Bears favor on the leg of Brad Maynard, who booted consecutive attempts inside the 20. The Bears put consistent pressure on Carr and it led to Adewale Ogunleye and Tank Johnson chasing him toward the back of the end zone. He threw the ball away and was flagged for intentional grounding, which resulted in a safety. Texans 7, Bears 2.
FOURTH QUARTER: PK Paul Edinger 43-yard field goal at 14:09. Following the safety the Bears continued to play with a short field. The defense nearly sacked Carr in the end zone again, but did force the Texans into a three and out. A 29-yard punt by Chad Stanley gave the Bears the ball at the Houston 33. The offense failed to pick up a first down and had to settle for an Edinger field goal. Drive: 4 plays, 8 yards in 1:26. Texans 7, Bears 5.
FOURTH QUARTER: PK Kris Brown 20-yard field goal at 11:37. The Texans came up with big plays on third down all day and the opening possession of the fourth quarter was no different. Facing third and 7, Carr found Jabar Gaffney behind the secondary for a 69 yard reception to the Chicago 7. The defense kept the Texans out of the end zone, but Carr did miss an open Gaffney on third and goal. Drive: 7 plays, 76 yards in 2:32. Texans 10, Bears 5.
FOURTH QUARTER: RB Domanick Davis 11-yard touchdown run at 4:23. The Texans were on the verge of punting after taking a delay of game penalty to get into a better position to kick. Lovie Smith declined the penalty and Houston then opted to go for it on fourth down and 7 from the Chicago 31. A completion to Bradford moved the chains and basically ended the game. PAT by Brown was good. Drive: 14 plays, 56 yards in 5:38. Texans 17, Bears 5.
FOURTH QUARTER: LB Charlie Anderson 60-yard fumble return for a touchdown at 2:37. The Bears were able to drive into Houston territory, but Dunta Robinson hit Chad Hutchinson from behind and forced a fumble. Anderson picked up the ball and went the distance. Brown PAT was good. Texans 24, Bears 5.