INDIANAPOLIS — Chuck Pagano, Andrew Luck's first coach, returned to Lucas Oil Stadium for the first time since his firing shortly after the 2017 season.
The new Bears defensive coordinator made a splash as Chicago defeated Indianapolis 27-17.
Despite both teams sitting all of their starters including Jacoby Brissett, the Bears used their second defensive touchdown to take the lead for good late in the third quarter.
Trailing 10-0 early in the second quarter, safety Deon Bush scored on a 91-yard interception return. After two field goals from Eddy Pineiro made it 17-13, linebacker Joel Iyiegbuniwe returned a fumble 22 yards to give the Bears a 20-17 lead.
Chicago closed out the scoring with a 17-yard TD pass from Tyler Bray to Jesper Horsted.
Bray was 11-of-16 with 136 yards and Ryan Nall had two carries for 73 yards.
Chad Kelly led the Colts to all three of their scores and was 16-of-21 with 209 yards and one touchdown -- all in the first half. Deon Cain caught three passes for 74 yards, including a 46-yard TD catch.