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NFL: Chicago 31, San Diego 20

Nov. 20, 2011 at 8:16 PM

CHICAGO, Nov. 20 (UPI) -- Jay Cutler threw for a pair of touchdowns and ran for another Sunday, helping the Chicago Bears log a fifth straight win with a 31-20 decision over San Diego.

Cutler amassed 286 aerial yards, with his favorite target being Johnny Knox, who hauled down three receptions for 97 yards and a score.

Matt Forte picked up 59 rushing yards on 21 attempts and Marion Barber ran for touchdown as the Bears (7-3) tied Detroit for second place in the NFC North.

San Diego (4-6), meanwhile, is going in the opposite direction, losing its fifth consecutive contest while falling into the AFC West basement.

Philip Rivers was picked off twice en route to a 21-of-31 passing performance for 280 yards and two touchdowns.

Vincent Jackson compiled 165 yards and a TD on seven receptions in the Chargers' loss.

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