Jay Feely’s 49-yard field goal cut it to 7-3.
But Forte rambled 36 yards on the final play of the first quarter and Cutler threw 30 yards to Marshall to the Arizona 4 — the quarterback’s first completion of the game in seven throws. Forte carried it in from there and Chicago led 14-3.
Chicago gave Arizona another chance when Dave Zastudil’s punt careened off the Bears’ D.J. Moore. The Cardinals recovered at the 36, leading to Feely’s 35-yard field goal that cut the lead to 14-6.
With no timeouts and after completing just one of his first 11 passes, Cutler went 5-for-5, capped by an 11-yarder to a wide-open Marshall with 19 seconds left in the half.
‘‘We were really struggling and got into a two-minute situation and guys were still working to get open,’’ Cutler said. ‘‘They made some great catches for me. It wasn’t the best game. It wasn’t the prettiest game, but we got done what we needed to get done.’’
NOTES: The record for interceptions returned for TDs is nine by San Diego in 1961. ... Cardinals have not thrown a TD pass in six games. In last five games, Arizona has thrown 12 interceptions, four returned for TDs. ... Zastudil set the NFL season record with 44 punts inside the opponent’s 20-yard line, for the second week in a row a franchise record six of them against the Bears. ... Chicago S Chris Conti left the game in the first half with a hamstring injury.
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