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By David Haugh
Tribune staff reporter

August 10, 2003, 12:42 AM CDT

CHAMPAIGN -- On the Bears' trip south along Interstate 57 from Bourbonnais to Memorial Stadium on Saturday afternoon, an Illinois state trooper pulled over the team's three buses. Seems the buses were spending too much time in the left lane.

It wouldn't be the last time Saturday the Bears' method of travel caused some concern.

The team's first-string offense, steered for the first time by quarterback Kordell Stewart, failed to produce a touchdown on three first-quarter drives in the exhibition opener against the Indianapolis Colts despite taking over once in Indianapolis territory.

Good thing for the Bears that the third-string offense, directed by rookie Rex Grossman, produced a scoring drive to win the game in a manner that may override fans' worries. Grossman led a 50-yard march in the final 2 minutes 39 seconds, a drive sure to be called Elway-esque by Monday morning on sports talk radio.

Paul Edinger's 38-yard field goal as time expired gave the Bears a 20-18 victory over the Colts, who had taken the lead with 3:54 left.

That was when the Colts' Aaron Moorehead
08-11-2003 01:07 AM
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