CHICAGO, Dec. 19 -- In so-called "Bear Weather," the Houston Texans dealt with the bitter cold better than the team that lives in it.
"I've never been anywhere near something this cold," Texans quarterback David Carr said after he threw a touchdown pass in his team's 24-5 victory over the bumbling Bears on Sunday.
The temperature was 9 degrees at kickoff and the wind chill was 10 below zero. But the Texans (6-8) gave up the fewest points in their three-year history and forced four turnovers.
The Bears (5-9) failed to score a touchdown for the second straight game, another inept performance by the NFL's worst offense.
Quarterback Chad Hutchinson went 17 of 34 for 168 yards.
There were 17,763 no-shows at 62,122-seat Soldier Field, not including the Bears' offense.
"It [the weather] wasn't even that bad, really," Bears center Olin Kreutz said. "Our offense just didn't work."