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Orton Shines In Bears Loss

09/22/2008 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Showing more emotion than he had since winning the job, quarterback Kyle Orton pumped his fist in the air with a smile that showed as much relief as joy.

A sideline full of teammates, an organization committed to developing Orton and a football city desperate for hope could relate.

Orton had just thrown his first of two touchdowns to Rashied Davis, a 21-yard touch pass placed perfectly between three defenders. That one throw typified how sharp Orton looked Thursday night in the Bears' 37-30 exhibition loss to San Francisco.

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